Form 886 H HOH

If you have claimed a filing status of Head of Household, the IRS may ask you to verify the elements that allow you to claim head of household.  The IRS can send you written notice requesting documents and information that would verify your status.  Form 886 H HOH helps provide the requirements of claiming head of household, and the documents you can provide to verify certain issues and elements of this filing status.

The video below provides additional information regarding this form.

If you have tax questions or tax issues, you can speak with a Denver tax attorney at The McGuire Law Firm by calling 720-833-7705.  As a tax attorney, John McGuire practices before the IRS regarding tax audits, IRS tax debts, tax planning & analysis for businesses & individuals and matters before the United States Tax Court.

Who Enforces FBAR?

If you have foreign bank accounts or interests in foreign assets, you may be required to file the FBAR, which is the reporting of foreign bank and financial accounts.  That being said, who enforces the FBAR regulations, and collects on penalties that have been assessed?  FinCEN has directed that the enforcement of the FBAR be handled by the Internal Revenue Service.  Thus, if you were assessed a penalty for failing to file the FBAR, the IRS would collect on the penalty.

The video below has been prepared to provide additional information regarding enforcement of the FBAR.

John McGuire is a tax attorney in Denver, Colorado at The McGuire Law Firm.  John’s practice in taxation involves matters before the Internal Revenue Service such as tax audits, FBAR & OVDP matters, tax debts, issues before United States Tax Court and individual & business taxation.  You can speak with a Denver tax attorney at The McGuire Law Firm by calling 720-833-7705 and scheduling a free consultation.

Form 8606

Are distributions from a nondeductible IRA, such as a Roth IRA taxable?  IRS Form 8606 can be used to calculate the taxable amount (if any) from a nondeductible IRA.

The Video below has been prepared by a tax attorney at The McGuire Law Firm to provide additional information regarding Form 8606.  You can speak with a tax attorney by contacting The McGuire Law Firm at 720-833-7705.

 

John McGuire is a tax attorney and business attorney in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. McGuire assists clients with tax matters from tax planning and the tax implications of business transactions to tax matters before the IRS such as IRS audits, United States Tax Court cases and IRS debts.

IRS Supporting Document Request

Taxpayers may receive a IRS Supporting Document Request from the Internal Revenue Service requesting supporting documents for certain items, issues or positions taken on a tax return.  Common issues of which the IRS would request a taxpayer support could be IRS Filing Status.  For example, if a taxpayer filed head of household, the IRS may want documentation to verify the dependent and elements that allow a taxpayer to claim head of household.  Furthermore, a common document request by the IRS is to verify children and the related elements that are necessary to claim certain tax credits.

Generally the taxpayer can compile the necessary records and documents, and forward to the Internal Revenue Service via mail and the document request is not necessarily an audit whereby the taxpayer would meet with an examiner.  If the taxpayer after reviewing the necessary requirements and elements realizes they should not have claimed a certain filing status or taken a specific position on the tax return, they can agree with an assessment of tax that would have occurred had the taxpayer not claimed a certain status, dependent, related credit or other issue.

The video below has been prepared a tax attorney at The McGuire Law Firm Denver Tax Attorney to provide additional information regarding the IRS requesting additional documents to support positions taken on a tax return.

John McGuire is a tax attorney in Denver Colorado representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service on matters such as IRS tax audits, IRS tax debts, United States Tax Court Cases and other tax disputes.  Additionally, John works with many small and medium sized businesses from a business start up and business formation, to contractual matters and the eventual sale of a business or business interests.  If you need to speak with a tax attorney or business attorney, you can contact John at John@jmtaxlaw.com