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IRS audits: singular considerations and concerns

On behalf of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in Audits on Monday, November 30, 2015. Whither the ISR audit? What exactly is its fundamental and overriding purpose? Is it -- as an Internal Revenue Service communiqué recently stated -- "a deterrent to … potentially noncompliant taxpayers," or is it primarily...

Happy Thanksgiving San Diego

By Janathan L. Allen, APC of Janathan L. Allen, APC on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Allen Barron would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy safe travels if you are on the road this holiday.  The year has brought many good things to the...

IRS Revenue Officers Receive Training Regarding Bitcoin

By Janathan L. Allen, APC of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in IRS on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. IRS revenue officers have recently completed training provided by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regarding Bitcoin - the online monetary system.  The agency has jurisdiction over Bitcoin, and is working...

FATCA compliance complications continue

On behalf of Janathan L. Allen, APC posted in Tax Controversy on Monday, November 16, 2015. As we have made clear many times on this blog, compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act has been anything but simple. This has been true since passage of the act in 2010....