Category Archives: Audit

DCAA audit requirements

Today TaxMama hears from Virginia in Maryland who wants to know. “Can QuickBooks be used for government contractors who need to meet DCAA audit requirements? If so, is there anything specific that needs to be done when setting up the chart of accounts to make it DCAA compliant?”

TaxMama’s Tax Quips and Audit No-Nos

Today TaxMama hears from a tax professional with a problem: “My client is being audited by IRS. I live in another state. She sent me the records and I asked IRS to move the audit to my state or to do it by phone. After she sends me the records AND after I ask IRS […]

Got IRS Refund – Won’t be Audited

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in Denver, with this wonderful question, “Is it safe to assume that you will not be audited if you receive the refund that due you?” Dear Linda, What an interesting perspective? IRS sends you a refund. And there will never be an audit of that year. I like it! If […]

Doctors Billing

Today we hear from a doctor’s wife, with a common problem, (note: I can’t find the original question, so I hope you read this reply.) “We have a couple of doctors who use my husband’s physician number to bill insurance companies and Medicare for services. When we receive the money, we pay it over to […]

New Round of IRS Audits Coming This Fall

IRS Updates National Research Program for Individuals IR-2007-113, June 6, 2007 WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service officials today announced plans to launch a new National Research Program (NRP) reporting compliance study for individual taxpayers that will provide updated and more accurate audit selection tools and support efforts to reduce the nation’s tax gap. The latest […]

IRS Notice 2007-47 – Deductibility of Lodging Expenses

[TaxMama note: This looks like a really important announcement. Especially if it means what I think it means! OK, I am sitting here trying to get my head around this phrase “not incurred in traveling away from home”. And I think I have it finally figured out – but have a call in to IRS […]

Auditor Agression

Today TaxMama hears from Ben in FL who tells us, “I am completing an audit for a client. The Revenue Agent refuses to give me her proposed adjustments so they can be analyzed and refuted, if possible. She wants a closing signed without any discussion. Is this normal and what means do I have to […]

TurboTax Review

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry who says, “I’m finishing up my tax return in Turbo Tax and they have two options – a review by a tax professional for $29.95 and audit defense for $49.95. Are those good values, or should I hire my own personal tax professional?”

Rental Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Eileen in Portland, OR whose client was audited for her rental property, “IRS disallowed her $25,000 rental loss claiming this is a Passive deduction for her. IRS says she may deduct expenses only up to income on the property. True, she is not a real estate professional and she does have […]

Appealing Dad

Today TaxMama hears from Ron in Jacksonville, FL who tells us. “When I filed my 2004 taxes I miscalculated and the IRS sent the Division of Child Support my $3000 refund. I was audited and now the IRS wants the $3000 back plus $500. Can I appeal this and is it worth it.”

Invoices a la Mush

Today TaxMama hears from Dallas in, where else – Texas, who relates, “When I have problems, I have big ones. The other day it rained 6” and it flooded my shop. And of course I had all of last year’s invoices and receipts in a box on the floor. Over half of them are unreadable. […]

Dumbfounded By Dividends

Today TaxMama hears from Gene from Goodyear, Arizona, who asks, “I’ve read it and read it and read it again but I still don’t get it! I know that stock dividends are now taxed at a lower rate if you meet the requirements. The rule states “the stock on which the dividend is paid must […]