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Extended Office Hours - Anonymous Tax & Tax Debt & Tax Audit Call-In with Tax Attorney Curt Harrington
Friday, March 13, 2020, from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Maybe a typical CPA or tax preparer doesn't have time to talk during "tax season;" but I'm really not in the tax preparation business. I'm a tax attorney available to help people year 'round.

Why not talk to a tax attorney familiar with processes from books creation, to return submission, to penalty assessment and criminal entanglement? Anonymously.

The fax line is set to eliminate call waiting capability and thus provide callers a single private uninterrupted call. Calls can be made to the regular business call line to request a return call from Curt after the extended anonymous call-in hours.

Extended Anonymous Office Hours - Anonymous Tax & Tax Debt & Tax Audit Call-In is: Friday, March 13, 2020, from 5 pm - 7 pm.


After Hours Tax Anonymous Call-In Number: (562)594-4414
Regular business call line available anytime (562)594-9784

Helpful Hints to think about prevailing in your approach:

(1) Good, detailed, complete reconstruction of records can work, but sloppy, incomplete sketchy reconstruction of records is likely to fail.

(2) Take & exercise each and every one of your opportunities to make yourself heard before your IRS at every available procedural chance to express your position.

(3) Underreporting income is far worse than attempting to take excessive deductions because it more closely resembles an evasion.

(4) Many citizens forget that a deliberate failure to pay tax may constitute a form of evasion. It's best to make a significant effort to pay toward your tax debt to avoid a charge of willful evasion.

(5) IRS has for years operated under a "first contact rule" in which IRS will generally refrain from referring an IRS civil case for criminal prosecution where the taxpayer contacts IRS first and attempts to put the taxpayer's accounts in order. Few citizens consider using this principle before its too late.

(6) Many taxpayers don't know that there is a 10-year collection statute that can limit the government's ability to collect a tax debt. Many taxpayers also don't know that the statute can, unfortunately, be moved forward & out of effective reach by tolling events.

(7) Not many are aware that government user fees (such as for tax compromise action, including offers-in-compromise, bankruptcy, installment agreements, and more) are waived for low-income taxpayers.

(8) If you prepare and file your own returns, that's good. It means that you know the nature and extent of your income and deductions. It also means that you won't be accused of conspiring with a tax preparer (a crime), nor being hung out to dry based upon a disclosure intake form you signed and provided to a preparer.

(9) Many taxpayers forget about the existence of tax preparer penalties that can be assessed against tax preparers. Tax preparer penalties can cause: (a) a tax position advocated by the preparer that may be less advantageous to the taxpayer, (b) the tax preparer to criticize the taxpayer's position disavowing the position loudly in paperwork accompanying the return, and (c) seeking to mitigate potential blame in subsequent audits while operating in a conflict of interest mode.

(10) Many citizens would value the "monitor & take remedial action when the time is right" option if practitioners would simply expose them to it. However few practitioners are willing to research this option in lieu of taking an action NOW; and that might not be what a taxpayer needs or wants.

Curt is a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Taxation Specialist. and a Tax Attorney, MBA. In addition to his J.D., Curt holds an LL.M. - Tax from the University of San Diego, B.S in Chemistry, Masters Degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and an M.B.A. -
some of which was earned while working for Aramco. Curt was chair of the Taxation Advisory Committee of the California Board of Legal
Specialization, a unit of California State government that oversees California's Legal Specialization Program, and then was chair of the
main board of the California Board of Legal Specialization. A State Bar of California Approved Tax Specialization Continuing Education provider,
Curt is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, enabling
representation of taxpayers from any jurisdiction before the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court.


Please check back with - http://www.patentax.com/CLE/default.htm for upcoming programs.

Certified by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization: Taxation

Tax Specialization Continuing Education Provider #15203

Contact: curt@patentax.com for questions.

For more information, please call 562.594.9784

http://patentax.com/curt/

http://patentax.com/CLE/

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Prior event & still good information:
Tax Audit and Debt Solutions

Audit Considerations:

A free presentation for the general public, including - an explanation of how TAX AUDITS work in relationship to the tax process.  One of the best techniques for taxpayers to prevail is to TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO OPPOSE THE TAX at early stages.

Audit is the latter of the early stages and is absolutely a procedure that needs to be thoroughly explored, investigated and a response prepared in detail. Tax debt can follow closely on the heels of an Audit, it tax debt has another set of procedures.

I. Introduction

II. Audit Authority

III. Audit Triggers

IV.What & Where is Audit in the list of tax
procedures?

V. Represent Self ?? Can Pro Se Taxpayers
Prevail?? Will taxpayer quality be sufficient??

VII.Advantages of Professional Representation

VIII.Other Facts & Considerations

Q&A. One hour.


Public Interactive Talk. (No CLE)

Date and Time
Tue, February 25, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Location
Total Wine & More, Towne Center
7400 Carson Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90808



More Info:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tax-audit-and-debt-solutions-with-curt-harrington-jd-mballm-tickets-95157090419


Debt Considerations:
  • Does it make sense to continually worry if and when IRS will begin taking action on your tax debt?

  • Isn't it best to look at options far in advance of the need to take action?

  • Would it not be better to plan for and take a more efficient action?

  • Wouldn't it be helpful to master the differences between tax debt and other types of debt?

  • Could your goals be achieved faster without the intrusion of IRS into your life?

  • How to deal with tax debts owed to the tax authorities (Federal and State);

  • How actions taken can toll (stop) the limitations periods for the IRS collection statute and Bankruptcy Rules;

  • Federal Bank Account Regulations: foreign country connection can cost the account and prison time;

  • Innocent Spouse Rules to prevent bad spouse from taking you with them;

  • Federal and State Criminal involvement & 4th and 5th Amendment weakness;

  • How Offers in Compromise and Bankruptcy disclosures can be dangerous;

  • Unilateral Payment Plans with designation of application to specific taxes & specific years;

  • Advantages of Doing Your Own Taxes, or "Did you know that your a tax preparer can be called upon to testify against the taxpayer for whom they prepared the return? ;and,


Getting into trouble with the IRS, unfortunately, is far too easy. Easy steps toward trouble include ignoring notices - not opening mail, not investigating and hoping and praying that IRS problems will disappear. The IRS can ruin your life. Creditors can ruin your life.

Tax Debt resolution suffers from a combination of infrastructure division and the resulting lack of awareness of how the two main tax debt relief mechanisms interact with each other. A thoughtful, comprehensive approach could compensate for this problem.

The taxpayer cannot make an informed decision without effectively understanding the tax debt system, the possible actions that can be taken, (including monitoring) and the possible result of taking a particular action.. Avoidance of involvement in one's own tax accounts due to procrastinating the unpleasant can be overcome with knowledge and adoption of a rational, realistic approach.

We will examine some of the in-depth options available to the taxpayer.



Curt is a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Taxation Specialist. and a Tax Attorney, MBA. In addition to his J.D., Curt holds an LL.M. - Tax from the University of San Diego, B.S in Chemistry, Masters Degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and an M.B.A. - some of which was earned while working for Aramco. Curt was chair of the Taxation Advisory Committee of the California Board of Legal Specialization, a unit of California State government that oversees California's Legal Specialization Program, and then was chair of the main board of the California Board of Legal Specialization. A State Bar of California Approved Tax Specialization Continuing Education provider, Curt is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, enabling representation of taxpayers from any jurisdiction before the Internal Revenue Service and before the United States Tax Court.


California Continuing Education, Inc is a nonprofit California provider of professional (CLE, CPE) education for Attorneys, CPAs and members of the public encountering tax debt problems.

Please check back with - http://www.patentax.com/CLE/default.htm for upcoming programs.

Certified by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization: Taxation

Tax Specialization Continuing Education Provider #15203

Contact: curt@patentax.com for questions.

For more information, please call 562.594.9784

http://patentax.com/curt/

http://patentax.com/CLE/

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