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TimeShare Freedom

Hey everybody, Bernie Gartland from the Gartland Group. Today I’m going to talk to you about something that is most unusual and I’m going to give you kind of a teaser. The teaser is this, many, many, many of you

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Strategy – Filing Two 1040’s – 1398D Part 2

The last blog we talked about section 1398 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code, and how it can save your home. We said, “1398 (d) says, ‘You can file two tax returns for the same year,’  that’s the Internal Revenue

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Corporate Sole

One of the downsides to the complexity of the tax code is that it is hard for people to figure out what is right or wrong. Take for example the pushing of the Corporate Sole as a tax savings device.

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Can the IRS take away your home?

Yep, they sure can. Its pretty rare for the IRS to sell your home. But they do have the right.  They even just released a new memo on the subject. If you are worried about losing your home to the

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Taxpayer claims Turbo Tax error caused $26,000 in penalties

What happens when you press “submit” on turbo tax?  How do you know for sure that the IRS and FTB received your tax returns? In a recent case before the Board of Equalization a taxpayer said they did everything right

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How not to get an IRS payment plan

I’m a tax lawyer and I love helping people who have tax problems.  No BS, its both mentally and emotionally rewarding when you are able to help someone who is experiencing financial hardship get their life back on track. What

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Getting an Installment Plan from the IRS is easy, right?

How hard is it to get the IRS to agree to accept a payment plan for your tax debt? For the most part it is relatively easy.  If you owe less than $25,000 you can go directly on the IRS

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Fighting the IRS, you’ve got to know when to fold

A recent decision by the Court of Federal Claims should send shivers down the spine of everyone who wants to fight wrongful IRS determinations.  In short the decision said the IRS can win attorneys fees against individuals if the individual

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New IRS Audit Strategies

They say that a lot of business is done on the golf course. Along the same lines a lot of IRS information isn’t formally issued, rather an IRS rep provides the info at a conference. That happened this weekend at

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Can the IRS take away your home Pt II

One of the hardest things I have to tell clients is that yes, there is a possibility the IRS can take away your home. Admittedly the service doesn’t do this to many people, but as a tax attorney I have

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