News - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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In July 2000, the IRS, in conjunction with the Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (FMS), started the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) which is authorized by Internal Revenue Code Section 6331 (h), as prescribed by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 Section 1024....

The IRS has uncovered a number of schemes that claim to allow deductions for personal living expenses. Taxpayers should consider these points before investing in a possible abusive scheme: Any investment scheme or promotion that claims to allow a federal income tax deduction for normal personal...

When a house is foreclosed upon by the bank, the owners typically receive Form 1099-A from the lender showing several pieces of relevant information. The information on Form 1099-A will likely be needed to report the foreclosure properly on your tax return. A foreclosure is...

New York Times editorial, Render Unto C Street: It is not unusual for members of Congress to arrange group rentals in Washington to share housing costs and, for some, underline their continuing “outsider” status. What is highly unusual, and unjustifiable, is the tax-exempt status as a...

ACK: Kiplinger 1. A sex-change operation. A man who felt he was a woman trapped in a male body was diagnosed with gender-identity disorder. This transgender taxpayer wanted to deduct almost $22,000 in out-of-pocket medical costs for multiple surgeries, including hormone therapy, sexual-reassignment surgeries and breast...

The First Circuit Court has summarily affirmed the decision of the Tax Court (Magdalin v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2008-293 (Dec. 23, 2008)) denying a sperm donor's claimed medical expense deduction, even though the Internal Revenue Service allows the expenses of egg donation as deductible medical...

My client's employee is an alien who does not have a green card or valid social security number. As instructed the employer has requested the employee provide a social security number to use on the employee's W-2, but the employee has failed to do...

Recent legislative changes have eliminated the state sales and use tax exemption for certain items. These changes were developed by state lawmakers to help balance Colorado’s budget. The legislation has no effect on items that are either currently taxable or exempt from sales/use...

The following facts will help parents determine whether their child’s investment income will be taxed at the parents’ rate or the child’s rate. Investment Income Children with investment income may have part or all of this income taxed at their parents’ tax rate rather than at...

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