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Sean McMahon to Speak on IRS Collections Panel at Tax Controversy Conference

Tax attorney D. Sean McMahon is speaking on the “Collection: New IRS Techniques and Key Taxpayer Strategies” panel December 7, 2017 at the the 2017 ABA 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 7th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy.

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McMahon & Associates’ Client Wins Appeal in Tax Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in favor of McMahon & Associates’ client, Robyn Baker, in a tax dispute involving the division of assets in a divorce. The case is United States v. Scott G. Baker, Robyn Baker.

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Companies near the IRS face a higher risk of audit

Public companies located closer to IRS offices are more likely to face an audit, and those companies also engaged in greater tax avoidance, according to a recent study.

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IRS Issues “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the conclusion of its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The annual list highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers need to guard against ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes.

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Collection Agencies to Begin Collecting Old Tax Debts for IRS

Starting in the Spring of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will use four private debt collection companies to recover old tax debts. Congress authorized the use of private collection agencies in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

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New IRS Fast Track Mediation Collection Program

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a new fast track medication program to resolve some offer-in-compromise (OIC) and trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) disputes. The expedited process, SB/SE Fast Track Mediation–Collection (FTMC), will be heard by an Office of Appeals mediator.

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Lavish Holiday Shopping May Get You into Trouble with the IRS

Your lavish spending on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holidays could land you in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Extravagant purchases may indicate to the IRS that you have not fully reported all of your income on your tax returns.

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33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

Sean McMahon will be attending the 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy.

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D. Sean McMahon Named to 2016 Super Lawyers List

Congratulations to D. Sean McMahon for being named to the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the area of Tax. This is the fourth year that Sean had been named to the list.

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Warning – Scam Phone Calls Claiming to be the IRS

Have you received a threatening phone call claiming to be the IRS? The Internal Revenue Service has repeated its warning about phone scams demanding payment from taxpayers. 

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