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Tax Guidance & Preparation

An abusive tax shelter generally offers inflated tax savings which are disproportionately greater than your actual investment placed at risk. Usually you invest money to generate income or capital appreciation but an abusive tax shelter generates little or no income or capital appreciation, and/or the...

IF you find yourself 'running out of time' on the 90 day period, filing a tax court petition and paying court fees and representing yourself pro-se or hiring a tax court lawyer are last choice decisions. They are costly and tax court I hate to...

According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the State Department issued 224,000 passports to citizens who owed approximately $6 billion in income tax in 2008.  Purportedly that amount has increased over the last three years. Most of the perpetrators are both wealthy and from my...

If you decide you want to present your dispute to IRS Appeals, you will need to prepare a request for Appeals and mail it to the office that sent you the decision letter. There are essentially 2 types of requests For Appealing an Examination 1.  Small...

The IRS today ruled that indebtedness in excess of $1 million incurred to acquire, construct, or substantially improve a qualified residence may constitute home equity indebtedness within the meaning of § 163(h)(3)(C). Rev. Rul. 2010-25, 2010-44 I.R.B. ___ (Nov. 1, 2010). In the ruling, a taxpayer who purchased...

Lobbying activities may expose churches in some states to election law register and reporting requirements as a political committee. Many of these statutes are unconstitutional because they expose churches to intrusive regulations for a very small amount of lobbying.  The most important message I think...

The Internal Revenue Service released a draft version of the form that small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use to calculate the small business health care tax credit when they file income tax returns next year. The IRS also announced how eligible tax-exempt organizations...