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IRS Penalties

If you don't have the money to pay your taxes you should file your return on time and pay as much as you can with the return to eliminate the late filing penalty and minimize the late payment penalty/interest charges. For tax year 2011, qualifying individuals...

The IRS may impose a twenty percent accuracy-related penalty if it determines that there is a substantial understatement of income tax according to IRC 6662. You may avoid all or part of the penalty by showing that: (1) you acted in good faith, (2) the understatement was based on...

Treasury Regulation 1.274-5 allows for a deduction without complete documentation if you can show that you have 'substantially complied' with adequate adequate record keeping requirements. This statute is code for ...

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 a report filed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration there has been a 19 % increase of enforcement personnel serving in the Collection and Examination function of the IRS since Fiscal Year 2006. Whereas on average overall IRS staffing increased 4 percent during...

Basically the simple answer is file your tax forms with both the US Federal government and applicable state governments.  Start by filing the previous 3 years of income tax returns ASAP. It is possible the IRS may have already filed returns for you. Under Section 6020(b)...

If you think you have a viable ongoing business with a profit motive be sure to maintain adequate financial records on a computer that you back up off site on a regular and consistent basis.  Also be aware that in the tax court case of Chandler...

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