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IRS – Safeguarding Taxpayer Data

IRS Resources The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has a lot of resource material for so many aspects of business. Take advantage of them. One I recently discovered concerns problems in protecting client’s data and avoiding lawsuits, loss of money and penalties from different agencies. This specific guide is one that I recommend.  It is written […]

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A Little Humor From IRS Tax Quotes From Their Website

“Taxation with representation isn’t so hot either.” — Gerald Barzan, humorist “Income tax has made more liars out of American people than golf.” — Will Rogers “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.” — Albert Einstein “I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States, but I could be […]

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GREAT UPDATE ON CARES ACT

Tax-Related Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid This was prepared by my tax professionals at Norwalk Business Service. Great information and great links.  For more information visit  Tax-Related Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid

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Income Tax At Its Birth In 1913

History of IRS Form 1040 A reader of my emails, Jonathan Hubbell, was generous enough to send me a most interesting form. He is a Broker Associate at First Team Real Estate in Mission Viejo. The form was the very first IRS Form 1040. He properly corrected a statement that I had made that Income […]

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IRS LIENS; INTERESTING

Trustee Sale Foreclosures In my recent MLO classes I asked some questions about Trustee Sale Foreclosures. Even with experienced real estate agents and mortgage loan originators, there is confusion on some items. One is: “What happens when there is an IRS lien on a property and there is a Trustee Sale?” The IRS lien will […]

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IRS RULE: REQUIRED MANDATORY DISTRIBUTION

This ridiculous regulation applies to people over the age of 70.5.  You might be that age, know someone that age like a parent, or you hopefully will be that age some day. Does not hurt to plan ahead because this is a terrible tax rule. After You Reach The Age Of 70.5, If You Have […]

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TAX LAW GIVES LANDLORDS 20% TAX BREAK

Jeff Lazerson: Columnist at Orange County Register and other Southern California News Group; Owner Mortgage Grader, Aliso Viejo; MLO Student You can deduct 20 percent of your real estate rental profits right off the top before calculating your taxes. Starting with your 2018 federal tax return filing, and so long as you meet certain criteria, […]

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HOW LONG TO KEEP TAX RECORDS AND RETURNS

Personal Finance Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Adviser has some recommendations in their January issue. I have been a believer in them since the 60’s. You have to believe in someone or something. Tax return information: three years. I happen to believe that you keep the actual return for your lifetime. Get to go back and amuse […]

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