How to Account for Net Operating Loss when Merging Entities

You can merge both a profitable entity with an entity that has a Net Operating Loss assuming that both entities have common ownership or sufficient overlap and a limited history of owner shifts. The Net Operating Loss of the dissolved entity can be utilized for the surviving entity according to Section 381 of the Internal…

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How to become a Certifying IRS ITIN Acceptance Agent

An Acceptance Agent is a person or an entity (business or organization) who, pursuant to a written agreement with the IRS, is authorized to assist individuals and other foreign persons who do not qualify for a Social Security Number but who still need a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to process a Form 1040 and other…

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Partial Payment Installment Agreement – PPIA

When you cannot pay your taxes in full you may be allowed to pay over a prescribed period of time. If full payment cannot be achieved by the Collection Statute Expiration Date (CSED)- USUALLY 10 YEARS, and you have some ability to pay, the IRS can enter into Partial Payment Installment Agreements (PPIAs) as provided…

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What is an Abusive Tax Shelter?

An abusive tax shelter generally offers inflated tax savings which are disproportionately greater than your actual investment placed at risk. Usually you invest money to generate income or capital appreciation but an abusive tax shelter generates little or no income or capital appreciation, and/or the tax shelter exists primarily to reduce taxes unreasonably for tax…

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Small Business Health Insurance Credits-Patient Protection-Affordable Care Act 2010

The Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law in March of 2010.  The Act makes a credit available to small employers who pay at least 50% of the cost of qualifying health care coverage for their employees.…

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Employee Stock Options and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Okay this is fun, writing about employee stock options that is. The biggest thing that kicked me in the jimmy as it were was the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) obligation associated with Incentive Stock Options that were exercised (converted to stock) but the underlining stock was not sold in the same tax year that the…

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