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My expertise is in collecting past due taxes and tax returns. While at the IRS I worked on wage and bank levies, liens, Offer in Compromise, late filing and payment agreements every day. I spoke with over 20,000 people concerning their issues while I worked there (just retired).

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Ten years working for the the IRS in Collections and tax return review. Worked with over 20,000 people on their IRS issues. Explained their options and usually worked out a solution while they were on the phone.


Masters Degree from Iowa State in Ames.

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2016-10-05 taxes:

Al, so can't tell if it's a smart move, but lots of people do it to make an income. You can claim all your expenses: cell phone, gas, car lease, car insurance, parking, an occasional meal, etc. You can

2016-08-12 w4 status:

Harry,  The best way to handle the W4 is to take the deduction that matches how many people live in your house and see how that works next spring when you do your taxes. So, if you have a child living

2016-05-14 income tax:

Dennis,  I would purchase TurboTax, or similar, and let the software take you through the process of filing your federal and state taxes. The software makes it easy to file, although since you are filing

2016-03-13 Tax basis when refinancing primary or second home.:

William,  Usually it's the HUD statement that is used as a reference. If you were audited you would have to prove the costs. My take is anything listed on the HUD statement should be fine. If there are

2016-03-08 Don't want to get Red-flagged/audited:

Don, it's not just income or profit. The IRS has a computer to review every return. If you get too far outside the norms you could get flagged. Most audits these days consist of a letter in the mail where


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