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When tax problems arise for a business owner

There are many tax regulations businesses are subject to. These regulations touch on all sorts of things, such as reporting requirements, executive compensation, employee classification and employee wages, just to name a few. Given this, there are a considerable number of areas in which tax troubles could potentially arise for a business owner and their business. 

Does an IRS tax dispute always require a Tax Court appearance?

A tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service does not necessarily implicate a future appearance in U.S. Tax Court. In fact, even the IRS’s website claims that over 100,000 taxpayers are able to resolve their tax controversies outside of that forum, using an administrative route called the Office of Appeals. 

IRS Announces Top Tax Schemes of 2015

As tax season marches towards April 15, the stress of digging through records, preparing and finally filing returns begins to increase with each passing day. Another layer of anxiety is added in for those who find themselves caught in one of the many tax scams that have been targeting taxpayers across the country. To help ease your mind about any tax scares you may encounter over the next few weeks, we have provided a short list of the Internal Revenue Service's top tax scams for 2015. If any of these sound familiar, there is a chance that someone may be trying to scam you.

Potential tax traps facing limited liability companies

Readers may be familiar with or even use tax preparation software. Such programs may guide users through the process of filing various federal and state income tax returns. Many of those programs advertise both business and personal tax return assistance. However, is this advisable? 

Can a dispute over an asset's basis result in a tax controversy?

Readers likely know that capital gain must be reported to applicable authorities, such as to state revenue agents or on a federal income tax return filed with the Internal Revenue Service at the federal level. However, tax disputes can arise over the basis used in calculating such gains.

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