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Report Someone to the IRS for Fun and Money

Posted by Pietro E. Canestrelli | Nov 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Who are the IRS's favorite superheroes?  The X-Men. The IRS loves to hear from ex-spouses, ex-business partners and ex-employees about taxpayers who may not have fully met their federal tax obligations.  The IRS even has official “Whistleblower” programs that reward people for dropping a dime on ...

The Tax Cost of Litigation, Part I

Posted by Pietro E. Canestrelli | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

When a plaintiff wins a judgment or reaches a settlement, the tax man will be lurking to get his share.  There are two main issues in the taxation of litigation.  This blog will focus on a plaintiff in a non-business litigation situation, such as personal injury or discrimination.  The first issu...

Innocent Spouse Relief

Posted by Pietro E. Canestrelli | Nov 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

The IRS announced that it will make it easier for some taxpayers who were not aware of their spouse's misreporting of taxes to seek innocent-spouse relief. The innocent spouse rule can relieve taxpayers of their tax liabilities, interest and penalties as a result of filing a joint tax return with...

Forming a Tax-Exempt Organization

Posted by Pietro E. Canestrelli | Oct 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the current state of the world, charities are needed now more than ever.  If you are contemplating creating a charity you should consult with a qualified tax attorney or advisor as the world of charities is more complicated than you would think. In general, organizations described in IRC 501...

IRS Appeals Procedure

Posted by Pietro E. Canestrelli | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The IRS has finished its audit and has issued a “30-day letter” with proposed adjustments. What now? The IRS provides a forum for appealing a proposed income tax deficiency known as IRS Appeals. The Appeals Office is separate from – and independent of – the IRS office that issued the 30-day lette...

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