Category: Tax Attorney

What do Bill Belichick and Tax Attorneys have in common?

Belichick doesn’t exactly evoke images of General Patton; he’s more like an outstanding tax attorney who is equally adept at avoiding eye contact as he is at finding every possible loophole to maximize your return (although he might get you audited every few years). -Andrew Perloff, “Against the Grain: The Patriots’ biggest crime? Making football boring,” Sports Illustrated, September 11, 2015.

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Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Success September 24, 2015

Sean McMahon is on the Fairfield University Host Committee for “Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Success” a Briefcase Breakfast networking event on September 24.

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What Should You Do If You Have An Undisclosed Foreign Bank Account?

If you have an interest in or signature authority over a foreign account and you haven’t disclosed it to the Internal Revenue Service yet, time may be running out before the U.S. government comes calling.

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IRS Offer in Compromise Tool

Offers in Compromise (OIC) offers taxpayers an option to resolve their tax debt for less than the amount owed. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website has a new tool to help determine if a taxpayer is eligible for an OIC and calculates a preliminary offer amount.  Taxpayers will need to enter asset, income and expense information to generate a proposal an offer. If eligible, taxpayers must complete an OIC application.

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IRS Veterans Join The McMahon Law Office 

I am pleased to announce that Internal Revenue Service veterans, Jeremiah O’Sullivan and Paul Reska have joined the McMahon Law Office. As the government continues to focus on revenue collection, I have seen a sharp increase in the demand for experienced professionals capable of handling difficult tax disputes. Jeremiah and Paul’s in-depth knowledge of the IRS audit and appeals processes allows me to grow the firm and assist more taxpayers.

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Is the IRS Bypassing Your Taxpayer Representatives?

If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not included your taxpayer representative in all aspects of your case, you are not alone. A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the IRS does sometimes ignore taxpayer representatives in the collection process.

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IRS Offers New Penalty Relief and Expanded Installment Agreements

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is expanding its “Fresh Start” initiative to help the unemployed and struggling taxpayers. Under the program, new penalty relief options are available and eligibility for Installment Agreements has been expanded. The IRS previously expanded a streamlined Offer in Compromise (OIC) program.

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IRS Announces Details of 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI)

The 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (“OVDI”) is different in several ways from the 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”).  The deadline to apply to the OVDI is August 31, 2011. Similar to the 2009 OVDP, the 2011 OVDI is intended to encourage taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts to come forward voluntarily with the primary benefits of (a) no criminal referral; and (b) a reduced penalty.

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