IRS Appeals Representation

March 23, 2018
Sending Money to a U.S. Bank from Abroad? Beware a Wire Audit Transfer – and Potential FATCA Penalties

Sending Money to a U.S. Bank from Abroad? Beware a Wire Audit Transfer – and Potential FATCA Penalties

Making a wire transfer is a fast and convenient method of electronically moving funds from one bank account to another, generally ensuring the recipient’s access within […]
January 31, 2018
Attention Cryptocurrency Traders: Prepare for Higher Tax Liabilities Under the GOP Reform Act

Attention Cryptocurrency Traders: Prepare for Higher Tax Liabilities Under the GOP Reform Act

On December 20, Senate Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, voting 51-48 to support a reconciled version of the bill which merged […]
November 6, 2017

Should the IRS Be Banned from Hiring Tax Attorneys to Assist with Audits?

In 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stirred up controversy after hiring a private tax law firm to assist with an IRS tax audit of tech […]
September 15, 2017

IRS Wins Fight to Exclude Its Own Position on the Willfulness Standard from Court

We previously wrote about a taxpayer that was fighting a civil penalty for failing to timely file under U.S. Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) laws. In […]
June 20, 2017
How Do I Report Bitcoin Transactions on my Taxes? 1040? Schedule D? Form 8949?

IRS Investigations of Virtual Currency May Ramp Up After Congressional Testimony

Last week, the House of Representative’s Financial Services Committee heard testimony from a panel regarding the potential dangers of cryptocurrency. The expert panel discussed how cryptocurrency […]
May 18, 2016
RS Plans to Hire 700 Additional Auditors Increases Your Risk of Prosecution for Tax Crimes

IRS Plans to Hire 700 Additional Auditors Increases Your Risk of Prosecution for Tax Crimes

Taxpayers have heard for years that the IRS has been woefully underfunded by Congress. This lack of funding has hurt the agency’s ability to identify and […]