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Regardless of the type of restaurant one fact that is consistent when it comes to IRS audits is that all restaurants have numerous sales transactions with small(er) dollar amounts, taking place in a short time frame, such as during lunch or dinner. Many restaurants, especially...

According to the Internal Revenue Manual Chapter 5.14.2.1.1 a full Collection Information Statement is required for all Partial Payment Installment Agreements (PPIA's). IRS Forms 433A or 433B must be completed to determine the taxpayer’s ability to pay Conditional expenses are not allowed for PPIAs. Only necessary...

According to IR-2011-20 published on Feb. 24, 2011, in its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced a series of new steps to help people get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. The goal is to help individuals and small businesses...

Complete IRS Form 12153, Request for a Collection Due Process or Equivalent Hearing, or other written request with the same information and send it to the address shown on your lien or levy notice. To request an equivalent hearing, you must check the Equivalent Hearing box on line 6 of...

If you rent a house or condominium to someone in Colorado for less than 30 days sales tax is owed on that rental. Not only that but in order to collect sales tax you must have a Colorado sales tax license. In addition to a license...

According to IRS Publication 505 you may have to pay estimated taxes if you are self-employed and have income other than your salary or you receive income that is not subject to withholding, such as: Self-employed income Rent Interest Dividends Alimony Gains from sales of assets Prizes...

In February 2010, a federal district court in U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc., (DC MI 2/23/2010) 105 AFTR 2d 2010-1110, ruled that severance payments made to terminated employees by a company going out of business were not “wages” subject to FICA. The Court said that “…where severance payments are intended to serve...

According to IRS Publication 556 taxpayers generally must file a claim for a credit or refund within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. If you do not file a...