Knowing how to settle with the FTB is very important, either through its Offer in Compromise program or through a settlement of administrative civil tax matters in dispute.

Worst things you can do during an IRS audit

An IRS audit is an adversarial process, but there are several tactics to keep in mind that one should follow throughout any IRS audit.

If there is an obligation to file an IRS Form 8300 under IRC section 6050I, failure to do so carries with it significant potential civil and criminal penalties. The IRS is continuing to increase its audits for this filing obligation in its ongoing efforts to combat money laundering.

San Diego tax attorney Kevan P. McLaughlin will speak at the California Society of CPA’s 16th Annual San Diego Chapter Tax & Accounting Institute this November.  Mr. McLaughlin’s presentation will be on “Getting the Best Results from the IRS Collection…Read more

For the second year in a row, Kevan McLaughlin was selected by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine as one of San Diego’s top 5 tax attorneys. Only 92 attorneys were selected for this honor in a variety of disciplines.

San Diego tax attorney Kevan McLaughlin has been elected and will serve as the next co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Taxation Section.

Many of the San Diego County Bar Association’s educational programs are produced by various sections, including the Taxation Section. Sections produce outstanding educational programs focused on their specific topic area. These CLE programs, along with their yearly meeting, provide many opportunities for professional development and networking. Co-chairs lead the section and coordinate the programs and plans of the section and advises the Board of Directors on matters which require special knowledge held by members of the section.

San Diego tax attorney Kevan P. McLaughlin will speak at the CalCPA’s 15th Annual San Diego Chapter Tax & Accounting Institute this November. Mr. McLaughlin’s presentation will be on “Personal Liability for Trust Taxes,” and deal with issues related to the IRS’s Trust Fund Recovery Penalty under section 6672 of the Internal Revenue Code and state equivalents. This is the second year that Mr. McLaughlin has been invited to speak to the CalCPA’s San Diego Chapter Tax & Accounting Institute.

Criminal tax law and litigation is a key component in our country’s overall tax system. What most don’t know is there are multiple crimes that could potentially be violated at any one time. Common Criminal Tax Issues The common tax…Read more

San Diego tax attorney Kevan P. McLaughlin was recently recognized by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine as one of San Diego’s 75 leading attorneys.

In February the magazine listed 75 of San Diego’s leading attorneys, arranged by practice area. In the area of tax law Kevan McLaughlin was one of only 5 selected attorneys.