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Posts Tagged ‘tax debt relief’

  • IRS Opens Online Registration for FATCA

    Wednesday 21st of August 2013 4:45:39 PM

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    The IRS has officially opened the online registration for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

    The system was designed for financial institutes that are required to register with the IRS to meet FATCA responsibilities.

    The application is a web based service with 24 hour accessibility.

    Starting in January 2014 the IRS expects all financial institutions to be registered with this application.

    For the full story you can visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Opens-Online-FATCA-Registration-System

  • Real Housewives of Tax Evasion

    Tuesday 30th of July 2013 12:21:16 PM

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    Seems as though celebrities can’t keep themselves away from the spotlight even if it means being indicted on 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion.

    This morning in New Jersey, ‘Real Housewives of New Jersy’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were set free on a combined $1Million bond after Judge Cathy Waldor indicted them on fraud charges.

    Neither Joe or Teresa are allowed to leave the country or even travel past New York and New Jersey. To ensure this Judge Cathy Waldor ordered them to give up their passports!

    Forty-one year old Teresa her 43-year-old husband are accused falsifying their income in order to obtain several loans. This occurred prior to the reality TV show in 2009.  They also falsified financial records when filing a bankruptcy.

    To read more about this story see http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/real-housewives-stars-court-article-1.1412468

  • Sales Tax Holidays Coming Up

    Friday 26th of July 2013 3:45:30 PM

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    Many states will soon be having their sales tax holidays. During these particular days sales tax will not be imposed on purchases. Yes, that means what you see on the sales tag is what you will pay, no more.  The best part, if you are planning on back-to-school shopping, wait until August because most states’ sale tax holiday begin then!

    Here is a list of all the states’ sales tax holiday dates. Unfortunately not all states honor a sales tax holiday! If you are lucky enough to live in one of the listed states then take advantage!

     

  • Beware of Fake IRS Websites

    Thursday 25th of July 2013 10:56:18 AM

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    With tax and identification fraud on the rise, the IRS issues warnings to be cautious of fictitious IRS websites.  Apparently there are quite a number of website wannabes that are solely in place to steal taxpayer information.  These phony websites have been known to be apart of tax scams to collect vital information such as social security numbers along with addresses and other financial information. Don’t let yourself fall victim to these scams.

    The actual website for the IRS is www.IRS.gov .  There is no .com, .net, or .gov.  Please use caution when submitting any personal information to any site.

    You can visit www.IRS.gov for more information about phishing.

  • “First Lady” of Tax Fraud Gets Busted!!

    Thursday 18th of July 2013 4:36:47 PM

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    Self proclaimed “First Lady” of tax fraud Rashia Wilson, 27 years old, of Tampa Florida taunted the IRS for years about openly stealing close to $3 Million when in fact its actually about $20 million.  Rashia used social media to show off the piles of money that she was proud to say she took from the IRS.

    She taunted the the IRS and “dared” them to get her.  Well, her luck came to an end because the IRS did catch up with her.  Now Rashia Wilson has been sentenced 21 years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, both crimes rooted from tax fraud.

    To read the full story see The Tampa Bay Times.

     

  • Payroll Companies Busted!

    Wednesday 17th of July 2013 11:48:28 AM

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    Most US employers subcontract payroll and associated tax responsibilities to intermediary payers such as payroll service suppliers.  If the company that is being outsourced is trustworthy they can help employers tremendously by collecting and consigning payroll taxes (on behalf of the employer) in a judicious manner.

    Most of these third-party payroll companies generally provide good and on time service however, lately there has been a number of these payroll companies that have been prosecuted for pilfering the funds planned to pay payroll taxes.

    If you are concerned about protecting you and your business against crimes like this you may visit the IRS website for more information. You can also see a list of successfully prosecuted payroll companies here.

  • IRA Withdrawal; Taxed or Not Taxed?

    Friday 12th of July 2013 2:23:09 PM

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    Generally withdrawals from IRAs (individual retirement accounts) as well as other tax deffered retirement plans are in fact taxable by the federal government. You should also expect to pay state income taxes on these withdrawals. The only exceptions would be if you reside in one of the seven states that do not impose state income taxes. The following would be those seven states: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington state and Wyoming.

    Luckily that is not always the case.  As reported by Market Watch of the Wall Street Journal “Some states don’t tax retirement-account withdrawals at all, and others exempt a portion from taxation, sometimes only for retirees above a certain age or with income below certain thresholds. It generally depends on the state you live in when you take the distributions, but it can get confusing.” Read the full story here.

  • IRS Issues Reminder To Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions

    Thursday 11th of July 2013 4:31:11 PM

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    To those US tax payers that were affected by the Boston Marathon Explosions a reminder is issued from the IRS that you have until Monday, July 15, to file and pay your US income taxes.

    If you should need additional time you may file for an extension with Form 4868 and you must pay your taxes by October 15, 2013 with .

    Keep in mind that regardless of the reason for the extension that penalties may accrue on your tax liability.  To read more about this story you may visit the IRS website.

  • IRS Releases a 3-Part Report to Fix Tax Exempt Applications

    Tuesday 25th of June 2013 11:13:52 AM

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    In Washington on June 24, 2013-Danny Werfel, Internal Revenue Service Principal Deputy Commissioner, releases a 3-part report describing the actions to fix issues that were discovered throughout the IRS’ review of tax exempt applications.  The report also describes how the applications will be improved and how it will smooth the processes at the IRS.

    Werfel said “It is critical that the IRS takes steps to ensure accountability, address the problems uncovered in recent weeks and improve the operations of the IRS to continue to carry out our critical mission on behalf of the public,” and “We have made a number of changes already, more are in the works and even more will develop as we move forward.”

    To read the full story, please visit the IRS website.

     

  • I’m Not a Player, I Just Don’t Pay My Taxes A Lot!

    Monday 24th of June 2013 11:25:02 AM

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    Rapper “Fat Joe” is facing two years in prison in addition to a hefty $100K fine for not paying federal taxes on unfiled income.  He plead guilty in a federal court in Newark last Thursday.  “Fat Joe” failed to file his income taxes on more than $3 million of earnings.  In 2007 he failed to file a reported $1.3 million in income and royalties then again in 2008 with $1.4 million, and also in 2009 and 2010 there is about $1 million of unfiled income taxes.

    According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Mack the tax loss to the US government was just over $700,000. “Fat Joe’s” attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman of New York, insisted that there was no intent to mislead the IRS. Lichtman said “This is a guy who had been paying his taxes for years when he was making a significant amount of money… He changed accountants and errors were made. We were in the process of addressing this when we received notice that there was a criminal investigation.”  Lichtman also insisted that this is not a tax evasion crime instead simply failure to file tax returns.

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