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Christmas Wishes

  • December 23rd, 2010
  • David Greene
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For this Christmas Week blog, I would like to pay honor to this most wonderful season of the year.  It is a time for rejoicing and sharing your love and good fortunes (large or small, monetary or otherwise) with friends and family.  However, many of us with problems cannot seem to put

 

 

What to do when you receive notice of delinquent taxes

  • December 14th, 2010
  • David Greene
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When you receive a notice about delinquent taxes, you must first determine whether it is a notice of taxes due or a warning that additional taxes will be assessed if action is not taken.  In either case, there is an appeal period or period in which to act before further action is taken.  One should never let this period expire without contacting the IRS or filing some paperwork.

 

 

Successful Offers when assets are greater than amount owed

  • December 8th, 2010
  • David Greene
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Today I want to discuss an alternate type of Offer in Compromise that might work for a taxpayer who has suddenly acquired liquid assets such as a personal injury settlement.  The goal is to protect this settlement from the IRS and not have to include it in an Offer in Compromise.  The solution I am

 

 

Are Offers in Compromise affected by after-acquired assets?

  • November 30th, 2010
  • David Greene
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If one acquires a large sum of money after filing an Offer In Compromise, how will it affect his Offer?  After an Offer is filed, the IRS will require updates on all assets, income and expenses throughout the negotiation process.  Since the Offer process normally takes eight months to a year to complete, economic conditions sometimes change for the taxpayer.

 

 

Offer in Compromise based on Doubt as to Collectibility

  • November 16th, 2010
  • David Greene
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An Offer in Compromise based on doubt as to collectibility is by far the most common type of Offer.  As the name implies, the IRS is willing to take a lesser amount than is due if the taxpayer convinces the IRS that there is very little likelihood of collecting the total amount within the statute of limitations

 

 

Addressing South Carolina Delinquent Tax Problems

  • November 9th, 2010
  • David Greene
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Although there are similarities between methods of dealing with South Carolina tax problems and federal tax problems, there are also many differences.  Frankly, there are not as many options for settling state taxes as there are for federal taxes.  However, there are options for the taxpayer.

 

What Is The Purpose Of The Taxpayer Advocate

  • October 26th, 2010
  • David Greene
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Following the congressional hearings on the IRS, which found many problems in how the IRS sometimes mistreats taxpayers, the Taxpayer Advocate Service was formed. The Taxpayer Advocate’s office is a special branch of the IRS that was formed to investigate any problems reported by taxpayers and help to resolve those problems.

 

 

What is an Innocent Spouse?

  • October 19th, 2010
  • David Greene
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The Innocent Spouse appeal is one in which one spouse who has been assessed delinquent taxes claims that, although she signed a joint return, she should not be held liable for the taxes because she did not know about the money that gave rise to the delinquent taxes.

 

 

Can a Former Partner be responsible for the Trust Fund Penalty?

  • October 12th, 2010
  • David Greene
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The Trust Fund Penalty is a method the IRS uses to shift liability for non-payment of payroll taxes from a corporation or partnership to an individual.  The Trust Fund portion of the payroll taxes is that portion withheld from the employees’ paychecks and not forwarded to the IRS.   It does not include the corporation’s matching FICA.

 

 

Can the IRS seize property in another’s name?

  • October 6th, 2010
  • David Greene
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A well-known law called the Statute of Frauds states that when you transfer property after you have notice of a potential lawsuit or debt, the Court can reverse the transfer as being done to avoid the debt.  This is true when the transfer was for less than fair market value.  This most often happens when a potentially

 

 

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