News - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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The IRS it seems is issuing liens and levies with substantial gusto lately. I've grown reasonably skilled at getting these burdens timely released and felt compelled this evening to share some of my experiences in this blog post. A levy on a bank account attaches only...

Enrolled Agents generally tend to avoid preparing financial statements for their business clients due to the regulation of the CPA profession where preparation of these statements has been associated with services enrolled agents were not permitted to perform. However I believe it is not a violation of US Treasury...

When a rental home secured by a recourse loan is sold short you incur a loss on the disposition of the rental properties requiring the report of a sale as well as any income from the cancellation of debt. The cancellation of debt income is excluded from gross income to the extent you...

The IRS may impose a twenty percent accuracy-related penalty if it determines that there is a substantial understatement of income tax according to IRC 6662. You may avoid all or part of the penalty by showing that: (1) you acted in good faith, (2) the understatement was based on...

A foreclosure on rental property technically involves the sale of the property back to the lender. Form 1099-A Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property reports that the lender has repossessed or foreclosed on the property. Box 2 is the amount of the outstanding mortgage debt, and box 4 is the fair...

Quite often I get asked to seek penalty abatement relief for an IRS delinquency or set of delinquencies as part of helping taxpayers chart a path towards compliance. Today while perusing the IRS web site I stumbled across some text worth sharing that sheds some...

I received an interesting call today from a small business employer who was reported to the IRS by a disgruntled past worker who claimed that he was paid as an independent contractor (and received IRS Form 1099) when in actuality he believed himself to be...

We all know there are good and bad people everywhere, both inside the IRS and in the tax practitioner community alike.  Routinely readers of this blog report specific and egregious allegations of tax practitioner misconduct in violation of United States Treasury Department Circular 230. It...

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