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Irina Nicole Goldberg

Irina Goldberg’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing

    If you owe money to the IRS, you will receive a consistent stream letters that become progressively more threatening. There is one letter, in particular, that may be the most important one you receive from the IRS. If you agree with your liability but have not yet paid it, this l...

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  • FAILURE TO FILE AND FAILURE TO PAY PENALTIES

    FAILURE TO FILE AND FAILURE TO PAY PENALTIES When you own money to the IRS, there are two common penalties that the IRS can tack on to your liability in addition to interest. If your tax return is filed late, the IRS will impose the "Penalty for Filing Tax Return After the Due ...

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  • Who Qualifies as a Dependent: A Road-map.

    A lot of my clients ask who can they claim as a dependent and this question is not as easy to answer as it seems. The IRS has created a rather complicated test with many exceptions that is difficult to follow. Therefore, if you are trying to qualify someone as a dependent, I urge...

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  • Offer in Compromise: Don't Get Caught in a Scam

    If you owe taxes to the IRS, the IRS has an amazing program through which you can settle your tax debt for much less you owe. Does this sound too good to be true? For most people it is. Although there is a program called theoffer incompromise(OIC), very few people qualify to actu...

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  • Does Your Home Office Qualify for a Home Office Deduction?

    If you work from home (a house, condo, apartment or boat), you may be able to claim the home office deduction. If certain requirements are met, this deduction is available to both self-employed individuals and employees. In order to qualify, (1) the area used as a home office mu...

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  • The IRS Reopens the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for 2012

    The IRS has announced that it will reopen its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) for the third time. The purpose of this program is to allow people hiding offshore accounts to come clean to the IRS and get current with their taxes. The previous two programs resulted in...

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  • Unreasonable Expectations: Offer in Compromises and Tax Liens

    While I was watching a YouTube video earlier today, an advertisement forTax Resolution Services("TRS") popped up. This was the first time that I heard of this company so I decided to do a Google search for reviews. A preliminary search revealed a B+ BBB rating due to 39 complaint...

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  • The IRS "Fresh Start" Initiative: Expanded to Help Struggling Taxpayers

    Since 2008, the IRS has been adjusting its collections practices to help struggling taxpayers during this difficult financial climate. Part of these efforts is the "Fresh Start" initiative,announcedon February 24, 2011. The changes included in this initiative are: (1)Adjustme...

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  • Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program: A Fresh Start for Employers

    As part of itseffort to provide a "Fresh Start"to taxpayers and businesses, the IRS created theVoluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP)to allow employers to voluntarily reclassify their workers (or a class/group of workers) as employees for future tax periods. Many em...

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  • What You Should Know If You Have A Foreign Bank Account

    Currently, the IRSconsidersinternational tax enforcement its top priority. Therefore, if you have a foreign bank account, it is extremely important to be aware of your reporting requirements or else be subject to substantial penalties and criminal prosecution. The 2012 Offshore...

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