irs: Tax Rep Network Podcast: IRS Enforcement's use of AI: Eric’s Takeaway - 02/20/21 05:55 AM
On this week's Tax Rep Network Podcast I discuss the impact of the IRS's use of AI. If you listened to the episode with Deputy Commissioner of SB/SE Darren Guillot you heard about how the IRS is using AI to target taxpayers who have failed to disclose assets on their 433 (Offers, CNC, etc.). It is episode 91 if you missed it. On this episode I discuss what that means and how we need to change our collection practice intakes to protect us from our client, and our client's from themselves!   … (0 comments)

irs: IRS Enforcement in 2021: A Conversation with Darren Guillot - 01/28/21 07:08 PM
The pandemic continues to rage and new stimulus payments are going out, with a possible third round coming. Threats to levy have been mailed and Notices of Federal Tax Liens have been filed. So when will the hammer fall? When can taxpayers expect enforcement to rebound and come after them? Join us for an update with Darren Guillot, SB/SE Deputy Commissioner as he explains where the IRS is right now in terms of enforcement, how the IRS civil enforcement is working with the new Office of Fraud Enforcement and the results they are seeing, and what we can expect in the … (2 comments)

irs: Foreign Bank Account: FBAR Litigation Victory for Green & Sklarz - 01/12/21 04:48 AM
Yesterday, a District Court Judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of our client at summary judgment and found that the nonwillful penalty for failure to file an FBAR is capped at $10,000 per form, not per account, as had been argued by IRS and and DOJ. This was a matter of first impression for the Court and the ruling will impact many taxpayers. To date, the issue had only been decided by two other courts and they were divided on the issue.
Ypou can read the decision here: United States v. Kaufman 
Questions about this or other tax litigation matters?  Contact us at … (0 comments)

irs: Déjà Vu All Over Again: The PPP-2 Workshop - 01/08/21 06:58 AM
PPP-2: The New Rules and Tax ConsequencesTuesday, January 12, 2021 | 1pm – 4pm Eastern | via Live Webinar   On December 21st Congress passed a $2.3 trillion spending bill, which included about $900 billion of which is directed to relief programs, including a new round of PPP loans (PPP-2).  On January 6th, the SBA release interim guidance for implementation of PPP-2.  This program will provide a detailed review of the PPP program generally, and how the new guidance applies to businesses seeking either 1st or 2nd draw PPP loans.    We will also review the tax related provisions, such as the expanded Employee Retention … (0 comments)

irs: What do you do when the IRS Auditor is Batshit Crazy? Free Webinar - 12/22/20 06:09 PM
Given how wonderful 2020 has been, Tax Rep Network thought we would throw 2020 out the window and ring in the New Year with fun filled webinar designed to celebrate the IRS’s finest!Ever dealt with an auditor that you begin to realize immediately must be named Lucifer? The point of an audit, according to the IRS itself, is to check on how the taxpayer is doing in respect to their returns and reporting and use this time as an educational opportunity. Yet sometimes there are examiners who do not seem to understand this and have decided it’s a time to torture … (0 comments)

irs: Podcast: View from IRS Office of Chief Counsel with Michael Desmond - 12/08/20 05:55 PM
Join Caroline Ciraolo of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP as she discusses what is happening at IRS Office of Chief Counsel with our IRS Chief Counsel, Michael Desmond, from the New England IRS Representation Conference.
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irs: Ethics Workshop 12/21: What To Do When the IRS Goes Off the Rails - 11/25/20 02:44 AM
Tax practitioners are governed by many various rules of ethics, including the IRS Regulations known as “Circular 230”. This program will cover the Circular 230 rules and everyday ethical issues that arise for private practitioners.But what about the IRS’s employees? What ethical rules constrain them from running roughshod over taxpayers?There are several bodies that govern IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, and the IRS is policed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”). This special ethics program will cover what to do if the IRS violates the taxpayer’s rights, and what practitioners can do to protect their … (0 comments)

irs: New Haven, CT: What is an Offer-in-Compromise Really? Tax Rep Podcast - 11/17/20 03:09 AM
So what is an IRS Offer-in-Compromise?  I mean really?
When the IRS calculates the RCP (Reasonable Collection Potential) of a client, what does that mean?  Does the IRS expect the client to liquidate their investments?  Sell or remortgage their home?  What if the client cannot tap the equity...then what?
Listen in on this week's Tax Rep Network podcast for a brief but to the point analysis of the IRS's Offer-in-Compromise program by Eric Green, and you will understand why we get more than 90% of our Offers accepted!
Eric L. Green, Esq.
Green & Sklarz LLC
One Audubon Street, 3rd Fl
New Haven, CT 06511
Ph. (203) 285-8545 

irs: How to Bring an IRS Whistleblower Claim: FREE Webinar on 11/10 - 10/26/20 03:54 AM
When business suffers taxpayers begin cheating. So what can you do if your client knows about tax crimes being committed? They can strike a blow for justice, the American tax system, and get paid doing it. Nothing more American than that!Fresh off the Tax Rep Network Podcast and as a warm up to the New England IRS Rep Conference, Attorneys Mike Villa and Eric Green will host a special one-hour program will they review the IRS Whistleblower program, discuss how your client can bring a claim that stands the best chance of receiving an award, and how the system ACTUALLY works!Date: … (1 comments)

irs: Trump’s Taxes: What We Know and Why It Matters - 10/08/20 01:38 AM
On September 27th the New York Times published a 40-page expose of the President’s tax returns and raised many issues including years of losses, questionable deductions and potential conflicts of interest. It also discussed the almost 10-year IRS audit of the President’s tax returns. Eric is joined by Jason Freeman to discuss the New York Times article, the issues raised by the Times, what it means, and what they think the truth and guesses are in the article.
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irs: Trumps Taxes: What We Know and What it Means! - 09/29/20 01:58 PM
On September 27th the New York Times broke the story about President Donald Trump’s taxes.  The gist of the story, or at least the piece that made the headlines, was how the president’s businesses were losing money, and how this showed he was not the successful business man he claimed to be.
Does it?
I and Jason Freeman will discuss what we know about The President’s tax returns, what we do not know, and how that should impact the information being reported.  This session will discuss the tax issues raised, what the rules are why the reporting by the New York Times may … (0 comments)

irs: Tax Rep Network Podcast: The IRS's New Fraud Czars Join Eric - 09/22/20 05:03 AM
In a very special episode of the Tax Rep Network Podcast, this week Eric is joined by the IRS’s new Fraud Czars: Damon Rowe and Carolyn Schenck.  Damon is the first Director of the IRS’s newly created Fraud Enforcement Office.  Carolyn Schenck is the current IRS National Fraud Counsel and is also Assistant Division Counsel in the Small Business/Self Employed Division.  In this episode they discuss what has changed with the creation of the new Fraud Enforcement Office, how they work with the other divisions of the IRS, and how they think the IRS will now be able to better develop … (0 comments)

irs: Accountant's Guide to Resolving Payroll Tax Debts Released - 05/09/20 12:18 PM
The Accountant's Guide to Resolving Payroll Tax Debts and Personal Liability was just released by TG Publishing!
Payroll taxes are the number one reason why small businesses get into tax trouble.  Why?  Because payroll taxes are the easiest loan to take and the hardest to repay.  Easy to take because there is no loan document to complete and no banker to refuse: just keep the tax money and spend it.  They are the hardest loans to pay back because once the IRS applies the various penalties and interest the balance increases to the point the business cannot easily pay it back.  In … (0 comments)

irs: New Haven, CT: How to Get an IRS Offer-in-Compromise Accepted - 04/22/20 04:08 AM
Though I sit in New Haven, Connecticut most days we assist taxpayers all over the country to resolve their tax debts with the IRS.  There is a lot of confusion surrounding the IRS Offer-in-Compromise program, so I wanted to clear up some misconceptions.
There is no magic to an Offer-in-Compromise.  At its core, the IRS Offer program is based upon a formula called "Reasonable Collection Potential", or RCP. Many taxpayers believe that if they cannot tap equity in assets than that equity is not included.  That is wrong.  What the Offer-in-Compromise program is effectively is calculating the amount of money the … (1 comments)

irs: New Haven, CT: IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams - 04/02/20 07:29 AM
The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an economic impact payment or your refund faster," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "That also applies to surprise emails that appear to be coming from the IRS. Remember, don't open them or click on attachments or links. … (0 comments)

irs: IRS Announcement on Economic Impact Payments to Taxpayers - 04/01/20 05:24 PM
The Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.
These payments will based on the 2019 tax return if filed, and if not on the 2018 return.  This means that some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers … (2 comments)

irs: New Haven, CT: COVID-19 and its Impact on Resolving Your Tax Debts! - 03/27/20 04:34 AM
I spend most of my days resolving civil and criminal tax issues with the IRS and Connecticut Department of Revenue.  Whether its income tax, payroll tax or sales tax, we have seen and dealt with most issues.  The current pandemic is creating economic chaos and incredible stress on individuals who are worried about their family's health and financial well-being.
So it sounds strange to write it, but there might be a silver lining to this current pandemic.  The situation actually does create an opportunity to resolve back tax debts with the government.   
The IRS, as well as most states, consider collectibility for tax … (0 comments)

irs: New Haven, CT: The IRS Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic - 03/25/20 06:42 PM
The focus of my practice is civil and criminal tax controversy.  At 2pm EST today the IRS released its response to assist taxpayers and give guidance as to what it will be doing as far as enforcement.  IR-2020-59 provides important guidance concerning:  Existing installment agreements, New installment agreements, Pending Offers-in-Compromises, Audits, and Field collection activites (i.e. tax liens and tax levies).
The highlights include:
All 2019 Income Tax Returns that were due April 15th are not due July 15th - no request required.  An extension may still be filed to get additional time until October 15th All tax payments due for Aprul 15th … (1 comments)

irs: The IRS Response to the Coronavirus: Podcast Episode 74 - 03/19/20 02:35 PM
In this special episode of the Tax Rep Network podcast I am joined by my law partner Noelle Geiger, Esq. who reviews the current response to the Covid-19 panedemic by the IRS and what you and your clients need to know.
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irs: Free Webinar: The Economic Fallout of COVID-19: What You Need to Know - 03/19/20 09:30 AM
The saying “May you live to see interesting times” has never been more poignant than now. The impact of the Coronavirus on society at large will be significant as individuals and businesses struggle to get through this. Join us Friday March 20th at 1:00 pm EST for a free session on what clients, attorneys and accountants need to know right now about the impact of the pandemic and what they should and should not be doing. Join Green & Sklarz partners Jeffrey Sklarz, Eric Green Jason Marsh and Shelby Wilson as they update you on what is happening, including:
The response … (0 comments)

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