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

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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

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How to Respond to the ’90 Day’ IRS Letter aka Statutory Notice of Deficiency – IRS Publication 3598

IF you find yourself 'running out of time' on the 90 day period, filing a tax court petition and paying court fees and representing yourself pro-se or hiring a tax court lawyer are last choice decisions. They are costly and

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Colorado Vendor’s Fee Reinstated at 2.22%

The Colorado state Vendor's Fee also known as the sales tax Service Fee has been restored at 2.22%. The fee may be claimed on timely filed and paid Colorado sales tax returns submitted on or after July 1, 2011 beginning with

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Restaurants and Bars: IRS Audit Technique Guide an Introduction

Regardless of the type of restaurant one fact that is consistent when it comes to IRS audits is that all restaurants have numerous sales transactions with small(er) dollar amounts, taking place in a short time frame, such as during lunch

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Partial Payment Installment Agreements with the IRS – some requirements

According to the Internal Revenue Manual Chapter 5.14.2.1.1 a full Collection Information Statement is required for all Partial Payment Installment Agreements (PPIA's). IRS Forms 433A or 433B must be completed to determine the taxpayer’s ability to pay Conditional expenses are

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How to Get a ‘Fresh Start’ with the IRS

According to IR-2011-20 published on Feb. 24, 2011, in its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to

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How do you request a CDP or equivalent hearing with the Offi ce of Appeals?

Complete IRS Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing, or other written request with the same information and send it to the address shown on your lien or levy notice. To request an equivalent hearing, you must check the Equivalent Hearing

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Colorado Sales Tax on Vacation Rental

If you rent a house or condominium to someone in Colorado for less than 30 days sales tax is owed on that rental. Not only that but in order to collect sales tax you must have a Colorado sales tax license.

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