Posted on November 20, 2012
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings just came out with it's rating of me. I have been honored with an "AV Preeminent" rating which is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her...
Posted on August 13, 2012
These questions and answers provide information to registered domestic partners (including same-sex and opposite-sex registered domestic partners) and same-sex spouses who are subject to their state?s community property laws like those in California.
Posted on July 17, 2012
The IRS "Data Book" for the most recent period ending September 30, 2011 is available online at this link. In that Book is information about the following: List of Statistical Tables Statistical Tables Data Sources, by Subject Area and Table...
Posted on July 02, 2012
When beginning a business in California, you must decide what form of business structure to create. For federal tax reporting purposes, your form of business determines which income tax return form you have to file with the IRS. The most...
Posted on June 18, 2012
Advice from a tax attorney to your tax lawyer on how to stop the IRS from seizing your property, filing a tax lien, levying your bank account and wages, and harassing you at work.
Posted on May 30, 2012
Major trends affecting the IRS: (1) Increasing complexity of tax administration (2) Growing human capital challenges (3) Explosion in electronic data, online interactions, and related security risks (4) Accelerating globalization (5) Expanding role of tax practitioners and other third parties in the tax system (6) Accelerating change in business models
Posted on May 23, 2012
The Offer in Compromise (OIC) program that gives some of the most financially distressed taxpayers a chance to clear up their tax problems and in many cases do so more quickly than in the past is now more flexible. The purpose is to assist taxpayers who have faced the most difficult financial hardships.
Posted on May 18, 2012
Withdrawals to pay education expenses from your employer's retirement plan before you turn age 59 1/2 are NOT subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty. Withdrawals for the same reason before age 59 1/2 ARE subject to the 10% additional...
Posted on April 09, 2012
Making use of the U.S. Tax Court is sometimes the best option to fix your tax problem. Tax disputes of all types is the Court's expertise. Getting a fair and impartial judgment from the Tax Court is what you can expect.
Posted on March 09, 2012
Is the employee leasing company or its client liable for unpaid Federal employment taxes arising with respect to wages paid to the client?s workers? The new budget proposal recently submitted addresses this question.
Posted on February 24, 2012
Among a California notary public?s various roles, one is to serve as an officer that authenticates the signing of important legal documents. A notary is simply an impartial witness to the taking of acknowledgements and/or affidavits, the signing of documents...
Posted on February 21, 2012
There has been continued and growing uncertainty about the correct classification of some workers. The new federal budget proposal permits the IRS to require prospective reclassification of workers who are currently misclassified and whose reclassification has been prohibited under current law...
Posted on February 07, 2012
Recovering your attorney's fees in actions against the IRS. In enacting Internal Revenue Code Section 7430, Congress intended "to deter abusive actions or overreaching by the [IRS] and to enable taxpayers to vindicate their rights regardless of their economic circumstances...