Tax Controversies Archives

Are educational deductions contributing to tax controversies?

With another academic year in full swing, readers may have questions about the tax implications of college expenses. The Internal Revenue Service offers some guidance in IRS Publication 970. However, taxpayers who itemize their deductions rather than claiming the standard deduction may appreciate the clarity that a tax attorney can bring to the table. 

Do interest and penalties always accompany tax controversies?

One of the most discouraging aspects about a tax dispute is the late fees and penalties that may attach. Although a taxpayer may have a good-faith belief in his or her defense, the consequences, if proven wrong, can be costly. In other scenarios, a taxpayer may not have realized that he or she was delinquent, only to discover that the oversight comes with fines and interest from the date the tax was owed.

Beware: Basket options could land you in hot water with IRS

Businesses and individuals have long pursued strategies to protect their assets from heavy tax burdens. The Internal Revenue Service, however, is constantly searching for strategies that may be skirt the line of what is legal. If the IRS comes after a strategy that you use, it may be wise to work with a tax attorney to ensure you and your assets are protected.

My IRS dispute is going into litigation. What are my options?

When individual or business taxpayers have civil disputes with the IRS, the first steps toward resolution are taken with the IRS directly. The ultimate result, however, may be a decision by the agency that the taxpayer believes is incorrect or unjust.

Pot CEOs protest tax and banking issues by paying taxes in cash

As of this moment, 19 states have legalized medical marijuana. Moreover, four states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult possession of at least small amounts of marijuana. While cultivation and sales are still strictly regulated in most places, there's a lot of money to be made in legalized pot -- but no effective rules on how that money is taxed.

Federal taxes are due one week from today. How ready are you?

Plenty of Americans miss the tax deadline every year. Others file, only to discover they owe taxes and can't afford to pay. If you're one of them, unfortunately, you could end up owing tax penalties.

Can you pass this tax law quiz?

The federal tax code is very complicated. Even people who have been filing their taxes themselves for years likely are not experts. If the IRS ever accuses them of breaking the law, there is a good chance the taxpayer will not even understand what they are accused of doing, let alone be able to mount an effective defense, without the help of a tax attorney.

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