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Transparency is the New Black: If you are business that deals in credit cards, the IRS now demands you line up the numbers for them!

Have you heard of a 1099-K? If your small business accepts credit cards, or even if you have sold some of your wares online and receive credit card income that for whatever reason does not show up similarly on the tax return that you send to the IRS, you are going to find out what a 1099-K is pretty soon.

Fort Lauderdale Tax Attorney, Christin Bucci, as Amicus Curiae, Petitions for a Writ of Certiorari to Supreme Court of the United States in Fifth Amendment Case Regarding Protections for Offshore Account Holders.

Do you think that you are protected by your Fifth Amendment Constitutional right against self-incrimination if you have offshore account holdings? Think again. Assaults on your rights are far reaching when it comes to U.S. citizens with monies in offshore bank accounts. You have no protections left. If this is you, we can help you come forward. The mountain will only get harder to climb if you don't act now. The Supreme Court has recently declined to take up the case which may have helped shield you from exposure. We urge you to address this situation, before the IRS and grand jury come knocking. The Florida tax attorneys at Bucci Law Offices can help. Amici Curiae, counsel for John and Jane Doe, petitioned the Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari, to argue that an individual should be able to assert his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in response to grand jury subpoenas that demand a criminal target produce all his foreign bank account information, both known and unknown, to federal prosecutors. The grand jury currently requires that a suspected offshore account holder produce all foreign bank records of his holdings, that he, himself, has not kept, and in so doing, incriminate himself.

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO A REFUND? LEGALLY MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES ENTITLED TO SWEEPING TAX REFUNDS

Does the IRS owe you money?? As a result of the landmark decision in United States vs. Windsor, and the striking down of the infamous 1996 Defense against Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples that are legally married in any of the fifty states, District of Columbia, U.S. territories, or a foreign country are now eligible to refunds on ALL federal tax provisions that favor married couples who qualify. This comprehensive ruling and resulting IRS policy applies to same-sex marriages regardless of which state the couple lives in or are domicile. If you are legally married to your same-sex partner contact us to capitalize on this exciting news!Currently, fourteen states (including the District of Columbia) recognize same-sex marriage. These states are California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, and Vermont. The above named states have affirmed the right for same-sex couples to marry - whether by Court decision, legislative decision, or popular vote.

Former Detroit Pistons Owner's Estate Slam-Dunked with Taxes!

The IRS believes that the Estate of former owner of the Detroit Pistons, Bill Davidson, owes around $1.9 billion in total tax liability. The tax attorney defending Davidson's estate is gonna have a field day with this one. Davidson died on March 13, 2009 with his net worth estimated at $3 billion. The IRS has alleged that Bill Davidson did not properly account for huge gifts to family members and the value of stocks he had put in trust for his heirs.

Michael Jackson's Estate Tells the IRS to Beat It!

Michael Jackson's Estate for tax purposes is not Black or White, but decidedly a shade of grey. A $700 million deficiency exists between the amount the 2009 Jackson Estate paid and how much the IRS believes it should have paid. How could such a difference in calculations of taxable estate interest exist? Let your friendly Florida tax attorney take a good look at it:

Government Shutdown Assures the IRS Will Have Its Cake and Eat It Too

Taxpayers do not be fooled! The government shutdown is not a snow day for taxpayers. While tax courts are closed for the time being, federal courts remain open and taxpayers must comply with important deadlines because they will be upheld by the Internal Revenue Service.

Regarding Transparency: Offshore Bank Account Holders Beware

It's a common joke that if you have money, you can literally get away with murder. While this is the obvious case in a John Grisham novel or blockbuster film where financial crimes are traced to the darkest alleys of Gotham City, it somehow seemed to be the case in real life too where the guy with the offshore bank account ended up on a beach somewhere in Bermuda. I have little doubt that this type of clean getaway after the perpetration of a massive financial crime happened in the past.

Can the IRS Request Your QuickBooks Files?

Do South Florida business owners have to turn over their business accounting software files in an IRS audit? As many taxpayers know in the IRS examination of tax returns over the past few years, the IRS has increasingly requested the electronic files of accounting programs, such as QuickBooks or Peachtree.

That's Not Me! Identity Theft and Tax Fraud in Florida - What To Do Next Part 2

South Florida taxpayers need to take action against identity theft and tax fraud. Identity thieves can steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims, including you, without you even being aware of it for many months or even years. Generally, you do not find out that you are a victim until a long time after the damage has been done. To get started, all the thieves need is a small amount of information on you - your social security number, birth date, address, phone number, or similar information. If the thief can get one credit card in your name, they can use it to obtain further credit, ultimately adding to their credibility as you.

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