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Wesley Snipes’ Lowball Offer in Compromise Rejected in Tax Court

Wesley Snipes was once best known for his work as an actor, particularly for his role as the vampire-hunting Marvel superhero, Blade. Unfortunately, when Snipes makes headlines these days, it’s usually due to his ongoing tax battle with the IRS.


Tax and Business Solutions Membership Call Schedule for March

Insider's Group Coaching Members: Mark your calendars for the remaining events this month! Make it a memorable March! Thursday, March 19th - 12 Noon Pacific – All Star Sales Clinic! How to Overcome the Most Common Sales Objections and Close More Clients! Join me and a special guest expert on this…


Creating the Tax and Business Solutions Academy

In a previous blog post titled: “How the Tax Resolution Niche Can Help People," I outlined how helping tax resolution clients has been the most rewarding experience for me. In the second video interview of the three part series about tax problem resolution, I was asked why I started Michael…


Tax Season Humor for Tax Pros

CPAs, attorneys and EAs all need a little comic relief to get through the tax season. Here are a few of my favorite funny tax quotes. On a serious note, the sooner you add tax resolution to your practice, the sooner you don't have to be codependent on tax season (and endure the stress of it).…


Loose Lips Sink Couple in IRS Audit

I get a lot of calls from my academy members regarding IRS audits.  A common question is: “should I bring my clients to the audit?”  For 16 years, except for on the rarest of occasions, my answer has always been “no.”  If your client is asked a direct question by the IRS Revenue Agent during the…


Tax Humor Quotes for Tax Time

As many of us get immersed in tax season, I feel it is helpful to share some comic relief.  Here are some of my favorite tax quotes and tax humor – at Uncle Sam’s expense, naturally. tax-strategies-tax-image


IRS 2014 Dirty Dozen Tax Scam List

Every spring, the IRS releases its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The goal of the list is to make taxpayers aware of pervasive tax scams and schemes and to use caution when viewing e-mails, receiving telephone calls or getting advice on tax issues.  Educate your clients about these tips…