One of the preferred forums for litigating or resolving a federal tax dispute is the United States Tax Court. It’s an Article One court of which there are several judges of different tiers, either traditional trial judges, special judges or…Read more

See why this is so, according to our own Mauro Colabianchi. Click on the image to watch the video. The previous sales tax test before the most recent US Supreme Court case involving Wayfair was if a company had a substantial…Read more

By Anne Wenger Estate planning and divorce can get a little bit tricky depending on where you are in the process of divorce. The law stipulates what individuals can and — more importantly — cannot do to adjust estate plans.…Read more

The threats to identity theft and other things like that are not unique. IRS scammers — either personating the IRS, coming up with schemes about fraudulent refunds and such — are nothing new.  We’ve seen the alarming trend now where…Read more

– McLaughlin Legal Founder declared such by State Bar of California under the first program of its kind in the nation –   Kevan McLaughlin, Founder of McLaughlin Legal, a San Diego-based firm providing tax litigation and controversy, estate planning,…Read more

By Kevan McLaughlin All businesses should develop and maintain an adequate tax document retention policy. A myriad of reasons exists to do so, including when applying for loans or lines of credit, lease purchases and such. They can also help…Read more

The answer — yes and no. Specific behaviors do exist that the IRS and other tax authorities focus on seasonally. The due diligence conducted by tax preparers regarding Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) claims is one. Auditors tend to initiate…Read more

By Mauro P. Colabianchi Many taxpayers believe they have little recourse to dispute an audit finding. Not so. A taxpayer may appeal the auditor’s findings but must follow specific procedures. Here’s a quick outline. Appeal Timeframe:  At the conclusion of…Read more

By Anne Wenger Most people hesitate to talk about estate planning with their children or grandchildren because it brings up two of the most uncomfortable issues for many to discuss, death and money. People tend to avoid these topics as…Read more

By Mauro P. Colabianchi With the filing season for 2017 tax returns behind us, a taxpayer’s thoughts may turn to…audits. The IRS will start to flag returns for irregularities.  Those who receive audit notices would do well to respond timely.…Read more