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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (July 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: 3 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid 6 Summertime Uses For This Tax-Favored Savings Account Understanding How Taxpayers May Appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals This Crazy Map Shows You How Complicated The Tax Code Has

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Understanding How Taxpayers May Appeal to the IRS Office of Appeals

IRS has an Office of Appeals (OOA) that operates as an “independent” organization within the IRS. The goal of the OOA is to help Taxpayers resolve their tax disputes through an informal, administrative process, and through weighting IRS’ risks of litigation. The OOA aims to resolve tax controversies “without litigation” avoiding expensive and time-consuming court proceedings.

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Crabb Tax Services Newsletter (June 2019)

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE: Optimizing Residential Real Estate Deductions Tax Court Approves IRS Denial of Installment Plan Request The Marriage Tax Penalty, Post-TCJA 3 Great New Tax Videos! IRS TAX TIP: Here’s What Taxpayers Should Know Before Visiting an IRS

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Recovering Fees From the IRS

Although some are unaware of the fact, taxpayers can recover fees and costs from the government if the IRS has taken an unreasonable position against them. The IRS may be responsible for fees due to unreasonable positions that it took during audit, on appeal, in connection with a refund claim or collection matter, or as related to a summons.

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The Marriage Tax Penalty, Post-TCJA

The law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) addressed the individual tax rate bracket structure’s previous contribution to a marriage tax penalty by equalizing married filing jointly tax amounts with those of two single individuals combined (each with half the amount of taxable income of the joint filers), up to the bottom threshold of the highest tax bracket.

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Tax Court Approves IRS Denial of Installment Plan Request

The IRS has shown increasing willingness to work out installment agreements with individuals and business entities that could not meet their tax obligations. But that doesn’t mean you can shirk your current responsibilities. Accordingly, in a new case, Coastal Luxury Management,

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Optimizing Residential Real Estate Deductions

The tax deduction rules for residential landlords have changed dramatically in recent years, with the release of the final tangible property regulations in 2013 (T.D. 9636) and the creation of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction under Sec. 199A by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97. Landlords are now much more likely than before to be able to deduct most of their current expenditures.

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