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August 2016 Archives

Change in IRS policy could help unmarried property owners

To the average person who is cynical about marriage, there are plenty of reasons not to tie the knot. Of course there is the work that goes into a marriage, the sense of putting another person above your own needs, and then there is sharing a life (and space in a home) together. While these are the tenets of marital bliss for some, others see them as deal-breaking impediments.

Will you be hooked by a 'phishing' scam?

In a few of our posts, we have highlighted the possibility of taxpayers being victimized by fraud when preparing their returns. In some cases, they will be contacted by phone by scam artists posing as IRS agents who threaten to bring suit against an unwitting person unless a specific fee is paid.

Three important tax tips for newlyweds

With August being in the middle of wedding season, it is natural to think about what would be best for wedding gifts. Indeed, retailers have elaborate and detailed registries to choose from. But in the midst of all the gifts, the new couple must learn to develop a life together. For those who have lived together previously, the adjustment may not be so drastic. Nevertheless, there are several tax tips that couples should be aware of that could make their first joint return easier.

IRS may have misrouted tax lien notices, report says

As we have noted in our prior posts, no one actually wants to receive a tax lien. Most would agree that IRS liens are the bane of one’s existence. However, if a tax lien is initiated against a taxpayer, the federal government has a legal obligation to send notice of the lien to the taxpayer’s last known address. The government is also charged to use care in ensuring that a taxpayer’s address information properly updated.

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