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Taxpayers filing returns with Section 199A deductions—more likely to incur accuracy-related penalties under Section 6662

November 6, 2020

In 2017 and through the Tax and Jobs Act of 2017, Congress enacted a new section of the Internal Revenue Code that greatly benefits certain business owners. Internal Revenue Code Section 199A provides eligibility to certain taxpayers, to deduct up to 20% of qualified business income (“QBI”) from a domestic business operated as a sole proprietorship, partnership, S corporation, or trust or estate for taxable years, beginning after December 31, 2017.

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Battening Down the Tax Hatches for the Coming Economic Storm:

November 5, 2020

Please join our very own A. Lavar Taylor on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm for a speaking presentation hosted by The Orange County Bankruptcy Forum. For this Zoom meeting you will learn taxpayer tips and strategies for large and small business owners. We encourage you to register online soon as the event will fill quickly.

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California Franchise Tax Board Penalties 101

November 4, 2020

When the California Franchise Tax Board conducts a state tax audit, the Franchise Tax Board looks to impose an additional tax liability upon the taxpayer. In addition, state tax liabilities may result from piggy-backing federal tax assessments imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. In this article, Rami M. Khoury, Attorney at Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor, explores why taxpayers should be especially wary of penalties that are often imposed, and that may be able to be reduced or averted, with the right tax counsel.

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FinCEN Extends FBAR Deadline for Persons Affected By Recent Natural Disasters

October 8, 2020

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced Tuesday that it is extending the deadline for filing FinCEN Form 114, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the “FBAR”), for all persons located in several natural disaster areas throughout the country, as recently designated by FEMA.

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The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor Offer Thoughts on U.S. v. Boyd - Potential Implications for U.S. Taxpayers Residing in the U.S. and Throughout the World

October 7, 2020

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor handle all types of tax disputes, both civil and criminal, at the administrative level and in all trial and appellate courts. The broad experience of the team’s professionals enable us to advise clients on how best to handle tax disputes, including when it’s appropriate to litigate and when it’s appropriate to settle.

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