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The Power of Section 362

Hey everybody. Bernie Gartland, from the Garland Group. Today we’re going to talk about something that happened recently in a chapter 13 case. You know and I know that I have talked to you on podcasts, and also on our

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Asset Protection For Life

Gartland: Hey everybody, Bernie Gartland. Name of the program is The IRS Fix, brought to you by the Gartland Group. I’m Bernie Gartland, tax attorney. Tim Berry, tax attorney. We’re going to cover something, and I’m going to have to

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IRS audit rate to drop 20%

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a report saying that IRS funding has dropped $900 million  from fiscal year 2010. What does that mean?  You guessed it, a lower audit rate.  The GAO is predicting that the average audit rate

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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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Taxes on sale of coins

How much do you pay in taxes when you sell your precious metal coins?  That is going to depend a lot on how much you pay for the coins. The fancy legal word for how much you paid is your

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IRS Tax Preparation Tips

Need help for doing your taxes?  Want to prepare your own tax return but not sure of what to do?  Well the IRS is here to help you. Forget the 12 days of Christmas, the IRS is implementing a new

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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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Does the Franchise Tax Board owe you a refund

Pretty ironic release issued by the Franchise Tax Board yesterday.  It said that the FTB is holding over 16 million in taxpayer’s income tax refund money because the FTB doesn’t have correct addresses. The reason this is ironic is that

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IRS Videos on Tax Preparation

We would love for you to use us for your tax preparation and tax returns. However we also understand there are a lot of people who take pride in doing things themselves, but just get a little bit confused come

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You need to file your tax return early

The IRS just came out and formally announced what our sources have been saying for awhile.  The IRS will not process tax returns until January 31, 2014!! This is going to be a mess.  As we all know, the sooner

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