Auditor checking the accuracy of financial statements

One of the prominent areas of my legal practice is taxpayer representation—and one component involves representing clients in tax examinations (audits) by the IRS and state departments of revenue. Fortunately, most taxpayers have never had a tax return examined by the IRS. But because IRS activity is picking up, I thought it might be useful… [Read More].

winter landscape

Because the vast majority of small businesses operate on the cash basis of accounting (meaning that expenses are deducted when paid), it can be critical from a tax standpoint whether a transaction occurs on December 31 versus January 1. Generally, a transaction that occurs on December 31 (i.e. before the calendar year closes) is reportable… [Read More].

Flags on Poles Near Building

Each year I provide a tax organizer document for each of my tax preparation clients to complete. It requests demographic information and answers to several questions about the client’s tax situation. These questions ask about the client’s income and deductions and seek information to determine the client’s tax reporting obligations. One question that appears on… [Read More].

2018 tax cuts and audits

Hiring a quality tax professional is becoming increasingly important. Most informed taxpayers are aware that the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018 cut Treasury’s revenue by billions of dollars. Given that over 90% of the federal government’s revenue is generated by the IRS, and that government expenditures only appear to… [Read More].

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