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Tax Return Filing Deadline Extended in 2016 (But Still Better to File on Time)

April 15 has been ingrained in the minds of Americans as the date their tax returns must be filed. However, individual income tax returns have received extensions to that date for this year. Also, a handful of additional deadlines apply to filings other than individual income tax returns. Even with the filing deadline extension and staggered…

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Avoiding Common Tax Return Mistakes

Stress and anxiety often accompany tax filing season. Despite your best efforts, achieving accuracy when it comes to tallying all forms of income, available credits and allowable deductions can be a real challenge. In this busy tax season, it is worthwhile to pay attention to some of the more common errors made on tax filings in…

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IRS Announces Early Interaction Initiative: How Will It Affect My Business?

On December 8, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a new initiative (IR-2015-136) aimed at helping identify employers who are falling behind on payroll and employment taxes and to “help them get caught up” on their responsibilities. Regarding the Initiative, the IRS states that: The initiative is designed to help employers stay in compliance…

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When is your fantasy taxable?

When you win playing daily fantasy sports (“DFS”), such as in Draft Kings or Fan Duel. A basic rule of tax law is all sources of income are taxable unless there is an exemption. There are no exemptions for winnings from DFS. Defying logic, DFS is considered a “game of skill” and not gambling under…

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Responding Effectively to an IRS Notice of Tax Audit

If you have had the unpleasant, even panic-inducing experience of receiving a tax audit notice from the IRS, you probably want to know exactly what lies ahead. A tax audit is simply an accounting practice in which IRS representatives will review your personal or business finances in order to make certain that one or more…

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Should I have my CPA or tax preparer who completed my tax return handle my IRS audit or should I retain a tax attorney?

Using your CPA or Tax Preparer: The advantages of using your CPA include familiarity with your return, your financial affairs and/or business.  The CPA’s professional fees will likely be less compared to hiring a Tax Attorney.  Lastly, you likely have a professional history and trust with your CPA. Using a Tax Attorney: Let’s face it,…

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The Maryland Comptroller is auditing my business regarding sales and use tax reporting. Can I be held personally liable for those taxes even though they relate to my business?

Yes. If the Comptroller finds your business liable for sales and use tax, then you could be held personally liable for the tax, interest, and penalties assessed. Maryland law extends personal liability for sales and use tax to different individuals based on the type of entity involved in the audit.  For example: If your business…

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Phone: 410-727-6600
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