News - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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I've been engaged in a running dialog with extraordinary nuances as to whether a loosely organized group of people are or are not fully recognizing taxable revenue from engagement in barter transactions with each other. The nuances inside this topic ranged from record keeping (as...

People living in a federally declared disaster area are entitled to a wide variety of tax benefits. Around the Nation provides IRS news specific to local areas, primarily disaster relief or tax provisions that affect certain states. 2012 federally declared disaster areas issued by the department of Homeland...

The following are the notes from the most recent IRS Stakeholder Liaison Meeting held in Denver Colorado as prepared by IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison Deborah Rodgers Michael Shuler,  Local Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate’s (NTA) objectives report was released in June, revealed some issues...

I opened another file today involving a taxpayer that got scammed by the person who prepared his 2011 tax return. In this scheme the promoter claimed the taxpayer could get a tax refund based on the American Opportunity Tax Credit even though she was not...

Ex parte communication is oral or written communication that takes place between any IRS Appeals employees such as Appeals Officers, Settlement Officers, Appeals Team Case Leaders, Appeals Tax Computation Specialists and employees of other IRS functions without the taxpayer's representative being given an opportunity to participate in the...

This post is a brief review of IRS Publication 4681, Canceled Debts, Foreclosures, Repossessions, and Abandonment (For Individuals) as it relates to mortgage debt forgiveness. If your debt is reduced or eliminated you normally will receive a year-end statement, IRS Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt from your lender. By law,...

Generally when §1231 gains exceed §1231 losses during the year, the net §1231 gain is taxed as a long-term capital gain. However, if there are nonrecaptured §1231 losses from prior years, the net §1231 gain is taxed as ordinary income [§1231(c)]. Nonrecaptured §1231 losses are the...

Generally the five tax benefits of having children are the: dependency exemption, child tax credit, earned income credit (EIC), child and dependent care credit and head of household filing status. These benefits can be split only when the parents are separated under a divorce or separation...

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