How Trumps New Tax Plan Will Affect You

How Trumps new tax plan will affect you

How Trumps New Tax Plan Will Affect You Donald Trump promised big tax reform when he was on the campaign trail, and he released a preliminary outline of his plan during this first 100 days, but he has not introduced … Continue reading

Obtaining an Installment Payment Agreement When You Owe Taxes to the State of Nevada

Obtaining an installment payment agreement when you owe taxes to the State of Nevada

Obtaining an Installment Payment Agreement When You Owe Taxes to the State of Nevada Although Nevada taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief that they do not owe a state income tax, the Nevada Department of Taxation still collects and … Continue reading

Lessons to Learn from Professional Athletes’ Tax Troubles

Lessons to Learn from Professional Athletes’ Tax Troubles Professional athletes and income tax troubles: in recent years, the two have gone hand in hand. Las Vegas’s own Floyd “Money” Mayweather is currently embroiled in a United States Tax Court battle … Continue reading

Arizona and the IRS Contracting Debt Collection Companies

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Arizona and the IRS Contracting Debt Collection Companies You can’t always pay your tax bill on time. Sometimes, you end up owing more than you expected, and you’re blindsided by the bill come April. Other times, you know what’s coming, … Continue reading

What to Do if Your Tax Return Seems Wrong

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What to Do if Your Tax Return Seems Wrong You file your taxes and send off a small check for what you owe. Or maybe you expect to get a little back, but not much. Then you’re surprised when you … Continue reading

Codes of Conduct for Tax Professionals

Codes of Conduct for Tax Professionals Tax professionals are bound by a code of ethics and laws governing their practice. When you hire an account, a tax law lawyer in Glendale, or some other tax professional, you can feel confident … Continue reading

What is Being Done to Reform the U.S. Tax Code?

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What is Being Done to Reform the U.S. Tax Code? With the election of a new president, there has been a lot of talk about shaking things up. Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress, and there is … Continue reading

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents

IRS Resources for Phoenix Businesses and Residents Understanding your tax obligations can be confusing. The tax code is enormous and complex, and there are always exceptions and addendums to consider. Working with a tax lawyer is the best way to … Continue reading

Will President Trump Put an End to Offshore Tax Havens?

Will President Trump Put an End to Offshore Tax Havens

Will President Trump Put an End to Offshore Tax Havens? During the presidential primaries last year, both Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump promised to put an end to offshore tax havens. Sanders wanted to end the ability … Continue reading

Understanding the Different Notices from the IRS

Understanding the Different Notices from the IRS

Understanding the Different Notices from the IRS It’s the thing that no one wants to see when they open the mailbox: A letter from the IRS. The letter might actually be letting you know that you made a mistake on … Continue reading

Changes in Tax Law Coming in 2017

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Changes in Tax Law Coming in 2017 Donald Trump has already made some big changes in the few weeks that he has been president, and he has promised to make big changes to the tax laws. If he moves on … Continue reading

Top 5 Resources for Tax Knowledge

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Top 5 Resources for Tax Knowledge Unless you’re a CPA or a tax lawyer in Paradise Valley, you’re probably just as confused about taxes as the rest of us. The tax code is huge, and you can’t know it all. … Continue reading

How the Repeal of Obamacare Will Affect Taxation

How the Repeal of Obamacare Will Affect Taxation

How the Repeal of Obamacare Will Affect Taxation Now that the Electoral College has confirmed Donald Trump as our next president, many are looking forward to big changes come January. One of the top priorities for the Republicans, who control … Continue reading

Alternative Currency, The Dark Web, Bitcoin, Death, and Taxes

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Alternative Currency, The Dark Web, Bitcoin, Death, and Taxes As the era of technology is constantly changing to fit the needs of everyday people, probably one of the more unusual parts of life is changing all in the name of … Continue reading

What Changes in Tax Law Might We See Under President Trump?

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What Changes in Tax Law Might We See Under President Trump? Any time a new president is elected, there is concern about how taxes will change. Will taxes be raised or lowered for certain groups or across the board? Will … Continue reading

IRS Releases New ACA Reporting Forms

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IRS Releases New ACA Reporting Forms The year is closing in on us quickly, and before you know it, it will be time to start getting all your paperwork in order to file your taxes. If you run a business … Continue reading

How to Protect Yourself When the IRS Files a Lien against You

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How to Protect Yourself When the IRS Files a Lien against You Failing to pay your tax bill can lead to big penalties. You can have your wages garnished, lose any future tax refund, and have your assets levied. If … Continue reading

Department of Labor’s New Final Overtime Rule

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Department of Labor’s New Final Overtime Rule If you have a salaried position, you well know that you can work 50 or 60 hours a week and not get paid a dime – and that’s perfectly legal. Whereas if you … Continue reading

What are IRS Whistleblowers?

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What are IRS Whistleblowers? You may have seen a movie or two where a “whistleblower” was at the core of some takedown of a corrupt company causing cancer by polluting the water or covering up the harmful side effects of … Continue reading

What is the Statute of Limitations in Federal Tax Cases?

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Federal Tax Cases? You know that you need to hang onto copies of your tax returns and your relevant forms and receipts after you file each year, but you may wonder just how … Continue reading

How to Pay Taxes on Unsourceable Income

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How to Pay Taxes on Unsourceable Income When you collect your paycheck, you know that Uncle Sam has a hand in that transaction. Not only are the taxes you owe automatically deducted from your pay, but you know that your … Continue reading

Rules of Conduct for IRS Auditors

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Rules of Conduct for IRS Auditors Being audited by the IRS is one of the most terrifying experiences that many people can think of having. When you’re sitting across from that IRS auditor, the situation can seem even more intimidating. … Continue reading

When Can Overdue Corporate Taxes Lead to Personal Liability?

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When Can Overdue Corporate Taxes Lead to Personal Liability? Corporations are obligated to pay a number of taxes, including payroll taxes, sales and use taxes, and income taxes. If they fall behind or they fail to pay, the IRS will … Continue reading

Is My Offshore Tax Haven Illegal?

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Is My Offshore Tax Haven Illegal? We hear a lot about offshore accounts thanks to news stories about unethical politicians or companies and their corporate officers that have been charged with tax fraud. The stereotype is that people open up … Continue reading

IRS Launches More Rigorous e-Authentication Process

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IRS Launches More Rigorous e-Authentication Process Identity theft is a growing threat in our increasingly connected society. While the Internet may make it easier to do things like pay bills or file our taxes, it also makes it easier for … Continue reading

Criminal Tax Evasion vs. Negligence

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Criminal Tax Evasion vs. Negligence Ignorance of the law is not a defense of the law. But ignorance of the law can show that there was no criminal intent. It can mean the difference between being found guilty of negligence … Continue reading

Section 530 Relief in Employment Tax Cases with the IRS

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Section 530 Relief in Employment Tax Cases with the IRS As a business owner, you have to manage a lot of complicated tax issues. It is important that you hire a qualified accountant or tax lawyer to help you manage … Continue reading

The Insider’s Guide to the Panama Papers

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The Insider’s Guide to the Panama Papers These days, there always seems to be some kind of leak that sheds light on highly classified activities that show us all just how the world really works. We keep learning more about … Continue reading

Arizona Legislature Introduces New Tax Amnesty Program

Arizona Legislature Introduces New Tax Amnesty Program

Arizona Legislature Introduces New Tax Amnesty Program Bad things happen to the best of us. We come up short one year because we didn’t work as much or because we got injured and missed a lot of work while racking … Continue reading

The Latest Government Efforts to Undermine Tax Evasion, Money Laundering and Corruption

The Latest Government Efforts to Undermine Tax Evasion, Money Laundering and Corruption Tax evasion doesn’t just cost the government — it costs us all. When businesses and people aren’t paying their fair share in taxes, the rest of us either … Continue reading

What is the Cohan Rule?

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What is the Cohan Rule? You will pay a lot of money to run your business, including basic overhead like rent and utilities, as well as extras like flights to attend conferences or meals to entertain clients. Many of these … Continue reading

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Are IRS Budget Cuts Decreasing Your Odds of Being Audited?

Are IRS Budget Cuts Decreasing Your Odds of Being Audited?

Are IRS Budget Cuts Decreasing Your Odds of Being Audited? Few things are as scary to many people as the prospect of being audited on their tax returns. The tax man is like the grown up version of the boogeyman. … Continue reading

How to Contest an IRS Tax Bill Successfully in Fountain Hills

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How to Contest an IRS Tax Bill Successfully Getting a notice from the IRS can be intimidating. You may receive a letter that the IRS thinks you failed to report income or that you erroneously claimed a deduction and that … Continue reading

The Most Important Cave Creek Tax Filing Changes You Need to be Aware of Right Now

The Most Important Tax Filing Changes You Need to be Aware of Right Now Every year, changes are made to the tax code that affects how you file. That may mean that a tax break is available for a temporary … Continue reading

Avoiding Innocent Spouse Relief from the Start

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Avoiding Innocent Spouse Relief from the Start When you are married, you share everything. You share all the money you make, and you share the liability for any debts or taxes. That means that when your spouse gets snowballed by … Continue reading

Your Rights as a Taxpayer: The Arizona Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Your Rights as a Taxpayer: The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights

Your Rights as a Taxpayer: The Arizona Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights When most people think of taxes, they think about their obligations — what they have to pay and the fines and penalties they will face if they don’t. Most … Continue reading

How Does America Stack Up against Other Countries?

How Does America Stack Up against Other Countries? When new social programs are discussed, such as free health care or free college education, there is a lot of discussion about other places in the world that already offer these programs … Continue reading

Make Your Phoenix Tax Audit Fast and Painless with These Great Tips

Make Your Phoenix Tax Audit Fast and Painless with These Great Tips Everyone dreads the idea of getting an IRS audit. But if you find out that you are the subject of one, you can’t just bury your head in … Continue reading

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout

Taxes and Your Fountain Hills Pension Payout Retirement is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can look forward to never having to work again and spending your days as you see fit. You are finally ready to just … Continue reading

How Omissions on Your Paradise Valley Tax Return Can Have the IRS Audit You for Years to Come

How Omissions on Your Paradise Valley Tax Return Can Have the IRS Audit You for Years to Come

How Omissions on Your Paradise Valley Tax Return Can Have the IRS Audit You for Years to Come An IRS audit is the stuff of nightmares. Most of us file our taxes every year in good faith, having included everything … Continue reading

These Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit

These Cave Creek Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit

These Tax Breaks May Have You Heading Straight for an Audit Audits don’t just happen to those who are trying to skirt the rules or engaging in suspicious behavior. Even if you file every form you are supposed to and … Continue reading

Can Delinquent Taxes Keep You from Obtaining or Retaining a Passport?

Can Delinquent Taxes Keep You from Obtaining or Retaining a Passport?

Can Delinquent Taxes Keep You from Obtaining or Retaining a Passport? Can Delinquent Taxes Keep You from Obtaining or Retaining a Passport? Learn how a new provision signed into law on Dec. 4 prohibits those who are seriously delinquent on … Continue reading

Strategies to Minimize the Risk of an Arizona Income Tax Audit

Strategies to Minimize the Risk of an Arizona Income Tax Audit

Strategies to Minimize the Risk of an Arizona Income Tax Audit Strategies to Minimize the Risk of an Arizona Income Tax Audit. Here are some strategies that may help minimize the risk of a tax audit. Phoenix, Arizona The words … Continue reading

Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?”

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Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?” Are Arizona Taxes “Fair?” Here’s some information about how Arizona compares to other states in terms of taxes. Phoenix, Arizona The only things said to be certain in life are death and taxes. Yet some high-profile … Continue reading

Where Does My Phoenix Tax Money Go?

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Where Does My Phoenix Tax Money Go? Where Do Phoenix Tax Dollars Go??! Here’s some interesting information on how those Phoenix tax dollars are distributed. Phoenix, Arizona You may moan about paying taxes — that is a pretty big chunk … Continue reading

How Silver Law Can Help Represent You in Phoenix Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation

How Silver Law Can Help Represent You in Phoenix Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation

How Silver Law Can Help Represent You in Phoenix Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation How Silver Law Can Help Represent You in Phoenix Criminal and Civil Tax Litigation! The attorneys at Silver Law PLC can review your case and help … Continue reading

The IRS Takes Tax Evasion Seriously — No Matter Who You Are!

The IRS Takes Tax Evasion Seriously -- No Matter Who You Are!

The IRS Takes Tax Evasion Seriously — No Matter Who You Are! The IRS Takes Tax Evasion Seriously — No Matter Who You Are! Working with a Scottsdale tax attorney can help you minimize the penalties you have to pay … Continue reading

Repercussions of Not Filing a Tax Return in Phoenix

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Repercussions of Not Filing a Tax Return in Phoenix Working with a tax lawyer may be able to help you minimize the penalties you face if you fail to file your taxes. Phoenix, Arizona There’s an old saying that “In … Continue reading

How A Scottsdale Tax Lawyer May Help You Get an IRS Offer in Compromise

How A Scottsdale Tax Lawyer May Help You Get an IRS Offer in Compromise Not everyone who owes money to the IRS is a cheat who is trying to get out of their obligations. Some people don’t pay because they … Continue reading

DEALING WITH UNFILED EMPLOYMENT TAXES

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DEALING WITH UNFILED EMPLOYMENT TAXES Taxes can take a big chunk out of your profits. You might dread the filing of your quarterly employment taxes knowing that you are going to have a big tax bill that you simply cannot … Continue reading

Form 8300 and Your Car Dealership’s Reporting Requirements

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Form 8300 and Your Car Dealership’s Reporting Requirements Any car dealer in Arizona that receives more than $10,000 in cash in a single transaction or related transactions must complete a Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in … Continue reading

Avoiding Unintentional Structuring of Cash Transactions

Avoiding Unintentional Structuring of Cash Transactions

Avoiding Unintentional Structuring of Cash Transactions Structuring is a strategy used by businesses that are attempting to evade taxes by hiding large amounts of cash. With structuring, companies deposit smaller amounts of cash to avoid automatic reporting by the bank … Continue reading

How to Avoid Worker Misclassification Issues

How to Avoid Worker Misclassification Issues

How to Avoid Worker Misclassification Issues Running a business is no small feat. There are a myriad of laws, regulations, and restrictions to observe and follow, and it is easy to overlook essential statutes. In recent years, worker misclassification has … Continue reading

When it Pays to Consult the Professional- The Top Five Reasons to Hire a Phoenix Tax Attorney!

Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Tax Lawyer in Phoenix Arizona

When it Pays to Consult the Professional- The Top Five Reasons to Hire a Phoenix Tax Attorney! The word taxes makes many Phoenix and Arizona residents cringe. This sentiment is intensified when the IRS gets involved. Luckily, many people are … Continue reading

Top 3 Stages of Tax Defense in Phoenix Arizona

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Top 3 Stages of Tax Defense in Phoenix Arizona No one ever wants to get a letter from the IRS saying that they’re been audited, but it does happen – perhaps more frequently than you might think. If the IRS … Continue reading

IRS Revised Guidelines Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

IRS Revised Guidelines Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program On June 18, 2014, the IRS issued revised guidelines under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). Under a new program called the Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedure, if a taxpayer failure to file the … Continue reading

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