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Tax Attorney Daily is an established estate planning law firm. We have been helping clients with estate planning nationwide for over fifty years.
Our Firm’s history of helping clients started with Stand Up to the IRS in 1972. Frederick (Fred) W. Daily III laid the roots for Tax Attorney Daily and opened his law practice in California.
In addition to our books, our Firm has been featured in numerous publications, television shows, and have provided tax programs to Enrolled Agents, CPAs, and IRS Agents.
If you need a estate planning lawyer, it means the situation is too serious to delegate to an amateur. When you’re in a pinch, our team is the best call you can make.
Our Venice Medicaid planning services take into account State and local considerations relevant to Medicaid applications and asset protection. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the more complex matters of elder law and all things related to Medicaid.
Our attorneys have extensive experience serving the local community and know the ins-and-outs of creating robust estate plans. Their deep knowledge of State and local regulations ensure your estate will be air tight.
Our elder law services include dealing with cases of abuse and neglect, creating Ladybird Deeds, Miller Trusts, and incapacity planning. Our attorneys can help create powerful asset protection and financial arrangements.
The IRS works hard to maintain their reputation of the most-feared domestic US agency. During an audit, an IRS agent will gather information to use against you in court. Our attorneys can help you deal with an audit in timely and effective manner.
If you have a question that isn’t listed here, contact us today and one of our attorneys will be happy to help!
At least three years, but six years is preferable. The IRS has three years after you file a tax return to complete an audit. For example, if you filed on April 15, 2006, for 2005, keep those records until at least April 16, 2009. The IRS can audit you for up to six years if it suspects that you underreported your income by 25% or more. If the IRS suspects fraud, there is no time limit for an audit, although audits beyond six years are extremely rare. Keep records of purchases of real estate, stocks, and other investments for at least three years after the tax return reporting their sale was filed.
Yes, unless you think you can hide from a tax bill. The IRS moves slower than you do, so I suppose it’s possible if you are constantly on the move. Otherwise, report your new address on IRS Form 8822. A post office change of address form may not work. Notifying the IRS assures that you will get audit letters and other vital notices, which often have strict time limits for replies
Not if you can help it. The danger in filing is that the auditor may expand the audit to include that return.Instead of filing, submit IRS Form 4868 by April 15 to obtain an automatic extension to file until October 15.If the audit is still alive on October 15, don’t file until it is completed. As long as you have paid all the taxes due, you won’t incur any penalties or interest for not meeting the deadline. If you owe additional taxes, send in your payment with your extension form. Auditors can’t make you file a return. If requested, simply say, “I am not yet ready to file.”
Let your conscience be your guide. If your audit is still open, the auditor can make adjustments in other open years—periods for which the three- or six-year time limit from the date you filed your return hasn’t yet expired. The auditor may ask you for copies of your tax returns for those years. You’re not legally obligated to provide them. If you don’t, she may request them from IRS record centers. But if she’s facing a deadline, she may just let it pass. Don’t worry about being audited on returns filed more than three years ago—unless you understated your tax liability by 25% or more or committed outright fraud.If you feel guilty, give the auditor copies of your tax returns for the open years and accept the disallowances. Or file amended tax returns and pay the additional taxes after the audit is completed.
Federal law makes IRS files private, not public records. The law has many exceptions, however. IRS files can be legally shared with other federal and state agencies. Most leakage comes as a result of sloppy state agencies that are granted access to IRS files. Furthermore, IRS employees have been caught snooping, and computer hackers have broken into government databases. While violation of the Privacy Act is a crime, rarely is anyone prosecuted for it, though IRS personnel can be fired if caught.
Not at all. These con artists are very convincing, but if they were legit, I’d be first in line to stop paying taxes. Constitutional arguments against the tax laws are routinely dismissed by courts, and their proponents are fined or jailed. More sophisticated scams involve multiple family trusts, limited partnerships, and credit cards issued by offshore banks. While these schemes can confuse and slow down the IRS, they are bogus, period. Would a federal judge—whom you will appear before if you are prosecuted for tax evasion and whose salary comes from the federal government—ever uphold one of these schemes? Get serious.
Maybe. Your wages and property might be at risk of IRS seizure for your spouse’s tax bill, depending on the state where you live. In most states, property owned by one spouse before marriage remains that spouse’s separate property during the marriage. Assets acquired during the marriage, however, are generally considered joint property. When couples own property together, IRS problems can arise. The IRS can legally go after jointly owned assets to cover the tax debt of just one spouse. The IRS cannot, however, take the share of the non-debtor spouse. See a local attorney for help. Be particularly aware of these specific problem areas:
Don’t be overanxious. IRS auditors are instructed to close examinations within 28 months of the date you filed your tax return. For example, if you filed your 2006 return on April 15, 2007, the IRS wants the audit completed by August 15, 2008. Legally the IRS has until April 14, 2009 (or longer in the case of fraud), but auditors are instructed to allow at least eight months for processing any audit appeals.If you haven’t heard from the auditor, it could mean any number of things. Maybe the auditor was ill, transferred, or terminated. Or your file may be lost in the system. When your case resurfaces, a new auditor is under a deadline to close it, which can work in your favor. In the best of all worlds, the three-year time limit for completing the audit may expire while your file is in IRS never-never land. So why not leave the sleeping dog alone?
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1491 E Venice Ave Suite A, Venice, FL 34292
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