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  • IRS finally acknowledges breach: Warned in March 2015
    IRS finally acknowledges breach: Warned in March 2015
    It has taken more than two months for the IRS to finally acknowledge on May 26 that hackers had taken advantage of an app to steal the data of more than 100,000 taxpayers this year between February and May. IRS CommissionerJohn Koskinen announced...
  • IRS Myths
    TAXPAYER MYTHS
    Many of you know that I am a tax professional. Thank heavens I have had a break long enough to recover from the stress of taxpayers who owe a lot of money expecting me to work some sort of miracle!This year we witnessed a number of new tax...
  • Lyndon McLellan
    Facing intense pressure, IRS drops civil forfeiture case in North Carolina
    Two months ago, U.S. Attorney Steve West told Lyndon McLellan that any attempt to garner publicity about his civil forfeiture case “doesn't help. It just ratchets up feelings in the agency. My offer is to return 50% of the money.”...
  • Beware every time the Phone rings
    Beware every time the Phone rings
    Don’t assume you’ll never be targeted by phone scammers just because you don’t have a cell phone; they continue to feast on landline users, especially those over 50.“This is the IRS…”Drill this into your head:...
  • IRS Scam
    Beware of IRS scam!
    It seems that every day there is a new scam arising in the effort to take away money from hard-working Americans.As taxes were due on April 15th, and many people have applied for extensions on their tax filings, now is the height of the season for...
  •  IRS caught violating its own civil forfeiture policy
    IRS caught violating its own civil forfeiture policy
    Lyndon McLellan has spent more than a decade running L&M Convenience Mart, a gas station, restaurant and convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina. Then, almost one year ago, agents from the IRS came to the store and announced that...
  • Hillary Clinton
    Clinton Foundation only gives 15 percent of donations to charities, IRS concern
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation – originally named the William J. Clinton Foundation – is refiling at least five tax returns and may have its books audited for as far back as 15 years after recent concerns over the...
  • Guide to IRS 1040 tax forms for 2014, 2015
    Your guide to IRS 1040 tax forms for 2014, 2015
    There are thousands of tax forms that the IRS has available for taxpayers to use to file their taxes. However, with so many forms it’s common for taxpayers to become stressed out when it’s time for them to pay their taxes.The good news...
  • True the Vote 4-14-2015
    April webinar of True the Vote
    April 14, 2015 True the Vote had their monthly webinars mainly to discuss the status of True the Vote quest to end the weaponization of government agencies.The webinar featured guest Congressman Jim Jordan U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 4th....
  • Free income tax preparation, printable IRS documents, free e-file for Tax Day
    Free income tax preparation, printable IRS documents, free e-file for Tax Day
    April 15 is Tax Day. It's not a holiday but certainly a government "holy day of obligation!" Did you put off filing? Here are Tax Day freebies to help. Doing your own taxes can be daunting. Paying a tax preparer can be expensive. If...
  • American Taxes
    Today is tax day, but tax freedom day is not until April 24, 2015
    Today, April 15, 2015, most Americans will have their federal income taxes come due whereby they are forced under a voluntary system to pay a certain percentage of their personal income to the federal government. Tax Freedom Day is the day in...
  • The sign we would all like to see.
    No type of income tax – flat or progressive – can exist without an IRS
    The IRS targeting scandal has many people, including a number of major candidates, talking about tax-reform. This has the power brokers in Washington DC scared… really scared. So it’s not surprising that we’re beginning to hear...
  • How to identify Tax Scams
    How to identify Tax Scams
    The IRS isn’t your biggest enemy during tax season. It’s the criminals who pretend to be IRS reps and then con people out of their money. They contact potential victims chiefly through phone calls and text messages.Typically, the...
  •  Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner
    Obama Justice Department shields Lois Lerner from prosecution
    To the surprise of few people who have paid attention to the way justice is dispensed in the Obama Administration, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen has declined to prosecute Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress...
  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying in front of the Senate September, 2014
    Tax time 2015: Is your CPA on YOUR side?
    Short answer: Probably yes. For those of you who own your own business, and who have maintained a trusting and perhaps decades-long relationship with your CPA (often called a CA in Canada), you have nothing to lose sleep over. But in view of an...
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