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What to Do If You Missed Tax Deadline

You just couldn’t make it this year, and you have your respective reasons. Don’t panic, but act accordingly. The federal government provides services if you missed April 15, 2019, this year for your tax files. Here is an analysis on the U.S. structure for when missing the deadline for taxes.

If you did not request an extension to file your taxes, the tax deadline is April 15, 2019 in California. States such as Massachusetts and Maine have until April 17, 2019 — but either way, those dates have passed. If you gasped at that date, then you’re probably here wondering… what’s next?

If you requested an extension, your deadline is on October 15, 2019 to file taxes. If you did not request for an extension, neither did you file for taxes before April 15, 2019, you might consider learning and exploring a couple of options.

For beginners, you want to avoid the accruement of penalties and fees. Therefore, it is imperative to file your taxes, even if the due date has passed. The sooner you tax your files, the quicker you avoid any problematic scenarios. If you are unsure of your situation or believe that there is an outstanding case in your hands, speak with a specialist to further elaborate on your situation.

Better Late Than Never…

The good ol’ saying, “better late than never” applies to your taxes. As in the aforementioned, you really want to minimize your penalties and fees when working with the federal government. File your taxes, even if they’re past due. If you didn’t file for an extension but are owed a refund, there are no penalties for missing the deadline. However, you should still file as quick as possible, for when a return fails to be filed, generally most are allowed a three-year grace period to claim their refund before that amount is seized by the U.S. Treasury.

Though if you didn’t file for an extension and owe money, there is a possibility of being charged with the failure-to-file penalty. This may cost 5% of the total tax bill each month it goes unpaid after the deadline, up to a maximum of 2% of what you. You could be subject to the failure-to-file penalty, which could cost 5-25% of your total tax bill each month, depending how many times the penalties and fees are ignored. Furthermore unpaid bills consequently end in poor credit score or criminal prosecution under federal law. Thusly, we suggest filing as quick as possible, even if the total amount cannot be paid.

More Time to File

In some rare scenarios, the IRS provides extra time to pay debts and file taxes beyond October 15, 2019. Predominantly, the government provides this service for those in the military, military members in combat or conflict areas, and those living abroad.

If these unique cases do not apply to you and/or you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this subject, reach out to an expert for an assessment of your tax situation. You save substantial amounts of money by prioritizing your tax issues and ultimately avoiding penalties.

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Cashing Checks? You Can’t Hide From The IRS!

Check Cashing:

It is a common misconception that cashing a check is a way to hide income from the IRS. Nothing can be more false than this. Banking facilities and other check cashing business keep track of all the checks that are cashed with them. The IRS has legal authority to get this information from the banks and the check cashing facilities. If you cash a check, and you don’t report it to the Internal Revenue Service, it is within their legal boundaries to open an audit against you. The IRS opens an audit because they get suspicious as to how many checks you cashed, and how much income you tried to hide. Make sure to report all your income to the IRS, regardless of if you cashed it or just deposited. This way, you can avoid unnecessary headaches and stress.

Contact Us:

If you get Audited by the Internal Revenue Service because you cashed some checks, give our IRS lawyers a call. As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Taxes Are Due on April 15th.

Avoid Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties! Taxes Are Due on April 15th.

Filing taxes is an important part of living in the United States. If you are employed, self employed, or unemployed, you must file your taxes by April 15th. If you don’t file taxes – or file an extension – you may be penalized by the Internal Revenue Service. Filing taxes is a crucial step in living hassle free. If you skip your filings, the IRS will come after you and give you headaches that will distract you from your daily life! Instead of worrying about when are taxes due, give us a call and get them filed and over with! IRS Audit Group can help you file your taxes as soon as possible. We can even help you file extensions if you need a little more time to get your taxes together. If you contact us today, we can tell you the steps in filing your taxes, and we will make sure you bring all the necessary documents in order to make the process as easy and as efficient as possible.

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at IRSAuditGroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Tax Problems? IRS Audit Group Has You Covered.

Who We Are

We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who specialize exclusively in Tax Audit Representation with over 15 years of experience. We are not a law firm and are located in Beverly Hills, California. While our services are offered nationwide. We work with all IRS offices throughout the nation. Because the IRS is a Federal Agency, we can request your case to be transferred to our local IRS office, Located in Los Angeles, California.

IRS & State Audit Representation

Receiving a letter from the IRS or the state is stressful. Most people don’t know what to do or whom to call. Typically, the IRS agent would like to meet with you, has issued a request for your documents, while being sure they are received promptly. Contact a tax lawyer from IRS Audit Group for assistance today!

You Have The Right to Retain Representation

Our services are nationwide, and we are authorized to work with an IRS office in the country. Since the IRS is a Federal Agency, if needed, we can request that your case is transferred to our IRS office in Los Angeles, CA near our headquarters. We may represent you with any state audits.

Cost Effective For You

IRS Audit Group only charges a flat fee for our services which is determined after we have reviewed your tax information and IRS letters.

Our professional team of Tax Professionals, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents are experts and have over 15 years of experience in audit representation. We will do what it takes to get the job efficiently and effectively.

Call IRS Audit Group to Review Your Tax Information

There is a conflict of interest if your tax preparer/CPA represents you in your tax audit. While he or she wants to help you, they have their reputations and business to protect. It’s rare for him or her to admit they gave you advice that may have resulted in your return being audited.

Most tax professionals charge by the hour. The amount of time needed to handle your case can vary. An initial meeting with the IRS, for example, can last a day and your fees could reach amounts you’ve never expected. A similar fee situation may even arise while using a CPA.

Remember that tax laws are a specialized field and not all attorneys and CPAs have the background to navigate the complexities of a tax audit.

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The Business Filing Due Date is March 15!

Business Taxes:

Business Filing Due Date – March 15

Filing taxes is an important part of running a business! The filing due date for businesses differs from the dates for individuals!  The due date to file taxes for an S Corporation, LLC or a Partnership is 03-15. If you need a tax extension, the date for tax extensions is also on March 15th. IRS Audit Group will help you file your business taxes, and even your individual taxes. We can explain the tax filing processes to taxpayers and businesses owners. With a quick phone call, you can understand how filing taxes can affect your business and the importance of filing business taxes on time.  

Tips

Income Tax:

All businesses must file a yearly income tax return. Federal income tax is pay as you go. If an employee does not have money deducted from each paycheck, they may have an estimated tax.

Estimated Tax:

If a business is expected to owe a tax of $1,000 ($500 for corporations) or more when they file their return, they usually might have to make estimated tax payments. We can help you figure out what your estimated taxes are.

Self Employment Tax:

Self Employment tax is generally a social security or medicare tax for individuals who work for themselves. If your net earnings were $400 or more, you must pay self employment taxes.

Employment Tax:

If you have employees, there are certain tax related documents that you must file with the IRS.

 

IRS Audit Group

Why Choose Us:

IRS Audit Group was formed with one goal in mind – to be a one stop shop for all tax needs. We understand that many tax issues can arise for taxpayers, especially new ones! Many issues can arise with taxes, including filing taxes, getting extensions, and even help you with audit or any tax liability We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who can help you with any tax issue that you have. We understand how complicated it can be to get tax help, so we make the process as simple as possible. We explain every step of the processes with our clients, and we make sure to keep them updated as the process moves alone. We assure our clients that they can reach out to us at any time to ask questions. We make complicated processes look like a breeze.

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. IRS Audit Group will help you file your business taxes on time! Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Need Tax Services? Here’s Why You Should Choose IRS Audit Group

IRS Audit Group:

Why Choose Us:

IRS Audit Group was formed with one goal in mind – to be a one stop shop for all tax needs. We understand that many tax issues can arise for taxpayers, especially new ones! Many issues can arise with taxes, including bookkeeping, filing taxes, getting extensions, and even getting in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service.

We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who can help you with any tax issue that you have. We understand how complicated it can be to get tax help, so we make the process as simple as possible. We explain every step of the processes with our clients, and we make sure to keep them updated as the process moves alone. We assure our clients that they can reach out to us at any time to ask questions. We make complicated processes look like a breeze

What We Do:

Tax Audit Representation

The IRS may audit anybody at anytime they please. Going through an audit without a professional is a risky process. The IRS is trying to take money from people – remember that. If the IRS realizes that a taxpayer is going through the audit process without proper representation, they will definitely take advantage of the taxpayer. The team at IRS Audit Group can represent audited taxpayers and walk them through every step of the process.

State Audit Representation

The IRS is not the only agency that can audit a taxpayer. States can also audit taxpayers for their share of taxes. Agencies such as the California State Tax Audit and the Board of Equalization can also inquire about the taxes you filed. Like the IRS, state tax agencies can also take advantage of unrepresented taxpayers. Trust IRS Audit Group to give you the taxpayer representation that you deserve against the state!

Other Services

Other than Audit Representation services, IRS Audit Group can provide taxpayers with a bevy of tax related services. These services include –
• Individual Income Taxes
• Business Income Taxes
• Offshore Accounts and Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
• Tax Penalties
• Employment Taxes
• Estate and Gift Taxes
• Payroll Taxes (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)
• Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Why It’s Not Smart To Get A Big Refund Every Year

IRS Tax Refunds

Why It’s Not Smart To Get A Big Refund Every Year:

The Government:

The government collects taxes from taxpayers at a rate that is affected by multiple things. Your withholdings and your income can affect your withheld taxes. The annual tax return is the money the IRS gives back to you after they have counted all your taxes. This essentially means they are giving you back the money they were never supposed to take in the first place. A big tax refund sounds good, but it’s not. A big tax return means that the IRS has taken more money from you than they were supposed to take!

How To Avoid This:

There are many ways to avoid the IRS taking too much money from you. The first tip we would give you is review your withholdings. There are many things that can be considered withholdings, including your home, the investments you’ve made, or life changing events. If you own a home, you can claim your mortgage interest and property tax deductions! If you own an investment property, you can claim the expenses the property has costed you. Big life events, such as a divorce or a new child can also affect your tax information. Every taxpayer is different! Call us for a free consultation with a IRS lawyer. If you can’t do either of these things, then consider the tax return a savings plan. Put all that money into savings, and act like the IRS took it for good. If you need any more help with your tax returns, call IRS Audit Group at 888-300-6670 today!

IRS Audit Group:

What To Do?

The low tax returns are some of the benefits that are coming into effect as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is the biggest piece of tax legislation in the past thirty years, and as a result, it’s important to understand how they may affect you during the 2019 filing season. We can help you with all your taxpayer needs, including figuring out your tax return information, or any other questions about IRS or taxpayer procedures.

Contact Us:

Contact us today for help with any IRS related issue, including your tax return.  and much more. Contact us at 1 (888) 300-6670 to get in touch with one of our friendly team members who can answer all of your questions. You can visit us at IRSAuditGroup.com or email us at info@irs-audit-group.com

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How to Avoid Problems with the IRS

Although being audited is unlikely, it can still happen and you do not want to be one of them. Sometimes the IRS audits at random but on other occasions it is because they have spotted an inconsistency in your returns. To avoid this and lower your chances of getting into trouble with the IRS, be mindful of these tips.

 

  • Report all income – Be sure that ALL your income is reported, not just the money you have made from your job or employer. Any money you have acquired needs to be reported on your forms.
  • Hire an Accountant – We are happy to help and are able to field all your questions while also making sure that all of your income and deductions are reported properly. The less error, the less chance of being audited.
  • Do not round your figures – Perfect numbers where you have spent exactly $200 or have earned exactly $50,000 catch the IRS attention since it is highly unlikely that this is the case. Be sure to document down to the penny of how much you spent or made.
  • Check your math – This is super important since simple math mistakes can throw off all your numbers. Check your math and be sure that everything is added and subtracted as it should be and that your figures make sense.
  • Back up Deductions – It is important to make sure that all of your deductions have appropriate support in order to prove that the deductions are actually valid. This includes receipts, odd figures and low income catch the IRS eyes.
  • File on Time – Filing late is a red flag, amended tax returns go through a screening process and tend to be audited more often than returns that are filed on time.
  • Document Alimony Payments – Alimony payments are considered taxable but are considered deductible if certain expectations apply. To get the entire list, check the IRS website.
  • Be Careful when Claiming Business Use of a Vehicle – Chances are you do not use your vehicle only for business purposes, unless you have a separate vehicle all together. When you use it as a deduction be sure you have proper documentation that proves that the vehicle was used solely for business purposes.  
  • Be Thorough and Meticulous – Check all of your documents and returns to ensure that they are as accurate as possible. All numbers should be accurate and make sense, as well as deductions. Be sure that ALL income is reported and any money you acquired is accounted for. The less mistakes the better.

 

Need Assistance?

We are a team of Tax Attorneys, CPA’s and Enrolled Agents with over 15 years of experience in Tax Audit Representation. Erez Solomon, our CEO, is a lawyer license to practice in Israel and has a background of international taxation and tax law. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

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How to Prepare for Tax Season

Tax season is rapidly approaching, and you, like many other taxpayers are busy making a living and overwhelmed by having to report how much you’ve earned. At IRS Audit Group, we wish to make the entire process easier and are even going a step further by delivering a post that will cover all the steps you should take to properly prepare for tax season. It is never too early to prepare and the earlier the do, the easier tax season will be.

Gather personal documents and last year’s documentation This will make doing your taxes a lot easier by having everything in one place before you even start. Some of this documentation includes your social security card, or the number, or a tax ID card. Also, your driver’s license or some of other valid ID is necessary when coming to your appointment. Be sure to bring your spouse’s information as well. Next, make sure to have last years returns, both for you and your spouse if applicable. If you have dependents that you plan to claim you will need some documentation for them as well. This may be their social security numbers, dates of birth, child care payment records, Form 8832 (which is the non-custodial parent saying they will not claim the dependents), any alimony payments, and death certificates.

Tracking your Income This occurs in many forms depending on employment. If you are employed, your W-2 will have all your income documented. If you are unemployed then Form 1099- G is used where all benefits must be reported. Form 1099 is for freelance work and misc income. Other income forms and what they are needed for can be found on the IRS website. While you are at your appointment we will discuss any deductions that can be made so please come prepared with a few in mind and proof of those deductions.

Have Financial Info Ready Knowing your account numbers is necessary in order to have your refund deposited. This can either be found on mobile banking sites and apps or your checkbook.

Prepare some Questions If you are unsure of anything or still are wondering how to best prepare for tax season, give us a call. We are here and happy to help. Offering a variety of tax services, it is our goal to take the stress of taxes away and make it as easy as possible. If you have been audited, it can be intimidating, however our professionals are here to guide you and clear up the process.

Need Help? We have a variety of options for you to get in touch. You can either call, live chat, or email us and one of our certified tax professionals will respond as soon as possible. We are eager to help and can assure you that speaking with one of our tax professionals, whether that be a CPA, Enrolled Agent, or Tax Attorney, will give you the answers you have needed. Also, we are proud to offer a free tax consultation regarding your IRS or state audit, call now!

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2019 Tax Season: Ensuring You Get Your Refund the Fastest

The Start of Tax Season

Tax season officially begins on January 28th, 2019. As we’ve covered previously, despite not having started yet, it’s already turning out to be a very interesting tax season given all of the new reforms taking effect this, the new universal 1040 form, as well as the ongoing government shutdown. Fortunately, the IRS has answered, at least partially, the question everyone has been asking by letting taxpayers know that even with all of the craziness, refunds will be sent out on time.

 

Getting Your Tax Refund

Many taxpayers want to know what they can do to ensure they receive their refund as fast as possible. Though the IRS has said that most refunds are sent out within 21 days, some taxpayers have reported getting their refunds even faster. Below, our experts at IRS Audit Group suggest a few things taxpayers can do to ensure that they receive their refunds as fast as possible. The general rule of thumb is the sooner you file your taxes after the start of tax season, the sooner you will receive your refund. That said, there are many other factors you should also consider.

 

E-File Taxes Instead of Filing Paper

The IRS has repeatedly stated that they prefer taxpayers use the e-file feature instead of filing by paper. The IRS is able to process returns that have been e-filed compared to filing by paper, which they have to process manually. Especially considering the reduced staff that the IRS is operating with as a result of the government shutdown, these paper returns will take even longer to process than they usually do (typically about four weeks).

 

Opt for Direct Deposit

Another way of ensuring that there’s no delay in receiving your refund is by opting for the direct deposit option. Papers checks take longer to create, and in addition, mail out. If there are any mistakes in your direct deposit information, the IRS will automatically mail you a paper check.

 

Check for Superficial Mistakes

Finally, while it may obvious, we cannot overstate the importance of making sure there are no silly mistakes or errors when you are filing. Even the smallest mistake can get your returns flagged. As a result, not only will they delay receiving your refund significantly, but in addition, may even result in an audit.

 

Tax Refunds for Those Who Claim EITC or ACTC

In concluding this article, we’d like to mention that if you claim the earned-income tax credit or the additional child tax credit, you’ll most likely receive your refund beginning in late-February. Due to regulations, the IRS must wait until mid-February to issue refunds to those who claim either of these credits. Despite this, it’s still extremely important to follow the tips above the avoid waiting even longer.  

 

The simple measures that we’ve covered above can help make sure that you receive your refund quickly and without an issue. If you follow all of the steps above, but still don’t receive your refund a month (at the latest) after filing, there may be an issue with your returns. If you ever receive a notice from the IRS, let our trusted tax professionals at IRS Audit Group help you out. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with the IRS and helping our clients reach successful resolutions, and we offer a free initial consultation. For more information or if you have any questions, please call us at 1-888-300-6670.

 

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