June 14, 2017
In 2016, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report which assessed how well that IRS was managing the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). OVDP is one of the programs taxpayers may use to become compliant if they previously had failed to report offshore income on their ...
June 14, 2017
IRS Announces Tax Audit Targets
By Attorney Morris N. Robinson, CPA, LLM
June 14, 2017
Over the past several years, IRS has reduced the number of its tax auditors by about 25 percent – from just over 12,000 tax auditors in 2011 to about 9,000 tax auditors ...
May 16, 2017
Taxpayers contesting IRS assessments of additional taxes, penalties and interest have a number of different options to contest and appeal those assessments. One of those options includes bringing a case to the United States Tax Court (Tax Court). Here are some Tax Court practice tips for taxpayers:
1. Know What Tax
May 15, 2017
Attorney Morris N. Robinson, the Managing Director of M. Robinson Tax Law in Boston, recently published an op-ed titled: Viewpoint: A 15 percent tax rate on business would maximize economic growth
(Boston Business Journal, May 5, 2017, subscription required).
April 5, 2017
We represent a client who may need to file delinquent international information returns under the IRS Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures
. These procedures invite taxpayers who meet the specified criteria to “file the delinquent information returns with a statement of all facts establishing reasonable cause for the failure to file.”
December 23, 2016
Financial and tax policies of the United States government can help Americans achieve significant wealth through real estate ownership. These policies tend to favor taxpayers who, like the Trump family, are willing to commit to "the long game”, where the full benefits of real estate ownership accrue over decades and ...
December 6, 2016
The weekend has ended and Art Basel - Miami 2016 has concluded. To many U.S. taxpayers, it’s just another Monday, but to serious collectors who attended this vibrant art fair focused on contemporary paintings and sculptures, this was a major event. Now faced with anticipated shipments and bills, those who ...
October 3, 2016
Recently, The New York Times shared information that presidential candidate, Donald Trump, declared a loss of $916 million on his 1995 income tax returns. In response, there has been much speculation that Donald Trump may have violated the tax laws of the United States. This may be why he is under audit. ...
February 17, 2016
Today the Boston Globe reported that PTC, Inc. (“PTC”) voluntarily disclosed that its Chinese subsidiaries allegedly provided about $1.5 million in bribes to foreign officials over a period of five years (from 2006 through 2011) in violation of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. PTC is a publicly held ...
January 6, 2016
If you wrote “travel more” on your 2016 New Year’s resolutions list, you may want to make sure you’re in good standing with the IRS before you make plans to wander too far from home. In early December 2015, legislation was enacted to add section 7345 titled “Revocation or Denial ...