Don’t forget about your Right to Retain Representation

October 2018

Taxpayers have a Taxpayers Bill of Rights: ten fundamental rights available to them when dealing with the IRS.  They are:   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/don-t-forget-about-your-right-to-retain-27313/

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Understating Form W-7 and the ITIN

October 2018

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the IRS to foreign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting or filing requirements and do not qualify for Social Security Numbers (SSNs).   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/understating-form-w-7-and-the-itin-31274/

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IRS gives Internal Revenue Manual Voluntary Disclosure Consideration if…….

October 2018

When IRS reviews a criminal tax case, consideration is given to various factors such as whether a voluntary disclosure was made, whether prosecution exists, the health, age and mental condition of the Taxpayer and whether a solicitation of tax returns

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Why am I being audited by the IRS?

September 2018

An IRS Audit is designed to be an impartial review to assess tax return filing accuracy. IRS selects returns for audit to determine the reporting accuracy of income, expenses, and/or refundable credits.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/why-am-i-being-audited-by-the-irs-94435/

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Is calculating the 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses simple?

September 2018

Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code provides Individual Taxpayers a deduction for the Qualified Business Income (QBI) of a qualified trade or business operated directly or through a pass-through entity.  The types of entities and professionals  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-calculating-the-20-percent-deduction-26991/

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The “J5” is on to Cryptocurrencies

August 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a “call to action” for countries to do more to tackle enablers of tax crimes. The result of this “call to action” was the establishment of an operational alliance known as

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Did you know that GTO’s have a $300,000 Threshold?

August 2018

A GTO is a Geographic Targeting Order issued by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) under the Bank secrecy Act (BSA) for a specific geographic area.  FinCEN has issued GTOs requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies to record and report

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Gatekeepers are under a lot of Stress!

August 2018

The FATF is an independent inter-governmental entity that develops policies for protection of our global financial system from money laundering (AML), terrorist financing and financing of weapons of mass destruction.  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gatekeepers-are-under-a-lot-of-stress-33947/

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What is a Virtual Currency Taxable event?

August 2018

There continues to be limited Virtual Currency (VC) guidance from the US Treasury and the IRS and VC investors ought to proceed cautiously.  IRS continues to make reference to Notice 2014-21 to remind Taxpayers that VC currency is treated as

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Pasaportes Estadounidenses: Los Contribuyentes Deben Actuar Antes De Que El IRS Notifique Al Departamento De Estado

August 2018

Los contribuyentes Estadounidenses que se presentan ante el IRS para acordar el pago de su deuda tributaria gravemente morosa antes de que el IRS notifique al Departamento de Estado de lo EE.UU podrían lograr un mejor resultado con respecto a

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¡Los inversionistas de Moneda Virtual tienen muchas Responsabilidades!

August 2018

Para propósitos de los Impuestos Federales de la Renta de los EE.UU, la Moneda Virtual (MV) se trata como “propiedad” (property). Como resultado, un inversionista de MV debe vigilar muy de cerca las posibles ganancias netas de capital a corto

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