Tag Archives: tax preparer

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Beware of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Fraud

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme. On Thursday July 23, 2009, a Jacksonville, Fla.-tax preparer, James Otto Price III, pled guilty to falsely claiming the […]

Tax Pro Subpoena

Today TaxMama hears from Andy in Michigan, who asks. “If a tax preparer is handed a subpoena to have a lawyer review a clients tax returns and other material, what are the privilege and confidentiality rules in this situation?”

IRS Seeks Fraud in EITC

EITC Due Diligence Compliance Program IRS is taking a multi-prong approach to reduce the number of erroneous EITC claims. The agency estimates that 23 to 28 percent of EITC claims filed for tax year 2007 were erroneous and resulted in overpayments of $11 billion to $13 billion. IRS adopted the EITC Paid Preparer Compliance Program […]

MarketWatch’s Tax Resource

Those of you who were incensed and insulted with the wastefulness of the new rebates, you’re not alone. You’ll find Jennifer Waters’ article “Take your stimulus rebate and shove it, many readers say” Andrea Coombes gives you “Five valuable tax perks you don’t want to miss when you file” I learned some amazing things about […]

Tax Preparers Beware! Uncle Sam is Watching Ever More Closely

[note: Added 01/28/08 – link to IRS Revenue Procedure 2008-14 covering “Adequate disclosure for Statements on Tax Return” for purposes of reducing an understatement of income tax under section 6662(d) and for purposes of avoiding the section 6694(a) preparer penalty.] Report from the IRS Practitioner Liaison meeting in Los Angeles, January 17, 2008 – at […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 441 – 2008 Darwin Awards

Dear Family, Did you know that this week is Universal Letter Writing Week? The Crayola site has some cute activities for children to do. http://www.crayola.com/calendar/detail.cfm?event_id=224&year=2008 The presidential primaries will be the focus of much of your radio and television news features. If you don’t want to listen to all the fluff, or don’t have the […]

Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007

By David & Mary Mellem, EAs This Act, made Public Law 110-28 by President Bush’s signature on May 25, 2007, increases the Federal Minimum Wage and provides some tax changes as well. It can be found at the government’s web site of thomas.loc.gov by searching for HR 2206 or by going to Public Laws and […]

Common-Law Status

Today TaxMama hears from Lisa in Texas who tells us, “I went to new tax preparer this year. My husband and I are common law married and we live in Texas. For the past couple of years the other tax person filed us with me as head of household and my husband as single. The […]