Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Is the IRS Auditing the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

IRS Form 9297: How to Respond?

What is a Dual Determination?

What You Need to Know About the IRS Corona Virus (Covid-19) Relief (as of 3/31/2020)

IRS National Standards

What Is an IRS Tax Assessment?

What is Audit Reconsideration?

Can I Request Audit Reconsideration for an Employment/Payroll Tax Audit? 

What is Foregone Interest? Definition and examples.

When Will the IRS Waive Penalties?

What Is a Federal IRS Tax Lien?

When Can the IRS Levy or Garnish?

Can The IRS Levy or Garnish My Bank Accounts?

How Long Does the IRS Have to Collect? What Actions Extend the IRS’s Time to Collect?

Does the IRS Have Discretion to Apply Lower FBAR Penalties?

Can I Net Gambling Winnings with Gambling Losses On My Tax Return?

Does Filing an Amended Tax Return Extend the IRS Statute of Limitations to Audit or Assess?

What Is An IRS Jeopardy Levy?

Does the Full Payment Rule in District Court Tax Refund Suits Include Tax, Penalties, and Interest?

How Long Do You Have to File a Complaint in District Court Once a Refund Claim is Rejected by the IRS?

How Long Do You Have to File a California Franchise Tax Board Income Tax Refund Suit?

Should I Use My CPA, Return Preparer or Tax Planner to Represent Me in an Audit or in Tax Court?

When Can I take Casualty Theft Losses On My Tax Return?

When Are Legal Fees Deductible as Employee Business Expenses?

What Do I Do If I Receive a Letter 5101?

Where Can I File A Quiet Title Action to Remove a Federal Tax Lien?

What If the Escrow Company Found Someone Else’s Tax Lien (e.g., a nominee or alter ego lien) is Attached to My Property?

Who is the CDTFA and What Happened to the BOE?

Can I Get a Face to Face Meeting With the IRS in a Collection Due Process Hearing?

Does Res Judicata Apply to Stipulated Tax Court Decisions?

Can I Use Homestead to Protect My Property From the IRS?

When Can a Court Use Its Discretion to Decline Foreclosure of Property Subject to a Federal Tax Lien?

Can I Be Personally Liable for an Estate, Trust, or Conservatee’s Taxes?

Can I Enforce a Money Judgment or Judgment Lien Against a California Conservatorship?

How Can I Subpoena an IRS Official in a State Court Action?

What Are the General Rules Applicable to Federal Interpleader Actions Involving Federal Tax Liens?

Can I Get Costs and Fees for Filing a Federal Tax Lien Interpleader Action?

What Does it Mean for a Lien to be “Choate?”

Can an Unrecorded Deed Defeat an IRS Federal Tax Lien in California?

What Is the Standard for Admission of Evidence in a Hearing on Revocation of Probation or Supervised Release?

What Are the Relief Procedures for the Expatriation Tax?

Can I be held responsible by the CDTFA for the unpaid sales tax of my employer’s company or of the company I own?

Can an employer avoid the IRS’s proposed imposition of the penalty for “intentional disregrard” of the Form W-2 filing requirements?

What Laws Require Employers to Issue Form W-2 for a California Employee?

Can the IRS request or summons medical records protected by HIPAA?

Will the US Tax Court Stay Proceedings If There Is a Potential Criminal Case Pending?

Is Debt Forgiveness from an IRS Offer in Compromise or Bankruptcy a Taxable Event?

FAQ’s for Prospective Tax LLM Students

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