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eric l green: Attorney Eric Green to Speak on COD & Bankruptcy Tax Issues - 02/27/13 07:51 AM
I will be speaking for CCH on a national webinar on March 6th on cancellation of Debt and Bankruptcy Tax Issues. The official program description is: Review the tax consequences of cancelled debts and consider the benefits of the Bankruptcy Code for resolving outstanding tax debts As the economy continues to stagger along, many taxpayers are being surprised at tax time when they receive a 1099-C for a debt they believed was simply written-off by the creditor. This two-hour online CPE seminar course will review the Cancellation of Indebtedness (COD) rules and review the IRC §108 exceptions. It will also discuss (0 comments)
eric l green: Challenging IRS Tax Liabilities in New Haven, CT – It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over! - 02/24/13 05:58 AM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, as well as bankruptcy and commercial litigation. We frequently have New Haven taxpayers come to our office with a federal tax debt they do not believe they owe to the IRS. We can tell you that there are many opportunities to challenge a federal tax liability with the IRS, even after the opportunity to appeal has come and gone. Opportunities for challenging a tax liability include: Filing a timely appeal with the IRS within 30 days after the proposed assessment; Filing a protest with the United States Tax Court within (0 comments)
eric l green: IRS Summons Enforcement Stamford, CT: What happens if I don’t show up for an IRS Summons? - 01/23/13 08:43 AM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, and whether in Stamford, Connecticut or elsewhere, one of the most power tools the IRS has at its disposal to gather taxpayer information is its power to issue an administrative Summons. The IRS generally uses its administrative summons power to gather information – both written records and testimony – when it is seeking tax returns or conducting a tax investigation. When we represent taxpayers before the IRS or the Department of Justice Tax Division, we often get asked the question from our clients: “What if I don’t show up?” If (1 comments)
eric l green: IRS Summons Stamford, CT: The IRS’s ability to use its Summons power to obtain taxpayer information in Stamford, Connecticut. - 01/23/13 08:41 AM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, and whether in Stamford, Connecticut or elsewhere, one of the most power tools the IRS has at its disposal to gather taxpayer information is its power to issue an administrative Summons. When we represent taxpayers before the IRS or the Department of Justice Tax Division, we often have to explain the administrative powers the IRS examiners or criminal investigators have. IRC § 7602 allows the IRS to examine records, issue a summons either for the records or the taxpayer themselves to appear, and take testimony. This is often done when (0 comments)
eric l green: IRS Tax Lien release in New Haven, CT: Recent IRS Policy Changes Has Made It Easier to Obtain a Tax Lien Release in New Haven, Connecticut! - 12/30/12 09:51 AM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, as well as bankruptcy and commercial litigation.The IRS’s new 2012 “Fresh Start” initiative has made significant changes to the IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien policy. We can tell you that in the past it has often been difficult to have the IRS withdraw a Notice of Federal Tax Lien without actually disposing of the asset in question.Meanwhile the lien has caused unbelievable difficulties for the taxpayers, including ruining his or her credit and making it almost impossible to obtain any form of financing. However, in an effort to both (1 comments)
eric l green: Bankruptcy & Taxes in New Haven, CT: When is Bankruptcy the Best Option for Dealing with Back Taxes in Connecticut? - 12/22/12 05:07 PM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, as well as bankruptcy and commercial litigation. There is a common misconception that taxes are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. We can tell you that there are many instances where bankruptcy may be the best option for resolving back federal and state taxes. There are a number of benefits for our Connecticut clients who seek to use bankruptcy as a means for resolving their outstanding tax issues, including: Discharging back income taxes; Forcing an installment agreement on an otherwise unwilling IRS or Connecticut DRS; Discharging other unsecured debts to free up (0 comments)
eric l green: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy & Taxes in New Haven, CT: When can a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy be used to Discharge Back IRS and CT DRS Taxes? - 12/22/12 02:38 PM
The focus of our practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation, as well as bankruptcy and commercial litigation. We are frequently asked whether bankruptcy can be utilized to help taxpayers resolve their back taxes. We can tell you that there are many instances where bankruptcy may be the best option for resolving back federal and state taxes. There are a number of benefits for our Connecticut clients who seek to use bankruptcy as a means for resolving their outstanding tax issues. Each taxpayer’s situation must be analyzed, but there are a few basic rules for discharging a tax, including: The tax (0 comments)
eric l green: Eric Green to Speak on Resolving Your Client's Payroll Tax Nightware! - 09/22/12 07:02 PM
On October 4th I will lecture for CCH’s Webinar series on Resolving IRS Payroll Tax Issues, including the Trust Fund Recovery penalty under IRC Section 6672, third party liability under IRC Section 3505, resolving payroll tax issues and criminal payroll tax prosecutions under IRC Section 7202 and 7215. Tax practitioners can register at CCH. This talk will be part of a series for CCH throughout the Fall on civl and criminal tax issues. The scheduled talks are as follows: Thursday October 18, 2012 – Eggshell Audits: Handling IRS Civil examinations When There are Indications of Fraud Wednesday October 31, 2012 – The (0 comments)
eric l green: IRS Tax Debt and Bankruptcy in Stamford, Connecticut: Resolving your federal tax debt with the IRS through bankruptcy. - 07/08/12 04:43 AM
We frequently represent clients who owe significant sums of back taxes, to the IRS. Often, the question of bankruptcy is raised, and when it might be appropriate for use in resolving the federal tax issue with the IRS. We have seen a significant number of our clients resolve their outstanding IRS tax debts either completely, or reduce it significantly, through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. In order for a tax to be dischargeable in bankruptcy, it must meet the following requirements: The tax must be at least 3 years old; The IRS cannot have filed a Substitute for Return (an (0 comments)
eric l green: IRS Criminal Tax Prosecutions in Stamford, Connecticut: IRS Releases 2011 criminal Tax Enforcement data! - 03/27/12 08:02 PM
We frequently represent clients in federal IRS criminal tax investigations in Stamford, Connecticut. In it worthy to note that the IRS released its 2011 statistical data today. In 2011, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division initiated 4,720 criminal tax investigations. Of those investigations initiated, 3,410 were referred for criminal prosecution. These 4,720 cases included: 1,922 legal source crimes; 1,810 illegal source crimes; and 988 Narcotics-related financial crimes. When we handle these situations for taxpayers our focus is usually to try and have the criminal investigation killed and the case returned to the civil exam division. The reason is that, the longer the (1 comments)
eric l green: IRS Tax Debt Stamford, Connecticut: IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements to Taxpayers under Expanded Fresh Start Initiative - 03/12/12 05:46 PM
We frequently represent taxpayers involved with IRS tax issues in Stamford, Connecticut and elsewhere. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers by taking steps to provide new penalty relief to the unemployed and making Installment Agreements available to more people. The changes include: Certain taxpayers who have been unemployed for 30 days or longer will be able to avoid failure-to-pay penalties. A six-month grace period on failure-to-pay penalties will be made available to certain wage earners and self-employed individuals. The request for an extension of time to pay will result (2 comments)
eric l green: IRS Tax Missing Returns Stamford, CT: Why you may not want to file those back taxes jointly in Stamford, Connecticut! - 03/01/12 01:21 PM
We frequently have taxpayers in Stamford, CT contact us for help because they have filed several years of missing tax returns (on the advice of their preparer) jointly, and now the IRS collection division is pursuing them and their spouse. I will be the first to agree that, in most cases, filing a joint tax return with your spouse can save federal taxes. There are some instances, however, in which you DO NOT WANT TO FILE A JOINT RETURN! A real life example that came into our office was the following: husband was self-employed and wife was a stay-at-home mom. (0 comments)
eric l green: IRS Criminal Tax Stamford CT: What causes an IRS audit to be referred for criminal prosecution in Stamford, CT and elsewhere? - 02/25/12 06:29 PM
We frequently represent taxpayers before the IRS during routine audits in Stamford, Connecticut, as well as criminal tax investigations and eggshell audits (civil audits where tax fraud exists but the IRS has not found it yet). I am often asked what causes an IRS examiner to send a case to the criminal investigation division (“CI”)? The Internal Revenue Manual (“IRM”) states that an IRS tax auditor should refer the case for criminal investigation when there are “firm indications of fraud.” Great: so what does that mean? There are a number of items that may raise an examiner’s suspicion of tax fraud: (2 comments)
eric l green: Connecticut and Massachusetts Tax: Attorney Eric Green to Speak at the NAEA’s National Tax Practice Institute in Las Vegas in August 2012 - 01/25/12 08:12 AM
Attorney Eric Green will speak at the National Association of Enrolled Agent’s National Tax Practice Institute being held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming August 2012. Attorney Green will be lecturing on Advanced Criminal Tax Issues and will be covering all the major Civil and Criminal Tax Representation developments that have occurred in the last 12 months. The discussion will cover: Eggshell Audits The 7525 Accountant-Client Privilege Kovel Accountants The IRS Criminal Tax Investigation Sentencing issues in Criminal Tax cases Recent Criminal Tax prosecutions If you have any questions or wish to speak to Eric Green, feel free (0 comments)
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