Are You a Small Business Owner With Back Taxes?

The stress of owing the IRS money can be crippling. The IRS can place a lien on your property or even levy your bank account. For whatever reason, you’ve gotten into a tough situation but how do get out? Here are a few options the IRS offers to help. 1. Offer in Compromise (OIC): With an OIC, you offer the IRS an amount of money to settle your tax debt.…

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Tax Cut and Jobs Act – Guidance needed as Sec. 199A appears “poorly defined”

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Richard Neal, D-Mass., has asked the Treasury and the IRS for guidance on the tax code’s new passthrough deduction. In a May 1 letter, Neal asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter, for clarifying guidance on Code Sec. 199A. Passthrough Deduction The new Code Sec. 199A, enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97), provides a 20 percent deduction…

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Beware of IRS Scammers!

The Internal Revenue Service and its partners in the tax industry and state tax authorities warned Tuesday about a new twist on the phone scam that criminals have been using for years to steal money from taxpayers, with the fraudsters now using phone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers while demanding payment on nonexistent tax bills. The IRS and its Security Summit partners are cautioning taxpayers to remain alert…

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Tax Reform Guidance Will Take Years, Says IRS Chief

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told lawmakers on April 11 that implementing tax reform is one of the IRS’s highest priorities, but issuing guidance will likely take years. “Preliminary efforts to implement this new law are already underway,” Kautter said during a House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee hearing. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)  was enacted last December. Kautter testified before the committee on the IRS’s budget and current operations. Kautter…

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Trump Tax Plan

The Tax Cut and Job Act (Trump’s Tax Plan) was approved and officially signed into law. How will this affect your business? How will this affect your personal tax situation? Since this is the most substantial tax reform since 1986, we strongly recommend tax planning to ensure you are prepared for 2018.  The degree of change that impacts business tax exposure and in many cases, results in personal tax changes,…

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You’re a business owner with lots of back taxes – Now what?

The stress of owing the IRS money can be crippling. The IRS can place a lien on your property or even levy your bank account. For whatever reason, you’ve gotten into a tough situation but how do get out? Here are a few options the IRS offers to help. 1. Offer in Compromise (OIC): With an OIC, you offer the IRS an amount of money to settle your tax debt.…

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