New IRS Penalty Relief Procedures

Posted on June 1, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Penalties are one of the biggest factors a financially distressed taxpayer faces on a tax bill. The Fresh Start Penalty Relief Initiative gives eligible taxpayers a six-month extension to fully pay 2011 taxes. Interest still applies on the 2011 taxes from April 17, 2012 until the tax is paid, but you won’t face failure-to-pay penalties if you pay your tax, interest and any other penalties in full by Oct. 15, 2012.
The penalty relief is available to two categories of taxpayers:

  • Wage earners who have been unemployed at least 30 consecutive days during 2011 or in 2012 up to the April 17, 2012 tax filing deadline.
  • Self-employed individuals who experienced a 25 percent or greater reduction in business income in 2011 due to the economy.

To qualify for this penalty relief, your adjusted gross income must not exceed $200,000 (married filing jointly or $100,000 for other filing statuses). Your 2011 balance due can not exceed $50,000.
Taxpayers who qualify need to complete a new Form 1127A to request the 2011 penalty relief.

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Proposed Internet Sales Tax Change in Florida

Posted on January 19, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Many companies selling goods on the internet currently enjoy the exclusion of collecting and remitting sales taxes giving them a competitive price advantage over local retailers on the same products.  But it appears that’s all about to change! (more…)

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The Real Cost of Tax Preparation

Posted on October 6, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A really funny thing happened to me today in a tax audit. (more…)

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IRS Grants Tax Relief for Miami-Dade County Tornado Victims

Posted on September 18, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Internal Revenue Service today announced special tax relief for residents of the Miami-Dade County Presidential Disaster Area that was struck by severe storms and tornadoes on March 27 [SFL 2003-07, May 2, 2003]. (more…)

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IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for Hurricane Irene Victims

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief to individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene.

Certain taxpayers in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Puerto Rico will receive tax relief, and other locations are expected to be added in coming days following additional damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The tax relief postpones certain tax filing and payment deadlines to Oct. 31, 2011. It includes corporations and businesses that previously obtained an extension until Sept. 15, 2011, to file their 2010 returns and individuals and businesses that received a similar extension until Oct. 17. It also includes the estimated tax payment for the third quarter of 2011, which would normally be due Sept. 15.

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IRS Audits of QuickBooks Users

Posted on May 9, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Companies using QuickBooks, Peachtree or other popular accounting software have greater risk in IRS audits, or IRS examinations than ever before. (more…)

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New Voluntary Disclosure of Offshore Accounts

Posted on February 9, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 deadline (more…)

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IRS Commissioner Outlines Programs Targeting International Taxpayers

Posted on December 10, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

In Notice IR-2010-122 (December 9, 2010) IRS Commissioner Doug Schulman addressed IRS intentions to focus on tax evasion as it relates to international taxes in the forthcoming year. (more…)

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Time Limitation on Innocent Spouse Relief

Posted on September 23, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

In a reviewed opinion appealable to the Sixth Circuit, the Tax Court has once again invalidated Reg. § 1.6015-5(b)(1), which provides that a spouse must request equitable relief under Code Sec. 6015(f) no later than two years from the first collection activity against the spouse. (more…)

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How to choose a Miami Accountant or Miami Accounting Firm

Posted on April 5, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

There are a number of individuals and businesses who use the services of an accountant year round. There are other individuals who only hire an accountant to help get all of their finances in order before their tax returns are due. View any directory of accountants (more…)

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