RECENT BLOG POSTS
I recently published the article “IRS Bitcoin Letter? How to Report Bitcoin to the IRS” and want to share some helpful tips on how to address Bitcoin letters from the IRS. To provide a quick background, the IRS began sending out letters to approximately 10,000 taxpayers last month requesting that...
08/15/2019
I recently published the article “Will Opendoor Buy My House with a Tax Lien” and thought I’d share my perspective with a group of real estate professionals on an niche market where traditional real estate professionals can “out-compete” the online or e-brokers such as Opendoor, Knock, Offerpad, ...
06/02/2019
Owe taxes this year? Not sure what happened to your tax refund? Questions about owing taxes and receiving smaller tax refunds are very common this time of year. It may be helpful to understand that the amount of taxes owed and refunds are based on actual tax liability compared to tax withholding ...
02/21/2019
The IRS allows people to settle their back tax debt if they meet certain requirements. One key requirement is that a person offers an amount no less than their Reasonable Collection Potential (RCP). Check out this video and article to get more information about how the offer amount, RCP, is calcu...
02/13/2019
Haven’t filed income taxes with the IRS or the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) in a while? Trying to get caught up on filing the missing tax returns (non-filed tax returns) and don’t know where to start? These are the types of issues that I’ve been helping client with over the last 1...
11/13/2018
Is the IRS taking money from your paycheck or threatening to do so soon?   If so, the reality of not getting your normal paycheck can be extremely stressful and scary! Good news! There are options to get your wage garnishment released! The main focus of my tax practice is income tax representatio...
10/25/2018
Need to sell or refinance a home with an IRS tax lien or North Carolina Department of Revenue tax lien? Many clients who come into my Raleigh, NC office assume that they cannot sell or refinance a home with a tax lien or judgment unless the underlying debts are paid in full. Contrary to popular b...
08/21/2018
The most recent changes to federal income tax law under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) have created a bit of confusion within the real estate investor community. A common point of confusion is whether or not the interest from a home equity loan can be deducted related to rental property...
06/20/2018
Recently I had the experience of attending US Tax Court in North Carolina. The primary focus of this trip was just to observe and to capture the experience from the perspective of an average person or taxpayer. The main focus of my CPA practice is income tax representation for individuals. Many t...
05/29/2018
Tax liens are required to be removed from credit reports issued by the three largest credit bureau agencies (i.e., TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian) effective April 16, 2018. This decision was reached by the credit bureaus due to concerns about the integrity of the data pulled from public record...
05/17/2018
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