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The First Time Home Buyer Credit (FTHBC) Account Look-up tool is now up and running on the IRS website. This tool provides information that helps taxpayers accurately report their FTHBC repayment obligations on their federal tax return. To access this tool, go to: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=252351,00.html Taxpayers need to...

The first thing that I always do when investigating a tax dispute is pull the transcripts from the IRS for review. They can be really hard to read if you don't understand the Transaction Codes referenced. Transaction Codes are defined in IRS Document 6209 - Section...

Tool and Equipment Plans generally require employees to provide their own tools. Some plans purport to receive tax-favored treatment as “accountable plans” under the definition of adjusted gross income in Internal Revenue Code § 62(c). If you are expected to use your own tools and equipment on...

It seems to me that a relatively significant problem for most Sub chapter S Corporations is accounting for the capital accounts of each and every single shareholder. The company must maintain reasonably detailed records of each shareholder's equity investments of cash and property, loans that...

This post is a quick overview of IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses and IRS Publication 969 Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. You can deduct expenses primarily paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, or treatment affecting any structure or function...

Certain entities, such as partnerships, are required annually to file K-1s with the IRS and provide a copy to their partners. The IRS estimates that partnerships filed almost 26 million K-1s during 2011. Revenue Procedure 2012-17 provides new rules describing when partnerships may provide K-1s electronically to partners. These...

Look on the IRS notice or letter you received in the upper right hand corner for an alpha numeric sequence.  The corresponding IRS explanations below to their Notices and letters are sub categorized as follows: 1. Redesigned Notices 2. Other Notices 3. Individual Filer 4. Business Filer Redesigned Notices Notice Number Description Topic CP01H You...

Unemployment compensation generally includes, among other forms, state unemployment compensation benefits, but the tax implications depend on the type of program paying the benefits. You must report unemployment compensation on line 19 of Form 1040, line 13 of Form 1040A, or line 3 of Form...

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...