The Ten Commandments of an IRS Audit Behold, the IRS audit. They are rare these days. Only one out of every 184 taxpayers experienced an IRS audit in 2017, and less than a quarter of these audits are conducted in person by the IRS. For many, navigating...

There have been a lot of stories about surprised taxpayers this year, and many of those surprises were decidedly unpleasant. Taxpayers who had received large refunds for years were shocked to find that they owed the IRS money this year, sometimes thousands of dollars in...

IRS Radar: Common Targets for Audits If you’ve read our Top Ten post about avoiding certain red flags, you’re probably aware that some issues are more likely to give rise to an audit than others. Former senior attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel, Laurie...

Do I Need a Tax Professional to Resolve my IRS Problems? Sometimes taxpayer’s with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional like a CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent, but not someone who specializes in tax resolution. The...

You Have It, We Want It Forget 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea. You’ll have to dive much deeper than that to get to the heart of the IRS. When it comes to the administration and enforcement of our tax system, there are four basic levels: Examinations (Audits) ...

Massachusetts Couple Could Face Long Prison Term Gary DeCicco and Pamela Avedisian of Nahant, MA, were charged with multiple felonies. We're talking two counts of tax evasion, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. They've also been charged with four counts of wire fraud and...

Seth Rogen Launches “Houseplant” – A Cannabis Company Comedian Seth Rogen and filmmaker Evan Goldberg are getting into the recreational cannabis business. On Wednesday, March 27th, they announced the launch of their brand Houseplant in Canada. The new company is a partnership with global cannabis firm...