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Michael Sullivan is Former Award Winning IRS Agent and Teaching Instructor with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Sullivan worked in the local, district and regional offices of the IRS. Mr. Sullivan has been in private practice since 1982 and is a tax expert in the field of Federal and State Tax Resolution. Connect with Michael Sullivan on Google+

Dealing With IRS Tax Debt + Your Available Options + Former IRS Speaks

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      There are different Solutions to resolve Back IRS Problems if you owe back taxes, Since 1982, Former IRS Agents who Know the System.   Our firm will review with you the various options to help, get rid of, relieve or eliminate you of your current IRS tax debt in obligation.There are multiple solutions. We will walk through all the programs to see what programs you qualify. Since 1982, Former IRS. We are an affordable professional tax firm that can offer you a free initial tax consultation and walk you through the process if you have a back balance due the Internal Revenue Service. If you have balance due on back taxes and are looking to set up a payment agreement, file firm offer in compromise to settle your back tax debt or you need to file back tax returns call us today for a free initial tax consultation. We have over 95 years of direct IRS work experience. FST IRS Experience: We have worked out of the local, district, and regional tax offices of the Internal Revenue … Continue reading

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Different Ways to STOP Your IRS Tax Problems + Ft.Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach

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  There are different Ways to Solve Back IRS Problems if you owe back taxes, Since 1982, Former IRS Agents who Know the System. Get Free Advice.   We will review with you the various options to help, get rid of, relieve or eliminate you of your current IRS tax debt in obligation. We will walk through all the programs to see what programs you qualify. Since 1982, Former IRS. We are an affordable professional tax firm that can offer you a free initial tax consultation and walk you through the process if you have a back balance due the Internal Revenue Service. If you have balance due on back taxes and are looking to set up a payment agreement, file firm offer in compromise to settle your back tax debt or you need to file back tax returns call us today for a free initial tax consultation. We are an affordable IRS settlement tax firm. It only takes one free Tax Consult. We have over 95 years of direct IRS work experience. FST IRS Experience: We have worked out … Continue reading

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Itemize or Taking the Standard Deduction + What You Need to Know

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  Itemize or Choose the Standard Deduction   Most taxpayers claim the standard deduction when they file their federal tax return. However, some filers may be able to lower their tax bill by itemizing. Find out which way saves the most money by figuring taxes both ways.   Tips to help taxpayers decide:   1. Use IRS Free File. Most taxpayers qualify to use free, brand-name software to prepare and file their federal tax returns electronically. IRS Free File is the easiest way to file. Free File software helps taxpayers determine if they should itemize. It files the right tax forms based on the answers the taxpayer provides. Free File software does the math and allows the user to e-file the tax return – for free. Taxpayers can check on other e-file options if they can’t use Free File. 2. Figure Your Itemized Deductions. Taxpayers need to add up deductible expenses they paid during the year. These may include expenses such as: • Home mortgage interest • State and local income taxes or sales taxes (but not both) • Real … Continue reading

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Capital Gains and Losses + What You Need To Know + Former IRS

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  Capital Gains and Losses –  Helpful Facts to Know   When a person sells a capital asset, the sale normally results in a capital gain or loss. A capital asset includes inherited property or property someone owns for personal use or as an investment. Here are Facts that taxpayers should know about capital gains and losses: 1. Capital Assets. Capital assets include property such as a home or a car. It also includes investment property, like stocks and bonds. 2. Gains and Losses. A capital gain or loss is the difference between the basis and the amount the seller gets when they sell an asset. The basis is usually what the seller paid for the asset. For details about inherited property, see IRS Publication 544, IRS Publication 550 and IRS Publication 551. 3. Net Investment Income Tax. Taxpayers must include all capital gains in their income. Capital gains may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax if the taxpayer’s income is above certain amounts. The rate of this tax is 3.8 percent. For details, visit IRS.gov. 4. Deductible … Continue reading

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Learn Signs of Identity Theft + What You Need to Know

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    Learn Signs of Identity Theft No matter how careful you are, identity thieves may be able to steal your personal information. If this happens, thieves try to turn that data quickly into cash by filing fraudulent tax returns. The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry ask for your help in their effort to combat identity theft and fraudulent returns. Working in partnership with you, we can make a difference. That’s why we launched a public awareness campaign called “Taxes. Security. Together.” We’ve also started a new series of security awareness tips that can help protect you from cybercriminals.   Here are a few signs that you may be a victim of tax-related identity theft: 1. Your attempt to file your tax return electronically is rejected. You get a message saying a return with a duplicate Social Security number has been filed. First, check to make sure you did not transpose any numbers. Also, make sure one of your dependents, for example, your college-age child, did not file a tax return and claim themselves. If your … Continue reading

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Child Tax Credit + Reduce Your Tax Debt +What You Need To Know

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Five Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit The Child Tax Credit is a tax credit that may save taxpayers up to $1,000 for each eligible qualifying child. Taxpayers should make sure they qualify before they claim it. Here are five facts from the IRS on the Child Tax Credit:   1. Qualifications. For the Child Tax Credit, a qualifying child must pass several tests: • Age. The child must have been under age 17 on Dec. 31, 2016. • Relationship. The child must be the taxpayer’s son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother or half-sister. The child may be a descendant of any of these individuals. A qualifying child could also include grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Taxpayers would always treat an adopted child as their own child. An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with them for legal adoption. • Support. The child must have not provided more than half of their own support for the year. • Dependent. The child must be a dependent that a taxpayer claims on their federal tax return. … Continue reading

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New IRS Scams 2017 + What You Need To Know + Important

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  Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving: 1.Targeting Schools, 2.Restaurants, 3.Hospitals, 4.Tribal Groups and Others   The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. In a related development, the W-2 scammers are coupling their efforts to steal employee W-2 information with an older scheme on wire transfers that is victimizing some organizations twice. “This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time. It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraudulent tax returns. We need everyone’s help to turn the tide against this scheme,’’ said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. When employers report W-2 thefts immediately to the IRS, the agency can take steps to help protect employees from tax-related identity theft. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, working together as the Security … Continue reading

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Fresh Start Tax LLC + Review + See BBB A+ Rating

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  Original Review:   My initial problem lies in a potential IRS tax lien in the total amount of $33,000. I had no idea that I would ever have this kind of problem and after some thought decided that I was going to need professional help. I tend to be procrastinator and had put this off for some time so that when I finally emailed Fresh Start Tax I had put it off until it was almost too late. I was contacted by at the beginning of October of 2016 by Fresh Start Tax and at that time the IRS was leaving me with little time to get things fixed. The people at Fresh Start Tax were positive that they could help me get things straightened out. Although I was really short on funds they were great about working with me to get things done without costing more than I could afford. They even offered me payment options that I never would have thought this kind of a company would have offered. Within one months time they were able to … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Correct IRS Filing Status + What You Need to Know

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  Choosing the Correct IRS Filing Status   When taxpayers file their tax return, it’s important they use the right filing status because it can affect the amount of tax they owe for the year. It may even determine if they must file a tax return at all. Taxpayers should keep in mind that their marital status on Dec. 31 is their status for the whole year. Sometimes more than one filing status may apply to taxpayers. When that happens, taxpayers should choose the one that allows them to pay the least amount of tax. When filing their tax return, taxpayers have IRS e-file as the easiest and most accurate way to file. Its tax software helps them choose the right filing status. Most people can use tax software and e-file for free with IRS Free File. This is a free service only available on the IRS website. Visit IRS.gov and click “Free File” on the home page. Here’s a list of the five filing statuses: 1. Single. Normally this status is for taxpayers who aren’t married, or who are … Continue reading

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IRS Exemptions and IRS Dependents Can Reduce Taxable Income + What you Need To Know

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  Exemptions and Dependents Can Reduce Taxable Income   Most taxpayers can claim an exemption for themselves and reduce their taxable income on their tax return. They may also be able to claim an exemption for each of their dependents. Each exemption normally allows them to deduct $4,050 on their 2016 tax return. Here are  key points to keep in mind on dependents and exemptions: 1. Personal Exemptions. Taxpayers can usually claim exemptions for themselves and their spouses on a jointly filed tax return. For married taxpayers filing separate returns, an exemption can only be claimed for a spouse if that spouse: • Had no gross income, • Is not filing a tax return, and • Was not the dependent of another taxpayer. 2. Exemptions for Dependents. A dependent is either a child or a relative who meets a set of tests. Taxpayers can normally claim dependents as exemptions. List a Social Security number for each dependent. For more on these rules, see IRS Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information. 3. No Exemption on Dependent’s Return. If a … Continue reading

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