If you are a business owner who is accustomed to treating clients to sporting events, golf getaways, concerts and the like, you were no doubt disappointed by the part of the tax reform that passed last year that did away with the business-related deductions for entertainment, amusement or recreation expenses.
There are many reasons why taxpayers find themselves with tax problems and on rare occasions it is due to criminal intent. However, the majority of tax problem resolution cases we deal with are caused by some serious event that occurred in the taxpayer’s life.
We know the story all too well: finances are tight so you either don’t file your tax return, or file the return but don’t pay the balance due. But you tell yourself not to worry as next year things will get better.
Unlike a C corporation, which itself pays the tax on its taxable income, an S corporation does not directly pay taxes on its income; instead, its income, losses, deductions, credits and distributions are allocated to its shareholders’ on a pro rata basis.
The most recent data from the IRS on individual tax returns indicates that of 131 million returns filed, about 5 million were expected to be amended.
Often in an IRS audit, the tax examiner will ask for your mileage log at the beginning of the audit. If you do not have a mileage log, what should you do?
If you have been procrastinating about filing your 2017 tax return or have unfiled tax returns for prior years, you need to consider the consequences, such as penalties, interest, and aggressive IRS collection actions.
Taxpayers often want to know how long the IRS has to audit and assess additional tax on their tax returns. For taxpayers who reported all their income, the IRS has three years from the date of filing the returns to examine them.
The IRS has the authority to enter into payment plans with taxpayers who owe back taxes. In a effort to streamline the processing of these agreements the IRS continues to test expanded criteria for taxpayers requesting installment agreements.
This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the proposed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and generally covers the provisions applying to small businesses and self-employed taxpayers.