Tax Law Issues
The most common mistake by a taxpayer facing an unexpected tax audit is to fail to contact a tax professional to at the very least sort out the preliminary issues the taxpayer will encounter. Upon receipt MORE
Audit Reconsideration can be a viable action to eliminate an IRS tax liability that has been unfairly assessed without full consideration of the facts. MORE
Normally, the IRS issues a lien after taxes are unpaid. The lien attaches to all real and personal property of the debtor except that which is exempt by statute. MORE
Spouses filing jointly may unknowingly become liable for their spouse’s tax liability. Nonetheless, even if a spouse knew of the tax underpayment, inequitable situations potentially allow for relief from tax debt. MORE
A quick acting taxpayer can save hundreds and thousands of dollars in interest and penalties by proactively pursuing a resolution. MORE
Under § 6662(h) a 40 percent penalty may be assessed for gross valuation misstatements. MORE
To avoid penalties a tax opinion letter must comply with Circular 230. In recent years, the IRS has cracked down on the protections of a tax opinion letter. MORE
Three types of statutory tax free reorganizations MORE
A major cost for Washington employers is the hourly charge imposed by Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industry (Workers’ Compensation). For manufacturing and construction businesses, the rates exceed $1 per hour. The calculation of L & I is a complex process requiring expertise. Often Washington employers make errors on their L & I forms – MORE
Unemployment Insurance – Oregon
Franchisors may be imputed employer of franchisees employees – Employment Dep’t v. Nat’l Maint. Contrs. of Or., Inc., 226 Ore. App. 473, 204 P.3d 151, (Or. Ct. App. 2009) (March 19, 2009)
Unemployment Insurance – Washington
Voluntary reduction in force loophole – Verizon Nw., Inc. v. Employment Sec. Dep’t, 164 Wn.2d 909, 194 P.3d 255, 2008 Wash. LEXIS 1040, 28 I.E.R. Cas. (BNA) 516, Unemployment Ins. Rep. (CCH) P9044 (Wash. 2008)
Business and Occupation (“B&O“) Tax – Washington
Washington State has a gross revenue tax in place of an income tax. MORE
Regulatory penalties can be devastating for a company, yet many companies, especially small companies, fail to plan for or devote resources to regulatory compliance. These companies can be confused and incredulous when they become the focus of investigations or sanctions and may delay responding until their very existence is at stake. Proper counsel can help companies understand regulators’ focus which helps them to prepare for and address compliance issues in a timely manner.
Under the CPA an out-of-state plaintiff may bring a claim.against a Washington corporate defendant for allegedly deceptive acts. Similarly, an out:of-state plaintiff may bring a CPA claim against an out-of-state defendant for the allegedly deceptive acts of its in-state agent.
What do you do when a seller fails to reconvey the title to property following payment of the loan, then dies? Failure to reconvey puts a cloud on the title that must be quieted. Quiet title actions can be drawn out and expensive. Is there a way to obtain a quiet title without the quiet title action? This article explores four possible tools for obtaining a quiet title outside a traditional quiet title action.