Posts Tagged ‘Taxpayer’


What Not To Wear…To an IRS Audit

On TLC’s What Not to Wear Stacy and Clinton give a ‘make over’ to some lady that is, well…not dressed so well… Taxpayers that are being audited need to make sure they are putting their best foot forward right at the start of an IRS audit.

Field, Office and Correspondence Audits

The first thing a taxpayer needs to understand is The Difference Between an IRS Field Office and Correspondence Audit. If it is a correspondence audit, it doesn’t … Continue reading »


The Biggest Loser….The Self-Employed in Connecticut

The Biggest Loser is a TV show where contestants attempt to lose the most weight for cash prizes. Full Disclosure: I don’t watch the show and I have only seen short clips of it. I don’t proclaim to fully understand the show. It appears to me however the biggest loser has nothing to do with losing weight. It’s the self-employed in Connecticut. They are losing far too much to income taxes. And they certainly aren’t getting any cash prizes … Continue reading »


2012 Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments

Every year the IRS must adjust the dollar amounts of a variety of provisions which affect every taxpayer, to keep pace with inflation. New dollar amounts affecting 2012 returns, filed by most taxpayers in early 2013 include the following:


3 Reasons To File IRS Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Assets

1) You have a “Specified Foreign Financial Asset” which exceeds the filing requirements

Financial Assets that are subject to this form are: A Financial Account maintained by a foreign institution and the following assets not held in an account with a foreign institution:

* Stock or security issued by a foreign person

* Financial instrument where the issuer is not a U.S. Person

* And any interest in a foreign entity


Tax Credits for “Going Green”

Homeowners still have time this year to make energy-saving and green-energy home improvements and qualify for either of two home energy credits.


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