Meal Expense – Navigating Between Internal Revenue Code Sections 162, 274, 132; IRS Technical Advice Memorandum 200030001; and, Churchill Downs v. Commissioner

As per usual I'm swimming in areas where the tax code is seemingly at odds. The latest matter across my desk regards meals and entertainment (M&E) expense. These are the two questions at hand: Specifically at what point does a meeting expense

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Posted in Business Expense, Deductible Expense, Disallowed Expenses, Employee Business Expense, Meal Expense, Tax Court, Tax Deductible Expenses, Taxable Income, Uncertain Tax Position

IRS Expert Interface for Locating Documents

This directory listing is considered an expert interface to locating PDF documents from the IRS concerning: Notices Announcements Guides Revenue Procedures Revenue Rulings Tread lightly!

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Richard S. Leyh et ux. v. Commissioner – Contemporaneous Log Detailing Rental Property Activity Permissible in Defining Real Estate Professional for Income Tax Purposes

Richard S. Leyh et ux. v. Commissioner (T.C. Summ. Op. 2015-27) details a case in which a taxpayer could revise her contemporaneous log of daily rental property activity and qualify as a real estate professional for income tax reporting purposes.

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Posted in Rental Real Estate, Tax Court, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation

Automatic Extension Request of Time to File Personal Income Taxes: IRS Form 4868

Income tax forms and payment are due AGAIN. Don't sweat it, file IRS Form 4868 today! Remember this is an Automatic 6 month Extension Request for time to file IRS Form 1040 only. It is not an extension of time to

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Posted in Extension, Paying Taxes

Turbo Tax vs. Licensed Tax Professional

It is a rare occasion that guests are allowed to write for this blog but when they do it is ALWAYS worth reading. The following is a guest post from my friend and all around great guy, Andy Stadler about the

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Posted in Licensed Tax Professional, TurboTax

Incorrectly Issued Health Insurance Marketplace Statement Relief – Form 1095A

I had a grEAt conversation with my friend Bob Kerr Friday. We talked about the Department of the Treasury expanding the relief it announced previously on February 24, which will mitigate any harm to tax filers in regards to filing

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Posted in 1095A, Affordable Care Act, Amended Tax Return, Medical Expenses, ObamaCare, Premium Tax Credit, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Tax Problems & Requests

Business Taxes Due Next Week – AVOID PENALIZATION – File An Automatic Extension Request TODAY – IRS Form 7004

The Business and Partnership Tax deadline is coming up fast! Don’t sweat it! File IRS Form 7004 to apply for Automatic Extension of Time to File Certain Business Income Tax. If you happen to be compelled, feel welcome to check out

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Posted in Basis, Business Expense, Business Income, Colorado Department of Revenue, Corporation, Cost Basis, Extension, Partnership, Penalty, Sub-chapter S, Tax Deductible Expenses, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Taxable Income

How Professional Athletes Attribute “Rest Days” for State Income Tax Purposes: A Major Controversy Brews

Many young professional athletes and their less than experienced managers are learning for the very first time that the money "earned" PLAYING or competing is subject to income tax both at the federal level AS WELL AS AT THE STATE LEVEL

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Posted in Church Pastor Religion, Colorado Department of Revenue, Professional Athlete

Releasing a Federal Tax Lien from the IRS – A Step by Step Guide

Fortunately I graduated from providing this service for hire preferring to refer all tax collection work to a handful of trusted friends and advisers consciously choosing (bless their hearts) to focus solely on Section 6325(a) of the Internal Revenue Code that

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Posted in IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Levy, IRS Lien

LLC Income is INDEED Subject to Self Employment Tax: IRS Chief Counsel Advice 201436049

In 1997, the IRS issued proposed regulations governing when the distributive share of partnership income for Limited Liability Company (LLC) members was to be included in self-employment income. It basically advised that an LLC member would be treated as a

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Posted in Employment Tax, Entity Classification, Limited Partnership, LLC, Material Participation, Passive Activity, Payroll Tax Problems, Small Business, Social Security Tax, Taxable Income, Uncategorized
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