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WHAT IS AN IRS SUBSTITUTE FOR RETURN?

What will the IRS do if I don’t File my Tax Returns? If you don’t file your tax returns, the IRS could file a tax return for you. This is called an IRS substitute for return, or SFR. The IRS typically has three years from the date of filing to examine your return and assess...
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How Do I appeal and EDD Audit?

Appealing an EDD Audit If the EDD issues an audit assessment, you will receive information about your appeal rights. Taxpayers often ask their tax attorney, how can I appeal an EDD audit? You may draft a petition for reassessment with an independent third party, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, for a hearing before an...
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DO I HAVE AN FBAR FILING REQUIREMENT?

Many people unknowingly have an FBAR filing requirement. If you are a US taxpayer with signature authority over a foreign bank account or other financial asset with a value of over $10,000, you likely have an FBAR filing requirement. FBAR refers to FinCen form 114. What is the FBAR? The FBAR is a form that...
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The New IRS Email Scam Coming to Your Inbox

By LAURA SAUNDERS Sept. 29, 2016 6:00 a.m. ET Americans, beware: the Internal Revenue Service isn’t emailing you. Just recently, a new scam has started involving fake tax bills tied to the Affordable Care Act. In one sure sign the notices are fake, many are arriving by email – and the IRS doesn’t initiate taxpayer contact...
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THE STRUCTURE OF THE IRS

The IRS is part of the Treasury Department and is headed by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS is organized by operating divisions. There are four major operating divisions. Wage and Investment Income Division Wage and Investment Income Division (W&I): W&I covers individual taxpayers, including those who file jointly, who receive wage...
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EDD PERSONAL ASSESSMENT

What happens if my business has an EDD liability? The EDD collects payroll taxes. If a business has not paid its payroll taxes, an EDD assessment will try to collect the taxes either in a lump sum or via a monthly installment agreement based on the ability to pay of the business. The EDD will...
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EDD AUDIT PROCEDURES

What Can I expect in an EDD Audit? The California Employment Development Department, otherwise known as the EDD, is the state taxing agency that deals with employment taxes. The EDD processes state payroll tax returns and monitors tax payroll tax liabilities. The EDD also conducts audits and has a collections department to deal with and...
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