Category: Common Tax Problems

Sean McMahon Discusses Tax Trends and Challenges in Interview with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

In a recent interview with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly In House Counsel, D. Sean McMahon discusses trends in tax law, challenges to the legal profession and how McMahon & Associates assists taxpayers.

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IRS Appeals Office to Conduct In-person Conferences Again

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will once again conduct in-person conferences for field office appeals if requested by a taxpayer.

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Sean McMahon, Eric Rietveld and Elissa Sneider Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

Sean McMahon has been named to the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the tax area. He has been named to the list since 2013.

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Sean McMahon to Speak on IRS Collections Panel at Tax Controversy Conference

Tax attorney D. Sean McMahon is speaking on the “Collection: New IRS Techniques and Key Taxpayer Strategies” panel December 7, 2017 at the the 2017 ABA 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 7th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy.

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IRS Issues “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the conclusion of its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The annual list highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers need to guard against ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes.

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Collection Agencies to Begin Collecting Old Tax Debts for IRS

Starting in the Spring of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will use four private debt collection companies to recover old tax debts. Congress authorized the use of private collection agencies in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

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New IRS Fast Track Mediation Collection Program

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a new fast track medication program to resolve some offer-in-compromise (OIC) and trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) disputes. The expedited process, SB/SE Fast Track Mediation–Collection (FTMC), will be heard by an Office of Appeals mediator.

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Lavish Holiday Shopping May Get You into Trouble with the IRS

Your lavish spending on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holidays could land you in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Extravagant purchases may indicate to the IRS that you have not fully reported all of your income on your tax returns.

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Warning – Scam Phone Calls Claiming to be the IRS

Have you received a threatening phone call claiming to be the IRS? The Internal Revenue Service has repeated its warning about phone scams demanding payment from taxpayers. 

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IRS Collection Dispute – McMahon & Associates Video Series

Anyone involved in an IRS collection dispute understands how worrisome, disruptive and embarrassing a tax levy or lien can be. The numerous defenses and relief procedures available in tax collection disputes are as complex as any section of the Internal Revenue Code.

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