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The IRS Is Taking Away Passports

  • 20 February 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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The IRS Is Taking Away Passports
If you’re severely behind on your taxes, the IRS may ground you from leaving the country until you pay up. Last month, the agency announced

that it will start notifying the State Department of taxpayers who owe a “seriously delinquent tax debt.” The State Department, in return, is required to deny that individual a passport application or renewal. In some cases, a passport can even be revoked.

Love and Marriage and Taxes

  • 14 February 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 59
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Love and Marriage and Taxes

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, let’s look at how marriage affects taxes. After all, taking a closer look at how marriage can save tax dollars can be quite heartwarming.

JR RAMON Demolition

  • 31 January 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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JR RAMON Demolition
Joe Ramon Sr. was asked to provide demolition services to clear the way for San Antonio’s 1968 HemisFair. It paved the way for the construction and road-building company, established in 1945, to break into demolition. Generations later, his family business continues to be a leader in providing professional demolition services to Central and South Texas.

Critical Tax Changes for Small Business Owners

  • 30 January 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 144
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Critical Tax Changes for Small Business Owners
Small business owners are overcome with questions surrounding the recent tax changes. Foremost, will it help us or hurt us? While we don’t have all the answers (the IRS still needs to issue its interpretations of the changes), we have been spending time reading and analyzing various business aspects of this legislation. For an overview, take a look at our recent Bankler Report

along with the following additional highlights on what aspects of your business may be affected.

IRS Pleads: Stop Falling for Tax Scam Calls

  • 25 January 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 115
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IRS Pleads: Stop Falling for Tax Scam Calls
Taxpayers may be getting savvy but we’re still losing millions to scammers every single year. For this reason, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George recently cautioned taxpayers to be on  “High Alert” for IRS impersonators

 this tax season.

New Tax Rules Affect How You Attract Top Attorneys with Creative Perks

  • 23 January 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 89
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New Tax Rules Affect How You Attract Top Attorneys with Creative Perks
A recent law firm salary study reveals associate salaries and base pay are increasing in 2018

, along with perks like signing bonuses, relocation reimbursement and other benefits. Even perks like pet insurance and emergency child care—which you may be completely unfamiliar with—are on the list of non-traditional benefits that win big with top legal talent.

Retirees Are Fleeing the Country. Are You Next?

  • 9 January 2018
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 437
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Retirees Are Fleeing the Country. Are You Next?
Escalating health insurance costs, property taxes and other expenses caused Career Pivot Founder Marc Miller and his wife to consider something completely outside their comfort zone: a move to Ajijic, Mexico. After reading the book Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud

, the consideration became a shockingly practical one for Marc.

Tax Relief Extended to Hurricane Harvey Victims

  • 21 December 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 172
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Tax Relief Extended to Hurricane Harvey Victims

If you live in or have a business within the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey this past year, the IRS has extended tax relief and safe harbor methods that might apply to your situation. Some of these opportunities expire January 31, however, so it’s important to act quickly.

How Not to Reduce Your Taxes (Part 2)

  • 19 December 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 248
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How Not to Reduce Your Taxes (Part 2)

It’s a bad idea not to pay your taxes. Eventually, the IRS will catch up with you and assess some major penalties on top of your back taxes. It’s an even worse idea to continue to ignore paying your taxes once you’re caught, which is what a Tennessee dentist recently found out the hard way, including potential “hard time” in prison.

How Not to Reduce Your Taxes (Part 1)

  • 13 December 2017
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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How Not to Reduce Your Taxes (Part 1)

We often advise clients to restructure their business entities and add new ones to help reduce their taxes and other financial liabilities. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the strategy and, in fact, the IRS extends many key opportunities for businesses to do it. However, according to the IRS, there are right and wrong reasons to restructure or start business entities. If the IRS senses your motivation is rooted in deception, be prepared to pay the price.

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