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Be cautious of DIY approach to filing taxes, consider working with tax attorney, P.3

We’ve been discussing in our last couple posts the risks of DIY tax filing and the relative benefits of working with tax professionals to file tax returns. As we pointed out last time, both CPAs and tax attorneys have special competencies in handling tax filing. Information shared with a tax attorney is typically privileged, though there are ways privilege can be waived.

Be cautious of DIY approach to filing taxes, consider working with tax attorney, P.2

In our last post, we began discussing do-it-yourself tax filing, and the risks taxpayers take when they go it alone. As we noted last time, working with a CPA is certainly a better way to ensure an accurate return is filed. Working with an experienced attorney has its own advantages over working with a CPA, but it isn’t the case that a taxpayer has to choose between working with a CPA and a tax attorney. In many cases, taxpayers work with both.

Know your rights as a taxpayer in the US

Folks across Atlanta are starting to receive W-2s and other tax documentation so they can file their returns in the next few months. As people prepare their taxes, it can become clear very quickly that no matter how many times you go through tax season, it never seems to get any easier.

Be cautious of DIY approach to filing taxes, consider working with tax attorney

There is no shortage of resources for folks looking to take a do-it-yourself approach to filing federal income tax. For individuals with a relatively simple tax profile, this may not be such a problem, but for those who have a more complex situation, who have significant wealth, and for businesses, it is important to not be guessing when filing returns.

Why you should not commit state tax fraud in Georgia

There are probably more jokes about taxes than there are tax laws. It is no secret that everyone wants to pay as little taxes as possible and will do anything to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, you may be tempted to do so through fraudulent means. No matter how common these practices are, they are illegal and can lead to severe consequences that may ruin your business. Avoid the following penalties and take a safer but just as satisfying approach to your taxes instead.

New tax rules aim to end corporate practice of “earnings stripping,” P.2

We previously began looking at the Treasury Departments recently announced rules aimed at ending the tax inversion practice of earnings stripping. By and large, corporations have not welcomed the new rules, for obvious reasons, though many tax experts are hopeful that they will be quickly overturned under a Trump administration.

New tax rules aim to end corporate practice of “earnings stripping,” P.1

Back in October, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new regulations aimed at addressing corporate tax avoidance, particularly through the use of tax inversion. The term refers to common corporate practice of acquiring small foreign competitor companies in nations with low tax rates and then relocating the corporation’s legal domicile to the foreign nation.

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