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7 Takeaways from IRS Commissioner Rettig's Keynote Speech to MSBA

Frost & Associates, LLC was pleased to be among the sponsors for this year's Annual Irving Shulbank Memorial Dinner and Program. Highlights of the program included announcing the recipients of the 2019 Tax Excellence Award and The J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award, as well as a presentation by keynote speaker, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.

Expedited Passport Decertification Available to Taxpayers With Urgent Travel Needs

As we've previously reported,1 the IRS is actively targeting some taxpayers for passport denial or revocation. Currently, taxpayers who owe the IRS at least $52,000 may be unable to obtain or renew their passports. Taxpayers must be proactive to prevent delays with travel plans.

A simple explanation of two IRS deductions for small businesses

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides some tax benefits to small businesses. Many of these benefits are in the form of tax deductions. When it comes to pass-through entities like sole proprietors, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLC), two examples include:

Royal Baby Sussex, meet Uncle Sam

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, recently welcomed a baby boy into the royal family. Amidst the joy and celebrations that often come with welcoming a new family member, this little one may require some proactive tax planning. Although born in England, the infant could find himself subject to taxes in the United States.

How does the IRS build allegations of tax fraud?

Snitches. It is a word that brings back memories of plot lines from popular mobster movies like The Godfather or the mega-hit HBO show The Sopranos. There are many names for those who provide information to another party in exchange for gain or immunity. The term “snitch” has a more negative connotation, other, less sinister monikers for those who take on this role include whistleblowers or informers.

Three facts about the IRS refund process

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is working through tax filings and anticipates many more as the April 15 tax deadline quickly approaches. The agency recently released a publication aimed at dispelling many myths about tax refunds that are getting circulated through social media platforms.

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