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IRS Bartering Tax Center

Bartering is the trading of one product or service for another. Usually there is no exchange of cash. However, the fair market value of the goods and services exchanged must be reported as income by both parties in the year exchanged. The IRS has an online Bartering Tax Center that is worth checking out to help get it…


Updated Rules Issued for IRS Communications with Appeals Office – Rev. Proc. 2012-18

The IRS Office of Appeals resolves more than 100,000 tax cases each year. Employees staffed in this function are trained to resolve disputes taking into consideration the hazards of litigation as well as the benefits of efficient tax administration. They are not necessarily trained to advocate on behalf of the United States Government’s best interest as they…


Colorado’s Uniform Debt Management Services Act

According to Colorado’s Uniform Debt Management Services Act (UDMSA) any person acting on behalf of a consumer in an effort to negotiate a debt must register with the Attorney General (AG).  Subsequently I learned ANYONE NEGOTIATING TAX DEBT RELIEF could be subject to enforcement by the state of Colorado Attorney General for failure to comply…


Basis for IRS Certificate of Lien Discharge

Having the IRS put a tax lien on you absolutely sucks in many regards. It not only impacts your credit score, it carries a stigma that permeates into the workforce. Having an IRS Tax Lien discharged can be like transcending the seven depths of Dante’s hell. These things can have a dramatically negative impact on people…