Do Inaccurate eFile Forms Invalidate a Tax Return?

If a taxpayer signs an eFile form and there are defects in the information included on the form, does this invalidate the tax return that is eFiled? The IRS addresses this in CCA 201945027. This IRS memorandum addresses an eFile form where the person who signed the form for a partnership even though he had…Continue readingDo Inaccurate eFile Forms Invalidate a Tax Return?

Paying Personal Expenses from Corporate Bank Account

Can you avoid paying tax by paying your personal expenses from your corporate bank account? Is avoiding tax that easy? No, our system doesn’t work that way. The Moacir Santos v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2019-148 explains how the IRS handles these situations. Facts & Procedural History The taxpayer owns a engineering and paving company. It…Continue readingPaying Personal Expenses from Corporate Bank Account

Recover Money Paid to the IRS in Error

What if the IRS gets it wrong and then fails to respond to the taxpayer for several years. Can the IRS then agree with the taxpayer, but argue that the taxpayer responded late? The informal claim doctrine can help in these situations. The Chenette v. United States, No. 19-cv-02998-JCS (N.D. Cali. 2019) case provides an…Continue readingRecover Money Paid to the IRS in Error

Discharging Unpaid Withholding Taxes in Bankruptcy

When a business owes unpaid taxes, bankruptcy can provide the business or its owner with a fresh start. The unpaid Federal taxes can be discharged if certain requirements are met. One of these requirements is that the tax returns for the unpaid taxes are filed within certain time periods. But what if there are more…Continue readingDischarging Unpaid Withholding Taxes in Bankruptcy

List of Common IRS Notices for Businesses

The IRS collection notices and other tax notices on this page are commonly sent to business filers that use forms 941, 1065, and 1120 to file their federal tax return. Here is a listing of the most common IRS forms for businesses. CP 101 – Math Error, Balance Due on Form 940 The IRS sends CP 101…Continue readingList of Common IRS Notices for Businesses

Answers for Common Small Business Tax Questions

Q: Is an S-Corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax? Rarely does an S corporation make estimated tax payments. An S Corporation must make installment payments of estimated tax if the total of these taxes is $600 or more: The tax on built-in gains, The excess net passive income tax, and The investment recapture tax. Q:…Continue readingAnswers for Common Small Business Tax Questions