Blog Archives: Audits & Tax Issues

US Person for tax purposes
03/10/2014 - 4:13 PM
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Who must pay US taxes you ask? Who is a US person for tax purposes? Who is in the crosshairs of the IRS? The answer is not quite as simple as you may think…and something that confuses many people living and operating a business in the US. Who is a U.S person for tax reporting
01/09/2013 - 6:03 AM
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Let’s say you have filed all of your delinquent returns, and the foreign-earned income exclusion, along with the other suggestions in this book, and did not eliminate your entire U.S. tax bill. Now the IRS is at your door…what should you do? Step One: Know your risks First, you must understand that the IRS can
01/09/2013 - 5:55 AM
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Great News for Some ExPats and Dual-Nationals As an ExPat American, you know that you are required to file a U.S. tax return each year and report your foreign bank accounts if you have more than $10,000 offshore. Unless you have been living under a rock in Bangladesh, you also know that the IRS has
01/09/2013 - 5:33 AM
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Each month I get one or two inquiries from U.S. citizens who have had enough and want to give up their U.S. citizenship. While it is rare for someone to take such drastic steps, especially after they learn how to manage their U.S. tax obligations while living abroad, it is an important subject. Here are

First Things First: Taking Care of Unfiled Tax Returns The first step in dealing with the IRS is to file your delinquent federal personal income tax returns. Until these tax returns are submitted, the IRS can’t set up an Installment Agreement or accept an Offer in Compromise. Clients often come in missing two, five or

Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights In tough economic times, many business owners and self-employed people find it difficult or impossible to pay their Federal taxes. When the debt is too large to pay, you then get the joy of negotiating with the Internal Revenue service. NOTE: Of course, everyone has a hard time paying their taxes.

The IRS Collection Standards—Friend or Foe? By Christian Reeves Tax Attorney  Chances are that you are reading this because you are considering paying your back taxes through an Offer in Compromise or an Installment Agreement. In the forms you have to fill out in both cases you’ll need to document all your expenses. There’s a

Can I Dump My Tax Debt in Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy and Tax Debts By Christian Reeves, Tax Attorney Personal income tax debts may be eligible for discharge under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. However, special rules apply to tax debts that make it difficult, if not impossible, for most people to dump
Attack on the Dollar
11/03/2012 - 10:05 AM
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U.S. Goes After Cash Transactions The New York Times recently reported that Federal and state authorities are investigating a handful of major American banks for failing to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches. The government claims that this may have enabled drug dealers and terrorists to launder tainted money, according to officials