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IRS scam

Summertime Is The Season For A New Crop Of Scams

Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation, but beware. I’ve written in this month’s blog about document […]

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hurricane season

It’s Hurricane Season. Be Prepared.

Hurricane season has officially begun. We have just entered into hurricane season and, as always, this time represents […]

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divorce

Divorce And Taxes Just Got Uglier

Divorce is typically messy, painful and downright ugly. Taxes are no day at the beach either. And, if […]

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tax notice

Tax Notice Season Is Here

Well, we made it through the 2018 Tax Season. At least those who filed did. But there are […]

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tax debt

3 Quick Tips For Dealing With Outstanding Tax Debt

The deadline for filing your 2018 federal tax return has passed. I know you know that. You’re probably […]

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underpayment penalty

This Year Many Taxpayers Will Get Underpayment Penalty Relief

What is an underpayment penalty? If you’ve never heard of it before, you’ll be hearing about it a […]

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Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation Isn’t A Game, So Beware Those Who Make It Seem Like Play

Fun and tax preparation aren’t often paired together. I recently read an industry article that began like this, […]

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tax questions

No Flabbergasting Tax Questions

I’ve been doing taxes for a wide range of individual and business clients for many years. I often […]

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Refund Loan

Beware Refund Anticipation Loans

This year, perhaps more than any other, many taxpayers are going to be tempted to apply for a […]

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phone scam

Surprise! Scammers Tried To Cash In On The Shutdown

The longest government shutdown in history is certainly wreaking havoc with taxpayers. However it was a big fat […]

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tax refund

A Reversal Of Fortunes – The IRS Gets To Send Refunds During Shutdown

Taxpayers will be relieved to know that the White House has given the IRS the green light to […]

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government shutdown

Despite Shutdown, If You Owe The IRS, Pay Up. If They Owe You, Forget About It.

Here we are going full steam ahead into tax season as a partial government shutdown passes its two-week […]

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tax prep

Year-End Tax Prep Tips

It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about getting your ducks in order for tax […]

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IRS Instagram

Socially Taxing

Well, believe it or not, the IRS now has an Instagram account! The IRS! The once big, scary […]

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taxes

Ex-IRS Special Agent And Other Taxpayers And Preparers In IRS Hot Water

We are winding up the year and getting ready to head into yet another tax filing season. Unless […]

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tax filing

Getting Ready For The 2018 Tax Filing Season

With Thanksgiving upon us, and the entire nation digging deep into their individual lives for the many things […]

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Mega Millions

$1.6 Billion MegaMillion Pot Equals Amount Identity Thieves Stole From IRS

Some lucky person won the same amount of money that a slew of cyber criminals stole from the […]

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business expenses

Hot Dogs, Yes. Baseball Game, No.

The IRS has finally clarified the treatment of certain business-related expenses that caused confusion as part of last […]

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garnish wages

When The IRS Threatens To Garnish Or Levy Belongings

The IRS is not a government agency you want to ignore if they contact you officially by mail. […]

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tax lien

When The IRS Has A Lien On You Lean On Me

If the IRS has sent you a lien notice, you cannot deny that you have serious tax issues. […]

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charity scam

Criminals Are Counting On Your Compassion To Steal From You For A Worthy Cause

Boy, do I miss the good ole days before cyberscammery began! (I know I made up that word, […]

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tax fraud

Criminal Steals Millions From U.S. Taxpayers Who Then Pay To Feed And House Him

Tax fraud is big business and always a cause for concern to the IRS and the American taxpayers […]

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cryptocurrency

If You’ve Been Playing In Cryptocurrencies Playtime Is Over

For those of you who have been drawn into the cryptocurrency craze, it’s probably been a wild, wildly […]

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International Travel Plans Could Be Interrupted By The IRS

Imagine if you planned a trip to Europe, got to the airport and were told upon presenting your […]

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hurricane scam

Brace Yourself – Hurricanes Stir Up A Storm Of Disastrous Scams

We’ve just entered the hurricane season. In this part of the country, everyone stays on high alert listening […]

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sin tax

States That Tax What Are Considered “Sinful” Activities

If you enjoy drinking, smoking – either regular tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or marijuana – or if you enjoy […]

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Overseas Assets

No More Hide ‘N Seek For Taxpayers Overseas Assets

As most taxpayers who work with Taxation Solutions know, we typically work with the underdogs, those people who […]

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tax changes

Out With The Old In With The Changes For Next Tax Season

We are now finished with the 2017 tax filing season. With the end of this season we also […]

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taxpayer rights

Know Your Taxpayer Rights

Every American taxpayer has rights. Do you know what those rights are? More than half of U.S. taxpayers […]

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tax scams

Curiosity Kills The Cat And Scams The Curious

I have written frequently about the multitude of tax scams. And once again, the scammers have found a […]

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tax filing

No Matter How Long It’s Been Since You’ve Filed Your Taxes You’re Not Alone

We are in the midst of the 2017 tax filing season. Yet there are many people who are […]

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parents as dependents

Claiming Parents As Dependents On Income Taxes

As more and more Baby Boomers are caring for elderly parents, the question often arises: “Can I claim […]

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IRS scam

An Unexpected Refund From The IRS Spells S-C-A-M

If you happen to notice an automatic deposit made in your bank account from the IRS or you […]

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cryptocurrency

Don’t Let Cryptocurrency Crimp Your Relationship With The IRS

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are becoming more popular as a form of payment and as investment. However, there […]

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tax brackets

How Soon You’ll See The Results Of The New Tax Brackets

If you’re an American taxpayer who gets a paycheck, I imagine you’re pretty anxious to see how the […]

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Tax Law

The New Tax Law And What It Means Immediately For Most Taxpayers

U.S. Air Force photo/Janet Taylor-Birkey/Public Domain Well here we are in a brand new year, with a new […]

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virtual currency

IRS Warns About Hotmail Scam And Potential Virtual Currency Taxation

As we barrel toward the end of the year and shoot headlong into tax season, the IRS has […]

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holiday shopping

Avoid Holiday Shopping Ho-Ho-Hoaxes

It’s bad enough that scam artists try to steal money from you by misrepresenting themselves as IRS agents. […]

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fraud

November Ushers In The Holidays And Fraud Awareness Reminders

This year fraud awareness week was from November 12 – 18. This reminder comes at a timely moment […]

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2017 tax returns

IRS Has Not Yet Released Date For Accepting 2017 Tax Returns

Apparently a whole lot of taxpayers are anxious to get their taxes in to the IRS. I’ve never […]

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Equifax Breach

How To Find Out If You Were Affected In The Equifax Breach

The recent Equifax breach affects over 143 million American taxpayers. As you might imagine, this could wreak havoc […]

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Disaster Losses

Are You Eligible For Tax Benefits For Disaster Casualty Losses?

Lt. Zachary West/Public Domain We have had quite a hurricane season so far. U.S. taxpayers in three states […]

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Hurricane Harvey

If Harvey Washed Away Years of Unfiled Tax Return Info

Photo by Texas Army National Guard Lt. Zachary West/ Public Domain Hurricane Harvey has been devastating for many […]

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Hurricane Harvey

IRS Has A Heart For Hurricane Harvey Victims

By U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons With a major portion […]

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IRS audit

What To Do When You Get An IRS Audit Letter

Summer is typically when the IRS sends out notices and audit letters, so if you’ve received one, remember, […]

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tax

An End Of Summer Troubling Tax Tidbit

Summer is swiftly coming to an end. It’s time to think about getting the kids back to school. […]

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disaster losses

Tax Tips For Deducting Disaster Related Losses

Along with the fun of summer also comes the dread of potential natural disasters. Summer time is the […]

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selling home

Selling Your Home May Not Be A Taxing Event

Spring and summer in some areas of the country are prime times to sell a home. In warmer […]

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tax records

With Tax Records, When In Doubt, Keep It

You’ve probably heard the expression, “when in doubt, toss it out.” That applies to just about everything except […]

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tax filing

Helping Taxpayers Overcome The Fear of Filing

Every American who files and pays federal taxes rarely thinks about taxes this time of year. They are […]

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divorce

D.I.V.O.R.C.E. And T.A.X.E.S.

June is typically the most popular month for weddings. Did you ever wonder if there is a divorce […]

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personal information

And You Thought It Was Safe To Send Your Info to The IRS

It looks as if taxpayers have to be wary and skeptical even when they send their personal information […]

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under reporting income

You’ve Been Under-Reporting Your Income and The IRS Has Caught You

Are you the target of an audit for allegedly under-reporting income to the IRS? Professional help by an […]

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irs audit

When Flagged For An IRS Audit, Choose the Fast Track If You Can

If you’ve never been audited you may not know that when the IRS audits you, it could take […]

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offer in compromise

You Owe The IRS and May Qualify for An Offer-in-Compromise

If you’re squeamish about filing your taxes because you owe back taxes and aren’t in a position to […]

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refund

Is Your Refund Part of The $1B The IRS Has Tagged as Unclaimed?

If you haven’t filed your 2013 taxes you could have a refund among the more than $1 billion […]

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Under-Reporting Income

When the IRS Suspects You of Under-Reporting Income

Have you suddenly become the unhappy target of an audit for allegedly under-reporting income to the IRS? Maybe you […]

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Tax Myths

5 New Tax Myths Debunked by IRS

  It’s true that this tax season some taxpayers have been unaware of a new rule that requires […]

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delinquent IRS taxes

Act Now To Take Care of Your Delinquent IRS Taxes

  So, you made it through last year even though you find yourself in the unenviable position of […]

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haven't paid taxes

You Haven’t Paid Taxes in How Long?

It’s a brand new year and you’ve decided to take a deep breath and finally address your unfiled […]

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Saver's Credit

Are You Taking Advantage of the Saver’s Credit?

As we get closer to tax season, there’s a benefit that many taxpayers consistently miss out on. I […]

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tax credits

Drive Your Taxes Down

If you’re in the market for a new car or you’ve purchased one this year, you might also […]

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Tax Scams

A Little Good News Taxpayers Can Be Thankful For This Season

Over the past several years, taxpayers, and I mean taxpayers from the lowest socio-economic level to the highest, […]

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Tax Benefits of Giving Time and/or Money to a Charity

  With the first chill of fall most people’s thoughts turn to the activities of autumn: Football, Thanksgiving, […]

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Trump Tax Plan

A New President With Promises of Tax Reforms

It’s a new dawn, a new day and we have a new President. Whether we enjoy the benefits […]

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Avoid Credit Crisis with Pre-Holiday Preventive Tips

With the holidays just around the corner, many people start thinking about gift giving. The holidays are famous […]

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IRS Wins Big at 2016 Summer Olympics

With the exciting 2016 Summer Olympics not too far behind us, the thrill of victory for the American […]

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Sharing Economy Encouraged to Share With and By the IRS

If you’ve ever been picked up by an Uber driver or know someone who’s rented a room through […]

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credit score

You Don’t Need to Shoot for the Top Credit Score

In last month’s blog entitled “Become and Remain Credit Worthy”, I wrote about the importance of getting and […]

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Facebook IRS

And Now, The Great IRS-Facebook Face-off!

I’m not sure, if I were asked to, which one I’d put my money on in this battle. […]

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When Disaster Strikes Tax Scam Artists Go to Work

If the mass murder in Orlando last month wasn’t tragic enough, another group of criminals are now striking […]

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credit score

Become and Remain Credit Worthy

Being credit worthy is a big deal in our society. And, while there are host of important numbers […]

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What Happens When The IRS Does Not Share with the Sharing Economy?

As children we all learn that sharing is a good thing. We shared our candy and our lunches […]

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Students Beware! You’re the New Target of Tax Scammers

Well, here we are mid-year, the tax season behind us and yet, the tax scammers just keep coming […]

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Is Your Barber More Trustworthy Than Your Tax Preparer?

Let me just begin by saying that I have great respect for barbers in general and mine in […]

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Stay Vigilant to Tax Scams Even Though Tax Season Has Ended

Tax season is officially behind us. Those who have filed their taxes without an extension can now officially […]

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Oh Thank Heaven for the IRS!

I remember the old jingle for 7-Eleven that sang “Oh thank heaven for 7-Eleven!” Well, now we can […]

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More Time to File, More Time to Procrastinate

Yes, this year taxpayers have an extra 3 days to get their taxes filed or to file for […]

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Violation, Humiliation, Litigation and Taxation

The Erin Andrews case has made headline news for months. As the case draws nearer to a close […]

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When It Comes to Your Taxes, Don’t Follow Trump’s Example

Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns. Though he has admitted to being audited consistently for […]

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More Taxing Reasons To Guard Your Private Information

Just two weeks after the January 19th start of Tax Season, on Wednesday, February 3rd, the IRS experienced […]

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It’s Tax Season and the Identity Thieves Have Gone Phishing

They don’t put bumper stickers on their cars, nor do they make their presence obvious in other ways. […]

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Ignorance of the Law Does Not Excuse Anyone, Not Even Billionaires

Ignorance of the Law is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law […]

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IRS Admits to Sending Right IP PINs and Wrong Tax Year

While it is technically a minor error, it is one that is glaring enough to throw off taxpayers […]

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At Tax Time, Preparation Can Eliminate Frustration

“Be Prepared” is the motto of Boy and Girl Scouts across he nation. It could and should also […]

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Pay or Stay. IRS Set to Revoke Passports for Non-Taxpayers.

If you’ve been thinking about planning a European vacation in 2016 or any travel outside of the U.S. […]

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Be Careful Who You Choose to Do Your Taxes

Tax fraud and identity theft has been rampant in the U.S. during the last few years. With sophisticated […]

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Can The IRS Prevent Identity Theft In Time For Next Tax Season?

Whether the IRS can prevent identity theft this upcoming tax season remains to be seen. However, they are […]

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Do Corporate Tax Havens Create Tax Hells for the Rest of Us?

In a recent article published by Accounting Today I read that, “Nearly three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies booked […]

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BP Gets $15.3 Billion Tax Write Off We Get Higher Taxes and Program Cuts

As a tax attorney going to bat for the average American taxpayer who finds him or herself behind […]

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The Fate of Family Employers of Caregivers at Tax Time

We are smack in the middle of the Baby Boomer generation’s arrival into retirement age. What that means […]

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When Lady Luck Pays You A Visit, The Taxman is Right Behind Her

Millions of people play the lottery. The chances of winning are very slim. However, Lady Luck shows up […]

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The IRS Goes After Taxpayers. Who Goes After the IRS?

From professional sports teams to politicians to professional tax analysts, the IRS is pretty much always being sued […]

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Women In Trucking Pay Taxes Too

We just had an article published in Redefining the Road Summer 2015 edition. It is all about how to […]

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The IRS Rules Have Changed for 2016 – Only a Certified EA, Tax Attorney or CPA Can Represent Taxpayers

With more than half of U.S. taxpayers relying on paid tax preparers to prepare and file their taxes […]

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A Midsummer Tax Review

Here we are mid-July. The year is a little more than halfway behind us. I always suggest this […]

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IRS Scammer Gets Caught But The Scam Continues

The good news is that at least one of the primary perpetrators of an IRS scam that victimizes […]

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Soon We May Have More Taxpayer Rights, Less IRS Abuse of Power

The massive might of the IRS may soon have less power over taxpayers. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and […]

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From Little House on The Prairie to Big Tax Lien for Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert may be a household name and beloved for her role in Little House on The Prairie. […]

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Have You Been Under-Reporting Your Income to the IRS?

Are you the target of an audit for allegedly under-reporting income to the IRS? Professional help by an […]

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