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Moving Expenses If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you can deduct the reasonable unreimbursed expenses of moving you and members of your household. Combat Pay If you serve in a...

If you are in the business of dispensing marijuana according to the United States Office of Homeland Security you are selling an illegal drug not a medicine like many individual states believe. Nevertheless Internal Revenue Code IRC 280(E) states that the expenses associated with selling illegal drugs...

Many taxpayers have both a dwelling unit and a principal place of residence.  Understanding the difference between the two is important for a wide variety of reasons.  The file that landed on my desk today involves such a matter.  The taxpayer has a dwelling unit...

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...

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