News - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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Under Internal Revenue Code §213 an expense is considered for medical care if it is paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. It is deductible on the taxpayer’s Schedule A, subject to 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income for the year. However under Reg. §1.213-1(e)(1)(ii), expenses incurred...

IRC §165(d) stipulates that gambling losses shall be allowed only to the extent of the gains from such transactions. The IRS also cites Valenti v. Commissioner to deny professional gambler's deductions for their net gambling losses in excess of winnings. However gambling-related travel expenses are not subject to the §165(d) limit because §165(d) applies...

The lesson I learned today is that an overstatement of basis (cost of an asset) could result in an understatement of income in the future when the asset is sold but is not necessarily the same as under reported income that, if in excess of 25%...

The IRS as many of you are painfully aware is often looked upon as accusing first without due process requiring the tax payer to shoulder the burden of proof in regards to his or her innocence relevant to the Internal Revenue Code.  In other words...

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) the IRS needs to expand audits to other tax years and tax matters when large dollar amounts are involved in a preexisting audit making it all the more important to know exactly what you are...

Another fabulous question came my way today from a small business owner that is actually proving to be monetarily successful and wants to know how to pay herself while minimizing her tax burden. Basically the answer depends first on the type of business structure elected, sole proprietorship,...

In discussing expiration dates to the 90 day notice I rediscovered an interesting fact this morning about the difference between a post mark date and a delivery date worth researching and posting. Generally speaking when sending in packages to the Internal Revenue Service, United States Treasury...