The internet was abuzz these past few weeks over a controversial tax that came out of California – a “Texting Tax.” The California Public Utilities Commission proposed a tax that assessed a fee for texting that would add a fee onto Taxpayers' wireless bills.
Co-Founder of Bryson Law Firm, LLC, Cary B. Bryson, was recently recognized as an Acadiana Kingfish in the 2018 October/November issue of Acadiana Profile Magazine. The magazine’s Kingfish section acknowledges accomplished businessman of Acadiana who give more to others than to themselves. A Kingfish is known for being generous, durable and unflinching in character.
In 2014, the IRS created the current Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). This program was set up to allow Taxpayers with foreign financial accounts and assets to come forward voluntarily so that they could mitigate the risk of potential criminal liability and civil penalties due to willful failure to report foreign financial assets. This program has now been set to sunset on September 28, 2018.
At Bryson Law Firm, LLC, we frequently represent Taxpayers through IRS Audits. One common issue we find when a Taxpayer comes in with an IRS Audit Letter and a copy of their 1040 Tax Return prepared by a paid preparer is that the tax return was incorrectly prepared, generated an inflated tax refund, and was designated as “self-prepared.”