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Estimated Tax Payments: What You Need to Know

Dec 12, 2017

If you receive income during the year which does not have tax withheld from it, you may be required to pay estimated taxes. This type of income includes funds from your own business, a job that does not withhold taxes, capital gains, dividends, alimony and more. You may also pay estimated taxes if you have…

Year End Tax Preparation Tips

Dec 12, 2017

As the tax landscape shifts with political maneuvering in Washington, individuals and business owners might be distracted from thinking about their own taxes as the 2017 tax year comes to a close. The tax attorneys at the Baltimore law firm of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg have prepared these year-end tax preparation tips to help everyone get…

Coinbase and the IRS: The Takeaway for Virtual Currency Investors (Comply with Tax Obligations or Face Real Consequences)

Brandon N. Mourges | Dec 11, 2017

On November 28, 2017, a federal judge in California ordered Coinbase, Inc. (“Coinbase”), a major virtual currency exchange, to provide the Internal Revenue Service (“the Service”) with account information for thousands of individuals trading virtual currency through its exchange.  (A copy of the entire Order in United States v. Coinbase, Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-01431-JSC…

As If! Restitution Order Does Not Permit the IRS to Collect Penalties and Interest without First Assessing a Tax Liability

Brandon N. Mourges | Nov 30, 2017

On October 3, 2017, the United States Tax Court issued an opinion in Klein v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. No. 15,[1] which creates a potential roadblock for the Internal Revenue Service (“the Service”) in civil cases stemming from criminal matters.  In particular, the Tax Court held that the Service cannot use a criminal order of restitution…

Thread Count and Tax Reform

Brian J. Crepeau | Nov 15, 2017

The term “thread count” refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch of fabric.  Per the marketers of bedsheets: the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the product.  Envision how some high thread count sheets would look under a microscope: that is the current tax code.  It is…

What You Need to Know About Federal Tax Liens

Nov 15, 2017

As much as individuals and businesses dislike paying federal taxes, it is better than the alternative – facing a federal tax lien. Here is a brief run-down of how a federal tax lien operates and what can be done about it. What is a federal tax lien? A lien is essentially the right to take…

IRS Releases Updated Guidance Regarding Penalty Relief for Partnerships Filing Late 2016 Tax Returns

Brandon N. Mourges | Oct 16, 2017

Unbeknownst to many taxpayers at the time, the IRS changed the filing due date for partnership tax returns for tax years ending after December 31, 2015.  As a result, earlier this year, many partnerships that addressed their filing obligations on April 15 as they had in prior years – rather than March 15, the new…

October Tax Filing Extension Deadline Nears

Oct 13, 2017

For taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2016 taxes, the time has come. The deadline for filers who received a six-month extension from the usual April 2017 date is Monday, October 16, but there are a few things to know about filing requirements and additional relief available for those affected by federally-recognized disasters.…

Evaluating the Impact of Bedrosian

Brandon N. Mourges | Oct 12, 2017

On September 20, 2017, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an important taxpayer-friendly opinion regarding the willfulness standard in FBAR penalty matters.  In Bedrosian v. United States, Case No. 2:15-cv-05853-MMB (E.D. Pa., Sept. 20, 2017), the court held that the government had not met its burden in proving that Bedrosian had willfully violated FBAR reporting…

Form Change for Maryland Taxpayers Designating Power of Attorney

Oct 9, 2017

Maryland residents may designate a tax professional as his or her agent through assigning Power of Attorney. This legal document authorizes the person to prepare and file a tax return on the taxpayer’s behalf before the Maryland State Department of Taxes. Maryland Power of Attorney for tax payers: form change On January 1, 2017, the Maryland Comptroller’s…

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