When to File Collection Appeal Request (CAP) IRS form 9423

A Collection Appeal Request (CAP) -  IRS Form 9423 - is filed in response to the IRS enforcing collection against an accrued amount they believe they are owed by you or the denial or termination of an installment agreement. Except in

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Intent To Levy, Intent To Lien, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement

When to file a request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing (CDP) IRS form 12153

The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 established the Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing (CDP), which is an appeal filed in response to the following collection actions: Notice of Federal Tax Lien Filing and Your Right to a

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Back Taxes Owed, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement

Top Passive Loss Issues for the IRS

The following are the top issues for the IRS regarding passive losses: Airplane Leasing Farm loss - particularly when the taxpayer lives out of state Rental Real Estate Real Estate Professionals demonstrating 'material participation' Equipment leasing losses 1120S and 1065

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Passive Activity, Rental Real Estate

Examples of Income that is NOT Passive

Rental Income from a building leased to a business where the tax payer works - Reg 1.469-2(f)(6) Rental income from leased land - Reg. 1.469-2T(f)(3) Income from land, a building or other property held for investment IRC 469(e)(1)(A)(ii)(II) Gains on

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Passive Activity, Rental Real Estate

Certificate of Lien WITHDRAWAL

A certificate of lien withdrawal will remove the tax lien from the taxpayer’s credit report. The IRS has discretionary authority to withdraw a lien if one of the four criteria is met according to the 1996 Taxpayer Bill Of Rights The lien

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement, Tax Relief

Field Audit Tests for Sole Proprietor CASH Income Require More Teeth

This audit was initiated by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to determine whether minimum probes for unreported income during sole proprietor audits are conducted in accordance with IRS policies and procedures.  This audit was conducted as part of

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Audit Technique Guide, IRS Audit, IRS Examination, Sole Proprietor

3.8% Medicare Tax Post 2012 is not limited exclusively to real estate transactions

A recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report sheds some light on the misconception that the 3.8% Medicare contributions tax on unearned income, which was added by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and effective for tax years

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Medicare, Rental Real Estate

2011 Retirement Plan IRS Limitations

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2011. In general, these limits will either remain unchanged, or the inflation adjustments for 2011 will be small.

Tagged with:
Posted in IRA, Retirement

IRS now accepting taxpayer records in electronic format from Intuit and Peachtree

The Internal Revenue Service has started accepting taxpayer records in electronic format from small businesses using Intuit’s QuickBooks and Sage’s Peachtree accounting software for audits and examinations. Electronic files should be provided on a CD, DVD, or flash/jump drive to

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Appeals & Audit Resolution, Audit Technique Guide, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a new 3.8% Medicare tax

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a new §1411, which is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2012. This section will impose on high-income households a 3.8% Medicare tax on the lesser of “net investment income” or

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Medicare
Subscribe via Email

Follow me on Twitter
QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisors Online

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification

Xero Certified Adviser