A simple view of the 20% pass through deduction

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A business friend asked a simple question online: “What doe the pass-through deduction mean to me?” The collective response was so vague and convoluted that I felt sorry for her for asking. After thinking about it, there are two things that are uncertain and one that is certain about the pass-through deduction that directly address […]

Passport threatened by IRS?

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Have you received notice from the IRS that your passport will be revoked? Was you passport application declined because of unpaid taxes? Take action immediately to address a crisis soon affecting almost a half million Americans. The best approach is to use an experienced professional representative to negotiate a solution. Don’t wait; act quickly to […]

Abusive tax shelter still alive for the ultra-rich

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This past week an interesting Appeals decision from a Tax Court case in the 9th Circuit was published in an older tax matter of Altera Corporation and Subsidiaries vs. IRS. I must immediately qualify the use of the word “interesting”. By any common usage this is not an interesting topic. This is a tax shelter […]

US Treasury to introduce IRS “sucker cards”

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that “Next week we will be unveiling the new 1040 and it will be a postcard as we promised.” After decades of moving Americans to a computerized online tax filing system the IRS is now reversing course and going back to promoting a physical post card based filing system […]

Checklist and tips on international tax issues

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Taxpayers with financial interests both inside and outside the U.S. face the greatest risk of compliance complications with the Internal Revenue Service. We’ve known that collection of taxes on assets and income outside the U.S. has been a major focus of IRS over the past decade. Now the service is taking that effort a step […]

Bigger isn’t better when it comes to tax advice

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Small law firms and accounting firms sometimes feel ‘pushed out’ when it comes to a client’s largest transactions like the sale of a business or estate property. That’s usually not a good thing. “reliance on a promoter takes the good faith out of good-faith reliance.” – Tax Court Justice Holmes There’s a powerfully clear and simple […]