By Anne Wenger It’s a difficult question because you really almost have to have a vision of the future in order to prevent something like that happening. If you live in a community property state like California, there is nothing…Read more

The short answer – the impact will be farther reaching than many think. See why in this short video by our own Kevan McLaughlin. I’d strongly advise patience for anyone seeking resolutions to tax issues this year. Though the federal…Read more

Historically in the past, this was not an issue for the IRS. That was due in large part to the fact that there was the complimentary self-employment tax. So the general prevailing thought was it’s a wash. That shifted in…Read more

By Mauro Colabianchi If you have on your Schedule C a ton of contract labor and you never submitted any 1099’s, that’s a red flag. If you have a Schedule A with unreimbursed employee expenses, then that’s a huge red…Read more

– Will cover estate planning topics as member of editorial board –  Attorney Anne Wenger of McLaughlin Legal, a San Diego-based firm providing tax litigation and controversy, estate planning, trust administration, tax preparer and CPA defense services, is named the Associate…Read more

Watch this short video by Mauro Colabianchi here. Expenses against stated income are some of the things that can flag your return for an audit. The IRS and other regulatory bodies will cross reference your declarations, say the mortgage interest…Read more

– Committee provides education, support for new tax lawyers throughout state – Attorney Mauro Colabianchi of McLaughlin Legal, a San Diego-based firm providing tax litigation and controversy, estate planning, trust administration, tax preparer and CPA defense services for small to…Read more

Watch this short video by Kevan McLaughlin to find out more. If it comes to the issue of inadequate withholdings or inadequate estimated payments, the first conversation probably needs to be with the return preparer. That’s the person who’s giving…Read more

By Kevan McLaughlin I had the privilege of offering comments as Chair of the Taxation Section’s Tax Procedure & Litigation Committee for the California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) on the proposed regulations under IRC § 6695(g), Tax Return Preparer Due Diligence…Read more

By Mauro Colabianchi You’re not really in the clear until three years after the return is due, in most cases. So, that’s the statute of limitations that the IRS has. They have three years to assess you once you file…Read more