Posts Tagged ‘Attorney’

Is a Personal Representative responsible for estate tax debts?

  • March 28th, 2023
  • David Greene
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Before I answer this question, I want to remind everyone that spammers are sending out emails saying they are the IRS and asking for your Social Security number.  The IRS never communicates with taxpayers by email.  Throw these emails in…

Do I need to report the sale of stock on my tax return?

  • March 27th, 2023
  • David Greene
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The short and simple answer is yes. When you purchase stock or any type of security, you are doing so with the money you have earned after taxes. This type of investment creates a basis in the new asset you have acquired….

Does using a paid tax preparer guarantee a correct return?

  • March 23rd, 2023
  • David Greene
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Unfortunately, the answer is “no.”  Many preparers make mistakes from time to time for various reasons on both personal and corporate returns.  In fact, the IRS recently released a study that found that 71% of S corporations who used paid…

Is a spouse responsible for the partner’s pre-marital tax debt?

  • March 21st, 2023
  • David Greene
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If one is single when the unpaid tax liability accrued, only the one who incurred the tax debt is responsible for paying those taxes.  The IRS cannot take the other spouse’s property or levy her income to pay those taxes. …

Mistakes In Tax Return Preparation (Part 2)

  • March 2nd, 2023
  • David Greene
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Recently I stated that I can think of ten mistakes that are most often made when preparing a tax return. In that blog I listed 5 and in this blog I will tell you the remainder. Here they are: (6)…

I was awarded our home in my divorce two years ago. Then last year the IRS assessed a large back tax debt against my husband and placed a lien on my house. Can they do this?

  • March 2nd, 2023
  • David Greene
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I think we might be able fight this.  If he had to transfer the house to you by Court Order and the tax wasn’t assessed against him until after the divorce, then the lien does not attach to your house. …

What type of documents should I be considering for my Estate Plan?

  • February 28th, 2023
  • David Greene
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When people typically think of estate planning, the first thing that comes to mind is how they can control their assets after death. When considering this, most individuals come in to see us wanting to create some type of will…

How To Choose A Tax Return Preparer

  • February 24th, 2023
  • David Greene
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I have more than a few clients each year who are audited and when I review their returns I can see where the tax preparer made mistakes because he/she did not understand the application of the rules. The IRS has…

What is Innocent Spouse relief in terms of IRS tax collections?

  • February 10th, 2023
  • David Greene
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In order to ascertain whether you are eligible for Innocent Spouse relief, we must look closely at the years in question.  Were the unpaid returns filed as joint returns?  You are responsible for taxes owed on any return you sign. …

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