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June 2017 Archives

Senators express concern over IRS contractor’s debt collection tactics

Last year, we wrote about the IRS’ decision to roll out a new program to assign tax debt to private collectors. As we noted then, the IRS has issued warnings to taxpayers to help ensure they recognize fraudulent notifications and communications when they see them.

Can a corporation be an individual for tax purposes?

The debate over whether a corporate entity can be considered an individual can be considered a taxpayer has garnered a great deal of debate. Generally, speaking, corporations are not individuals for tax purposes. While there may be worthy circumstances for an exception to this rule, corporate entities routinely lose such arguments.

Discharging tax debt from late filed returns: a quick look at some recent cases

Previously, we began looking at the topic of discharging tax debt in bankruptcy. As we noted last time, certain types of tax debt are dischargeable in bankruptcy, while others are not. Speaking generally, older tax debt is dischargeable in bankruptcy, while “fresh” tax debts are not. What, though, about tax returns that are filed late?

Can I discharge tax debt in bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is an important safety valve recognized by the legal system which gives individuals strapped with unmanageable debt the opportunity to either catch up on that debt by reorganizing themselves financially or by liquidating assets and paying off creditors. Whether bankruptcy proceedings involve a business or an individual debtor, one of the most important aspects of the process is discharge.

Tax Court decision opens up way for employers to challenge payroll tax obligations

Previously, we began looking at the issue of worker classification and the costs employers can face when they make mistakes in this area. As we noted, employers who misclassify workers may end up having to pay taxes twice if they are unable to provide proof that an employee paid the required taxes.

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