IRS Wants Electronic Filing But Is Harsher On Penalties Than With Paper Filers

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Should electronic filers be held to a higher standard than paper filers? That is how attorney Douglas Greenberg may be framing the appeal of the recent District Court decision in the case of John Spottiswood. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James ruled that Mr. Spottiswood's penalties for late file and late pay of his 2012 return (0ver $130,000) Read more

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Tax-Related Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Tax Information|Tags: , , , |

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. It presents challenges to individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS. Learning that you are a victim of identity theft can be a stressful event and you may not be aware that someone Read more

Tax Professional: Who Can Represent You Before the IRS?

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Tax Information|Tags: , , |

Many people use a tax professional to prepare their taxes. Professionals with an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) can prepare a return for a fee. If you choose a tax pro, you should know who can represent you before the IRS. There are new rules this year, so the IRS wants you to know who Read more