Tag Archives: Tax Law

Internal Revenue Service Taking Steps to Monitor and Control Payroll Service Providers

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The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration or “TIGTA” audits Internal Revenue Service’s processes and programs on a regular basis.  TIGTA then issues audit reports identifying problem areas and suggests methods to improve those processes. Recently, TIGTA issued a report …

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IRS Wage Levies

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IRS is the only creditor in America who can garnish wages without first getting a court order. IRS frequently levies (garnishes) wages and seizes assets to satisfy or collect delinquent federal tax debts.  And wage levies are continuous levies, which …

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House of Representatives Passes Seven Bills to Reform IRS

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In March, the House of Representatives passed seven bills designed to reform the Internal Revenue Service. Many of them addressed concerns over the so-called scandalous issues created by IRS’ scrutiny of tax-exempt organizations and protracted email searches involving former IRS …

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Ten Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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In June 2014, the Internal Revenue Service formally adopted ten Taxpayer Bill of Rights. According to IRS, all taxpayers have fundamental rights they should know about when dealing with IRS. These rights already existed in the Internal Revenue Code and …

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Discharged Home Mortgage Debt: Congress Extended Favorable Exclusion to Tax Year 2014

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Sometimes, mortgage debt is forgiven by a mortgage-holder when a client restructures debt on a principal residence, or, loses a principal residence in foreclosure, or, sells a principal residence in a short sale. A “short sale” results when the selling …

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IRS and Secret Offshore Financial Accounts

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Since 2008, the U.S. government has aggressively moved against hundreds of thousands of individual and business taxpayers having undeclared offshore financial accounts.  Foreign financial institutions are working cooperatively with the U.S. government (Department of Justice and IRS) to identify taxpayers …

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2014 Real Estate Taxes

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County treasurers throughout the State of Ohio will soon be sending out the 2014 real estate tax bills. Depending on the county in which the property is located, payment for the first half of 2014 will be due in either …

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IRS and Secret Offshore Accounts and Assets

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In December of this year, Howard Richshafer presented at the UC Income Tax Conference. His presentation, “IRS and Secret Offshore Accounts and Assets,” can be found here. Howard is partner in charge of the Tax Controversy Group at Wood & Lamping, …

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IRS and Secret Offshore Bank Accounts & Assets

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For the full version of Howard Richshafer’s article entitled, “IRS and Secret Offshore Bank Accounts & Assets,” please click here.

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Tax Liens and Levies

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Over the past 30 years, Howard Richshafer has represented clients experiencing all types of civil and criminal tax problems with IRS. Those problems include IRS audits, IRS criminal investigations, enforced collection of unpaid tax liabilities involving levies, liens, and seizures …

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