Category: IRS

IRS to End Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 13, 2018 that it will be ending the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on September 28, 2018. If you have an undisclosed foreign bank account, contact McMahon & Associates to learn how to come into compliance with the IRS.

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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 Wins Captive Insurance Tax Case

In August 2017, the U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a case involving a microcaptive insurance company, Avrahami v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. No. 7 (2017), providing clear direction to the IRS to pursue additional cases.

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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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McMahon & Associates’ Client Wins Appeal in Tax Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in favor of McMahon & Associates’ client, Robyn Baker, in a tax dispute involving the division of assets in a divorce. The case is United States v. Scott G. Baker, Robyn Baker.

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Companies near the IRS face a higher risk of audit

Public companies located closer to IRS offices are more likely to face an audit, and those companies also engaged in greater tax avoidance, according to a recent study.

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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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