Posts Tagged ‘audit’

Is a mistake on a tax return criminal?

  • June 8th, 2022
  • David Greene
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If you make a mistake on your tax return, that is not criminal.  However, filing a wilfully fraudulent return is criminal and can land you in jail.  Here are some things you do not want to do that, if done,…

How likely is it for an S-Corporatoin to be audited?

  • April 6th, 2022
  • David Greene
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It is true that an S-corp or partnership is less likely to be audited than a sole proprietorship.  However, the IRS is increasing pass-through entity audits as their computers become more powerefu.  Also, several years ago the IRS was directed…

Headed for divorce? Here are some tax tips.

  • November 17th, 2021
  • David Greene
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There are several things I recommend you do if you think you might find yourself going through a divorce, both for future tax audit sake and to make sure all assets are revealed.  First, copy all of your financial records…

How long should one keep tax documents?

  • November 5th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The answer is not as simple as you might think.  If you have the room, it would be wise to keep those records for at least ten years.  In these days it is easy to scan paper documents and store…

What can I do to avoid being audited?

  • May 27th, 2021
  • David Greene
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I often get this question during tax season.  There is nothing you can do to guarantee that you will never be audited.  However, by following three simple rules, you can minimize your chances of being audited and, if you are…

Are foreign bank accounts illegal for American citizens?

  • October 8th, 2020
  • David Greene
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It’s amazing the rumors that abound about the IRS.  You will not get in trouble for merely having a foreign bank account, so long as you report it properly on your tax return.  Many people and businesses have such accounts…

Are offshore bank accounts illegal?

  • September 24th, 2020
  • David Greene
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As I have mentioned previously in this column, the IRS has launched an aggressive offensive campaign against people who have offshore bank accounts.  It is certainly not illegal to have an offshore account or credit card and there are many…

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