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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
The main focus of my practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation.  Many taxpayers who come to see us in New Haven, CT or one of our other offices are generally frightened of having their bank acounts or wages levied by the IRS.  Inevitably the discussion turns to what can we do to avoid a levy by the IRS?The answer is easier than you think, though often what people do not want to do.Here are the three steps to avoid an IRS Tax Levy:1. File any missing tax returns for the last 6 years;2. Make your current tax payments;3. Talk to the IRS Missing Tax Returns and Current Tax Payments In order to work out a deal with the IRS, any deal, a taxpayer is required to be in tax compliance, which means the taxpayer has filed the last 6 years of tax returns and are making their current tax...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Last Friday we had nearly 450 practitioners join us at Quinnipiac University Law Center either in-person or via live webcast to catch our three-hour update on the 2017 Tax Act, and what you need to know. Well if you missed it, FEAR NOT!  We have made it available on-demand for free!Click the link here and get instant on-demand access to both the video and the handouts: http://gs-lawfirm.com/program-20180112-tax-cut-and-jobs-act/Thanks,Eric Green Green & Sklarz LLCwww.gs-lawfirm.com 
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Podcast I discuss how accountants can revoke their Power of Attorney on clients, both in specific cases as well as globally clean up years of old cases.  There are many reasons why CPAs, EAs and attorneysw should revoke POA, everything from firing the client to avoid hoards of IRS notices on clients you havent seen in years.  Check out the this week's Podcast and all the other Podcasts in ITunes here: TAX REP PODCASTIf you want to watch the video in YouTube it can be found here: TAX REP YOUTUBE CHANNELIf you are looking to join us inside Tax Rep LLC and start building your tax representation practice come check us out at www.TaxRepLLC.com. Eric L. GreenGreen & Sklarz, LLC700 State Street, Suite 100New Haven, CT 06511(203) 285-8545egreen@gs-lawfirm.com www.gs-lawfi...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
My second book in the "Accountant's Guide" series is now available for pre-order at TG Publishing (www.TGPublish.com/shop).  To celebrate we are offering a 30% discount on all orders placed between now and November 30th (which is when books will begin shipping and/or ebooks will be send for download.  Use discount code Offer17 to get the 30% discount on either version of the book.This book goes into detail as to how the IRS calculate a taxpayer's Reasonable Collection Potential, and illustrates this with case studies and completed forms for both installment agreements and Offers-in-Compromise!Tax Rep Members - remember you get the book for free as part of your membership, so wait and on 11/30 you will receive your free copy!  Not a Tax Rep Member?  Well check it out at www.TaxRepLLC.co...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Podcast I discuss why parents who lend money to their children should file a lien securing their interest.  Though most people will be offended by the topic - "But we trust little Johnnie!" - it has nothing to do with a lack of love or greed.  The lien from the friendly creditor may be what provides both protection against other creditors (includingt he IRS), and also allow the child to continue operating their business when most other creditors would move to shut them down.Check out the this week's Podcast and all the other Podcasts in ITunes here: TAX REP PODCASTIf you want to watch the video in YouTube it can be found here: TAX REP YOUTUBE CHANNELIf you are looking to join us inside Tax Rep LLC and start building your tax representation practice come check us o...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 If you like good Jazz music, you will love the Enjoy Ct Live Jazz At The Lyman Center On Oct 28th.   The Lyman Center is centrally located on the grounds of the Southern Connecticut State University, and very easy to find.All four jazz performers on October 28th are extremely talented, and together they will put on an amazing performance.  So mark your calender for the Enjoy Ct Live Jazz At The Lyman Center On Oct 28th.  and get ready to grove to the music of these super talented jazz performers.For more information go to the Enjoy Ct Live website.  ****************************************************************************** Info about the author:George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticu...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Podcast I discuss the IRS agreeing to extend its pilot program of the $100,000 Streamlined Installment Agreement ("SIA").For those of you unfamiliar with the SIA, it is an installment agreement where the taxpayer agrees to repay the IRS overtime.  But unlike a regular agreement, an SIA allows the taxpayer to just agree to the repayment number with the IRS without providing any documentation: no Form 433, no documentation on assets and income, and no attorneys fees!The SIA was capped so that those who owe $50,000 or less and could afford to pay it over 72 months or less were eligible.  Last speing the IRS rolled out a pilot program extending the SIA to those taxpayers who owed less than $100,000 and could full-pay over 84 months.  Trust me when I tell you, it was a...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Network's podcast I discuss how to get rid of a federal tax lien.Check out the Podcast Here:When it comes to federal tax liens, the IRS takes a very hard line.  The IRS will not remove a tax lien just because it is causing issues for the taxpayer, including credit score or other economic harm.  The reason for this is that all of its research tells the IRS that the tax lien gets the tax debt paid.So what can be done about it?In the podcast I review options for obtaining a lien subordination, discharging assets from the tax lien, and the option for having the tax lien withdrawn.Any questions about IRS issues, contact me at (203) 285-8545 or by email at egreen@gs-lawfirm.com.Also, check out Tax Rep at www.taxrepllc.com. Eric L. GreenGreen & Sklarz LLC700 State Street...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Network's podcast I discuss why the IRS examiner is going to obtain the electronic back-up of the Quickbooks file and what practitioners can do about it.Check out the Podcast Here:IRS examiners will insist on obtaining the electronic back-up so they can review the Quickbooks Audit trail and hone-in on items that may give them insight as to what the taxpayer was up to or what issues may exists in the taxpayer's records.  I review the issues and those moves the practitioner should always do before handing over the file to prepare for what is coming next.Any questions about IRS issues, contact me at (203) 285-8545 or by email at egreen@gs-lawfirm.com.  Also, check out Tax Rep at www.taxrepllc.com. Eric L. GreenGreen & Sklarz LLC700 State Street, Suite 100New Haven, C...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
GIven that the focus of my practice is civil and criminal tax repressentation, tax liens are something we deal with frequently.  The refrain "I would love to sell my house but there is a tax lien" is one we hear so much it makes me nuts.The reality is this: you can absolutely sell the house.  The IRS will be more than happy to allow the house to be sold.  The only thing the IRS requires is that the seller who owes money to the government not walk away with money that the IRS should have received.So if the taxpayer owes money to the IRS, say $100,000.  They also own a home worth $400,000.  I will explain exactly what the IRS will get in each of the following circumstances: Taxpayer sells and owes the bank $100,000.  In this case the IRS will get full-paid.  The house will sell for $400,0...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
In this week's Tax Rep Podcast i deal with an issue that seesm to be coming up more and more: dealing with the auditor that either doesnt want to do his or her job, or worse, has decided to take out their frustrations on you and your client.  in "What to do when the auditor is batshit crazy" I discuss the things we are seeing from clients, and what you can do about it.  Documenting the case properly, responsing in a way that can be proven and tracked, and how to go nuclear back the IRS when it's called for.Check out the Podcast here, and we'll see you inside Tax Rep!Eric L. GreenGreen & Sklarz LLC700 State Street, Suite 100New Haven, CT 06511Ph. (203) 285-8545egreen@gs-lawfirm.com  
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
These are mistakes we see so often that I couldnt resist making a podcast about them.Checkout our Podcast on the Five Biggest Mistakes people make when filing their IRS Offer-in-Compromise.  The POdcast can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasts-tax-rep-llc/id1276903945Any questions about Offers-in-Compromise or anything else IRS just let me know at egreen@gs-lawfirm.com or (203) 285-8545.ThanksEric L. GreenGreen & Sklarz LLC700 State Street, Suite 100New Haven, CT 06511www.gs-lawfirm.com(203) 285-8545
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
For my more popular blog posts I ahve started recording podcasts for the Tax Rep podcast on ITunes.Last week my BLOG POST discussed why taxpayers should not just file joint returns without thinking through the Tax Collection consequences of the filing.  JOint liability is no joke, and innocent spouse treatment can be a challenge to qualify for. You can listen to the podcast here on the Tax Rep Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasts-tax-rep-llc/id1276903945Enjoy the Podcast, and if you have any other questions or concerns regarding the iRS you want me to discuss please send me a message and let me know. Thanks!
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Based on the feedback of the blog article I posted a little while ago, I have recorded a podcast walking you through why it is critical to consider filing the State tax returns first, then filing the federal returns.  As I mentioned in the Blog Post HERE, filing the state tax returns first can both help resolve the state issue and make resolving the federal tax issue that much easier.Check out the podcast here at Tax Rep in Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasts-tax-rep-llc/id1276903945 
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
When it comes to tax crimes in New Haven, Connecticut, New York city or elsewhere, Tax Evasion is always considered the big kahuna of tax crimes.  So what is "Tax Evasion"?We handle civil IRS cases and criminal tax cases all over the United States, and therefore see a lot of what taxpayers do and don't do that later get them into trouble.  One thing I do notice is the confusion about what "Tax Evasion" actually is, and that most practitioners do not realize there are two forms of tax evasion: Evasion of Liability and Evasion of Collection.  More and more, the Evasion of Collection is being used to go after taxpayers, particularly when the government has noted that the taxpayer is structuring cash deposits.  Structuring is one of those crimes that many people commit without even realizin...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The 5th Annual Meeting Of The Havens On Tuesday, June 27th is a combined event sponsord by the Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce.  This event was originally scheduled for earlier this year on March 14th, however, because of a snow storm that dumped several inches of snow on us the event was cancelled.   The 5th Annual Meeting Of The Havens On Tuesday, June 27th  will  be an excellent opportunity tour the University's newly opened Engineering Science Magnet School.  It will also be a great opportunity to network with other business professionals as well.  Cocktails will be provided, so make sure you register early by sending an e-mail to Maribel Carrion at maribel@quinncham.com  or calling her at (203) 269-9891.  You can also register online for this event.         The...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The Quinnipiac Chambers Women In Networking Luncheon will be at Growers, Inc. in North Haven, CT on Wednesday, April 19th.   This an excellent opportunity to network, enjoy lunch, and learn how to grow herbs and prepare your garden for Spring.Registration is required for this event to make sure there is enough room and seating for everyone, so please register as soon as possible by CLICKING HERE.  You can also reserve a spot by e-mailing Maribel Carrion at maribel@quinncharm.comLadies do not pass up this Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce opportunity to network and form new business relationships at the Quinnipiac Chamber Women In Networking Luncheon On Wednesday, April 19th.  Make sure you RSVP quickly!Quinnipiac ChamberWomen In Networking Luncheon Garden PartyGrowers, Inc 75 Cliff Street...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase 2017 will take place this year on Thursday, April 6th at the Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel, which was formerly know as the Holiday Inn.  The Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel is located right off of exit 12 on I91.  This location is very convenient to reach from anywhere in the state The Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase 2017 is an excellent opportunity to view what several area business have to offer.  So mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6th. and make it a point to stop in at the Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel for the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase 2017.     Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel 201 Washington Avenue North Haven, Con...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
                     CANCELATION  I posted a blog yesterday announcing the next Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On March 14th.  But due to the the storm today which is supposed to dump 12+" of snow on Connecticut, the Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On March 14th has been Canceled.    This Business After Hours was going to be an excellent opportunity tour the University's newly opened Engineering Science Magnet School.  It was also going to be a great opportunity to network with other business professionals as well. Hopefully the Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chambers will re-schedule this even soon.  However, you can e-mail Maribel Carrion at maribel@quinncham.com  or calling her at (203) 269-9891 to inquire about a re-scheduled...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The next Greater New Haven Quinnipiac Chamber Business After Hours On March 14th. will  be an excellent opportunity tour the University's newly opened Engineering Science Magnet School.  It will also be a great opportunity to network with other business professionals as well.  Cocktails will be provided, so make sure you register early by sending an e-mail to Maribel Carrion at maribel@quinncham.com  or calling her at (203) 269-9891.  You can also register online for this event.         The Greater New Haven & Quinnipiac Chamber   Business After Hours University of New Haven Westside Hall Lobby Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.      *************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 i...
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