tax refund

Refunds Set To Go-Go

At first it appeared that tax refunds would be withheld until the government shutdown was lifted. Many taxpayers were pretty worried. However, now taxpayers can do their happy dance! It has just […] Read More

tax deductions

Be Sure You’re Not Counting On Deductions That Were Eliminated

Late last year the new tax bill went into effect and there have been a lot of changes made between then and now. It’s important to review what changes are likely to […] Read More


Legally Thankful

In this amazing life, there are so many things for which we can be thankful. Our families and friends, our work, our homes, our health. But, in general, one of the most […] Read More

tax updates

Update: Hurricanes, Heisters And Other Heinous Human Acts

Mother Nature certainly had her way with the Florida Panhandle, as well as the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland coastlines this year. And, when Mother Nature strikes, the IRS has no recourse but […] Read More

tax evasion

Art Dealer Tries To Make An Art Of Tax Evasion

Sometimes it seems the more successful one is, the more they think they may be entitled to privileges the rest of us are not privy to. For instance, one highfalutin’ New York […] Read More

tax scammer

Don’t Think You Can Outsmart Scammers

It’s been tried more times than you can imagine. A scammer calls to try to get you to part with some of your hard-earned money by telling you that you owe the […] Read More

alternative currency

It’s Not Monopoly Money Anymore

I couldn’t resist using the quote I read in a NY Times piece about the confusion over taxes and cryptocurrencies as the title of this article. The statement brings what started out […] Read More

IRS collections

IRS Private Collection Agencies Get Bum Review

In January 2017, the IRS decided to, once again, hire private collection agencies to handle delinquent taxpayer accounts. (I wrote about this in my January 2017 blog The IRS is Handing Delinquent […] Read More

International Taxpayers

Scam Update: A Warning For International Taxpayers

This time the criminals are targeting foreign aliens and international taxpayers – again. Yes, the IRS has said that it seems the crooks are recycling some of their old tricks while adding […] Read More

fraudulent returns

What The IRS Is Doing To Stop Fraudulent Returns And New Tax Scams

In the past few years, as tax season approached the deadline, it has been typical for cyber criminals to step up their game. This year is no exception according to The Internal […] Read More