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Coronavirus COVID-19 Q&A with Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard, APC

A message from Robert T. Leonard, Attorney & CPA

California Tax Attorney Robert T. Leonard"During this unprecedented time the Government is taking steps to help taxpayers. In addition to the $2 trillion stimulus bill the IRS has relaxed its guidelines and conditions for its premier taxpayer relief program - called the Offer in Compromise. The IRS is processing Offer's at this time and based upon my recent conversations with offer in compromise specialists and appeals officers now is the time to submit yours. Like the stimulus bill, the IRS wants to assist taxpayers with tax debt and the offer in compromise program is the method to use."

Answer this before using online, do-it-yourself tax software

Frugality is often beneficial, but there are certain situations when a good deal ends up costing a lot more than expected in the long run. This can be the case when using a low cost, do-it-yourself tax software program. These programs are not always bad, some tax filers find these systems helpful and may benefit. However, others could set themselves up for additional problems in the future.

Tax considerations for military members

Life in the military is not the same as the life of a civilian. Those in the military are often required to move for training and other obligations. The basics of their compensation can be different than those who work within the private sector. Due to these and other considerations, the tax filings of a military serviceman are often more complex than their civilian peers.

Will the quality of tax administration suffer due to new tax law?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has experienced a number of budget cuts in recent years. These budget cuts have made it difficult for the agency to maintain the staff needed to provide quality tax administration. This reality has led many tax advocates to voice concerns about the agency’s ability to administer the new tax law.

Businesses respond to Trump’s tax law

President Donald Trump signed the recently passed tax reform bill into law earlier today. The bill makes a number of changes to tax law. Two of the main changes include a reduction in the top individual tax rate. This rate is currently set at 39.6 percent and is reduced to 37 percent.

Levies and the IRS: Definition, process and remedies

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a number of tools to gain payment. A taxpayer that is accused of failing to meet his or her tax obligations could become the victim of one of these tools. Examples include a levy, garnishment, lien, seizure or other collection matter.

Should you use self-directed IRAs for your business?

As a business owner, you already understand the importance of building wealth. While many are building wealth through traditional means (i.e. Roth IRAs, 401k plans), most are unfamiliar with the concept of self-directed IRAs. Moreover, they don't know how a self-directed IRA can be beneficial in growing one's business.

What businesses should know about tax deductions

With December coming next week, the holiday season will be in full swing and businesses of all sizes will be solicited by charitable organizations for donations. The proverbial benefits to making these types of donations are that a needy group will benefit, and the business making the donation will benefit with a tax break.

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