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When are job search expenses deductible?

  • June 28th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Some, but not all,  job-hunting expenses are deductible, according to the IRS.  To determine deductibility, keep in mind the following criteria:  The expenses must be spent on a job search in your current occupation; expenses looking for a job for…

What factors trigger a business audit?

  • June 6th, 2017
  • David Greene
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There are two basic ways the IRS chooses a Form 941 Employment tax return to audit: 1. A computer program detects a return that has incorrect amounts or 2. Information from compliance projects (news media, public records, etc.) suggests the…

What Document Support Is Needed for Charitable Contributions

  • May 23rd, 2017
  • David Greene
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Here are the rules for deducting charitable contributions and the supporting documents needed. Any contribution of $250.00 or more must be substantiated by a contemporaneous written receipt by the donee organization.  This receipt must state whether or not the donee…

Changes in IRS collection methods for 2017 that make it harder to resolve a delinquent taxpayer’s debt.

  • May 9th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Here are five new changes in IRS collections techniques. 1. The IRS is using private debt collectors for the third time.  They sometimes can be easier to deal with than a revenue officer, but usually they have less leeway in…

All tax returns must be filed to submit an Offer in Compromise

  • April 25th, 2017
  • David Greene
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In order to be considered for an Offer in Compromise, the taxpayer must be current with all income tax return filings. If the taxpayer is a company, this requirement includes payroll tax and federal unemployment tax filings as well as…

Can a taxpayer file more than one Offer in Compromise?

  • April 18th, 2017
  • David Greene
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Yes a taxpayer can certainly file a second Offer, especially when there is a change in his financial circumstances.   However, we should look at another possibility first.  When an Offer is rejected, the taxpayer has 30 days from the date of the official rejection…

What if you can’t pay what you owe on your tax return?

  • April 11th, 2017
  • David Greene
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First let me remind everyone that Tax Day is getting very close.  The deadline to file is April 18 this year due to a Washington, DC holiday.  Also, let me make it clear that you always need to file your…

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