– 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

While the IRS will almost always get the taxes owed, there are ways in which businesses can request abatement from penalties. Discovering whether an organization qualifies for an IRS penalty abatement takes a skilled legal practitioner to uncover and quickly…Read more

They could mean big savings for your company if you do. Video by Kevan McLaughlin There are the normal things to consider, including year-end planning and pre-planning for the next year. One key item is determining if your company is…Read more

By Anne Wenger When you don’t have any documents in place, your estate will most likely have to go through the Probate Court, particularly if you’ve got any kind of real property assets and/or assets that are in excess of…Read more

The US Tax Court is unique in that other than being Washington, DC doesn’t have permanent seats anywhere, meaning that the tax court judges ride the circuit and travel the country. They will determine what calendar sessions in which city…Read more

By Mauro Colabianchi Click on the image to watch the video. I’ve seen this question asked a lot in the context of tax preparers or tax preparation software where they’ll offer additional tax audit guidance in case of an audit.…Read more

Vacation travel is always something folks look forward to doing. While no one ever wants bad things to occur, it’s always a good idea to plan for them. That includes, believe it or not, reviewing your estate plan so if,…Read more