LIEN DETERMINATIONS WERE UNTIMELY OR NOT MADE APPROPRIATELY FOR OVER $1.4 BILLION IN DELINQUENT TAXES

IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) protects its claims against taxpayers who owe delinquent taxes by filing Federal Tax Liens (liens), which establishes the IRS’ priority among secured creditors for the taxpayers’ equity. However, lien determinations were not

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Court: Innocent Spouses Still Have Only Two Years

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service can still apply a two-year deadline to taxpayers looking to file for "innocent spouse" relief. The court reversed a previous Tax Court ruling, which held that because

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What information must be disclosed about uncertain tax positions?

The draft proposal would require identification of up to three Internal Revenue Code sections which relate to the position. Some commentators have suggested it might be a good idea to disclose additional code sections in the description of the position

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Are you required to report an uncertain tax position?

As set forth in the draft instructions, the initial disclosure with respect to the 2010 tax year would be required from corporations that have uncertain tax positions own assets exceeding $10 million issue audited financial statements, and are required to

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What is an uncertain tax position?

As set forth in the current drafts, an uncertain tax position includes a federal income tax position for which the taxpayer has recorded a reserve in an audited financial statement. It also includes a position where no reserve is reported

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Special Tax Incentives for Small Businesses to Provide Health Care, Hire New Workers

Videos HIRE Act: English Small Business Health Care Tax Credit: English WASHINGTON — In recognition of National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service encourages small businesses to take advantage of tax-saving opportunities included in recently enacted federal legislation. A

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HIRE – Depreciation and Section 179 Expense

HIRE and Section 179 Deduction - A qualifying taxpayer can choose to treat the cost of certain property as an expense and deduct it in the year the property is placed in service instead of depreciating it over several years.

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Grouping Passive Activities – IRS Disclosure Rules

As part of the IRS's continuing efforts to require greater disclosure of tax positions and strategies on returns, it recently released new, mandatory disclosure rules for grouping passive activities. Rev. Proc. 2010-13 for the first time mandates that passive-activity groupings

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*****S Corporations and Self Employment Tax

The American Jobs and Tax Loopholes Act, currently in Congress, would subject to Self Employment Taxes (FICA, FUTA, SUTA) all distributions from S Corporations which are "personal service" corporations. This is HUGE. This is not good for the small business

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Hedge Funds Buy Tax Whistle-Blower Claims

New York Times, Whistle-Blowers Become Investment Option for Hedge Funds, by David Kocieniewski: Hedge funds have found a new market to invest in: whistle-blowers. Informants who turn in tax cheats have to wait years to get their share of any

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