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IRS Suspends Automated Substitute for Return Activity

Carl Smith, a tax attorney and frequent contributor to the excellent tax procedure and controversy blog, Procedurally Taxing (“PT”), reported to PT on September 26 from a New York County …

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Removal of Liens on Credit Reports

“Can you get this tax lien removed from my credit report?” For many years, this has been one of the more common questions we hear from clients and potential clients at Haynes Tax Law. Some …

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The IRS Has a Headache Named “Bitcoin”

In September, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report outlining additional actions needed to ensure taxpayer compliance in the age of bitcoin and other virtual …

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Improved IRS “Get Transcript Online” System Goes Active

After being disabled more than a year ago due to security issues that led to the theft of confidential taxpayer information, resulting in countless identity theft cases, the IRS has finally announced …

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Commingling Business Expenses

A recent decision by the Tax Court should serve as a warning to people that own multiple businesses but don’t always “respect the corporate formalities” associated with each business …

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IRS Early Interaction Initiative

The IRS has launched its “Early Interaction Initiative,” to quickly identify and intervene with employers that miss a scheduled federal tax deposit. The point of the program is to flag the …

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Owe Federal Taxes, Lose Your Passport

Congress has passed, and President Obama has signed, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) . Title 32 of the bill includes several tax provisions, including Section 32101, …

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IRS Criminal Investigation Division Releases 2015 Annual Report

The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (“CID”) has released its 2015 annual report, which includes information on the number of investigations, prosecutions, targets incarcerated, the …

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Things You Can Do Immediately When Your Business Owes Employment Taxes

When Your Business Owes Employment Taxes – What To Do Immediately You’ve been running a business for many years. It is your family’s sole source of income. The business has always …

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U.S. Department of Justice to Ramp Up Criminal Prosecutions for Willful Failure to Collect and Pay Over Federal Employment Taxes

According to Robert Horwitz, the U.S. Department of Justice, in conjuction with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, is going to ramp up the rate of criminal prosecutions for willful failure to …

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IRS Releases “Tax Tip” on Charitable Gifts

The IRS has released a “Tax Tip” to remind taxpayers of the rules to be mindful of when making charitable gifts this holiday season. As many of us consider those less fortunate during the …

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