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What Tax Filing Burdens Come With New 1099 Requirement?

In my last post, I discussed the new rules requiring taxpayers with business income to issue 1099 forms to any vendor from whom they purchased over $600 of goods and services in that year. There is more to discuss on this issue, such as what it will really mean to small businesses.

IRS Expanding Probe into Offshore Bank Accounts

Recent IRS actions indicate that non-disclosure of foreign accounts by U.S. citizens now goes far beyond scrutiny of those with offshore accounts in UBS AG, Switzerland's largest bank. According to various sources, the IRS is now conducting a criminal investigation - the extent of which is not yet known with certainty, but believed to be deep and wide-ranging - into the holdings of certain clients of the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation ("HSBC").

Defense in Orange County Tax Fraud Investigations

If you know of something in your tax records that would, rightly or wrongly, get the attention of the IRS, you should start thinking about your defense tactics. Ask any Orange County tax fraud defense attorney, and they'll tell you it's better to make a plan and take some action before an investigation by the IRS even begins.

Orange County Tax Audits: Misclassification of Contractors

Desperate employers who misclassify workers as contractors in order to avoid paying taxes and benefits could find themselves audited by the IRS and end up paying substantial penalties for failing to pay employment taxes and payroll taxes. Orange County IRS audit attorneys are going to be defending taxpayers more frequently this year over contractor misclassification. The IRS says it will audit 6000 random employers to see how many of them misclassify workers.

Case in Point: Why You Shouldn't Immediately Give In to the IRS

As discussed in the previous post, one may consider simply surrendering when the IRS comes calling with news of a tax audit and/or informs you that you owe money to the federal government. Just because the IRS says you owe money, however, it does not mean they are right.

5 Mistakes to Avoid if the IRS Comes Calling

If the IRS comes calling, you will probably wonder whether you should simply surrender or put up a fight. While listening to your gut instincts could help, you'll definitely want to think your next moves through before taking action -- or inaction.