News - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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To be taxed as an S corporation, a C corporation must elect S status by filing IRS Form 2553. Electing S status is fairly simple for a new or existing corporation, but meeting the requirements for S status can be more complex when the C corporation is not owned...

Protective refund claims are filed to preserve a taxpayer’s right to claim a refund when the taxpayer’s right to the refund is contingent on future events like future litigation, and may not be determinable until after the statute of limitations expires. Without a protective refund claim, taxpayers will only have a three-year statute of...

The Internal Revenue Service announced that it will extend help to more innocent spouses by eliminating the two-year time limit that now applies to certain relief requests under IRC 6015(f). The IRS launched a thorough review of the equitable relief provisions of the innocent spouse program...

The IRS issued three rulings in 2010 to address how the income of registered domestic partners in California should be reported and taxed for both state and federal income tax purposes. In Chief Counsel Advice 201021050, the IRS determined that for tax years beginning after December 31, 2006, registered domestic partners in...

In January 2011 IRS agents began to audit Quickbooks data files and will require a copy of your QuickBooks data, if used, to help them with the audit. YIKES! These are some of my suggestions to prepare for a tax audit involving Quickbooks. Make an annual backup that matches...

Generally if payments are in exchange for partnership property, the amount received in excess of the partner’s outside basis in his/her partnership interest is taxed as capital gain. However if the payments represent a distributive share of partnership income or are deemed to be guaranteed payments, the payments are taxed as ordinary income. According to...

I have a new case involving donated rental real estate and in preparation for appeal I stumbled across the US Tax Court case of Theodore R. Rolfs, et ux. v. Commissioner 135 TC No. 24 in which the taxpayer donated a lake house with conditions to...

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