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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…

Who Is Entitled to $61 Million in Unclaimed Property?

Oct 9, 2017

According to the Comptroller of Maryland, four residents were recently identified as entitled to more than $564,000 in unclaimed property. Comptroller Peter Franchot publishes the list annually and this year it contained more than 80,000 unclaimed property accounts amounting to more than $61 million. Maryland residents net big checks in unclaimed property Each of the…

Fall 2017 Brings IRS Tax Filing Deadlines

Sep 7, 2017

The annual tax return filing deadline each April is certainly the most recognized tax date on the calendar. However, there are important dates throughout the year, including some coming up very soon in the fall of 2017. Upcoming important 2017 tax dates Some dates to look for in September: September 11 – Reporting tips by…

Acquiring a Business with Employment Tax Issues: Tips for Avoiding Personal Liability for Taxes

Brandon N. Mourges | Sep 7, 2017

In times of financial crisis, many businesses succumb to financial pressures and “borrow” from employees’ tax withholdings to pay other creditors.  To some, this seems like a viable alternative to meet short-term cash needs, keep the lights on, or service existing debt.  Unfortunately, for many struggling businesses, circumstances never significantly improve and tax withholdings are…

Deadline Expires for MD Tax Credit Applications for Homeowners, Renters

Sep 1, 2017

The September 1st deadline has arrived for homeowners and renters to file applications for Maryland tax credits based on property taxes they have paid. The Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit Program and the Renters’ Tax Credit Program alleviate some of the tax burden for lower income Maryland residents who meet program requirements. Tax relief for Maryland…

Bitcoin Buffs Beware! IRS Ramps Up Efforts to Monitor Potential Criminal Activities Involving Virtual Currency

Brandon N. Mourges | Aug 28, 2017

According to various news reports, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ramping up efforts to track potential noncompliance caused by – and hidden through – the use of virtual currencies (or “cryptocurrencies”).  These efforts are occurring on multiple fronts and are likely to leave some unwary taxpayers with higher…

Back to School Tax Reminders for Students

Aug 8, 2017

Back-to-school season is in full swing but summer is not quite over yet. Before working students pack up to head back to campus, now is a good time to take note of information that will be needed come tax time in spring 2018. Summer income is taxable – plan now for fewer spring headaches For…

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