IRS Appeals Office to Conduct In-person Conferences Again

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will once again conduct in-person conferences for field office appeals if requested by a taxpayer. This change in policy was announced by Andrew Keyso Jr., acting deputy chief of IRS Appeals at the recent American Bar Association tax section meeting in Austin, Texas and reported by Sony Kassam in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report®. Just last year in August 2016, the IRS changed its Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) making telephone conferences the default meth...
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Sean McMahon, Eric Rietveld and Elissa Sneider Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

D. Sean McMahon Super Lawyers
D. Sean McMahon, Eric Rietveld and Elissa Burton, from the Boston-based tax law firm McMahon & Associates, have been named to the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. Sean McMahon - Massachusetts Super Lawyers List in Tax Sean McMahon has been named to the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the tax area. He has been named to the list since 2013. Sean McMahon specializes in IRS tax disputes, audits, and appeals. He is a former Senior Attorney with the Internal Re...
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Sean McMahon to Speak on IRS Collections Panel at Tax Controversy Conference

D. Sean McMahon Boston Tax Attorney
Tax attorney D. Sean McMahon is speaking on the “Collection: New IRS Techniques and Key Taxpayer Strategies” panel December 7, 2017 at the the 2017 ABA 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 7th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy. The tax conference is an annual meeting of American Bar Association’s criminal tax defense bar. The program brings together high-level government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners engaged in all aspects...
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Lawyers Have Heart 5K Race – May 31, 2017

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May 31, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Lawyers Have Heart Boston There is still time to sign up and race or support a runner Lawyers Have Heart Lawyers Have Heart Boston is a 5K road race and summer celebration. Since 2008, Lawyers Have Heart in Boston has raised more than $2 million to benefit the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in support of the organization’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. More than 2000 members...
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McMahon & Associates’ Client Wins Appeal in Tax Case

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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in favor of McMahon & Associates’ client, Robyn Baker, in a tax dispute involving the division of assets in a divorce. The case is United States v. Scott G. Baker, Robyn Baker. The defendant, Scott G. Baker divorced his wife, Robyn Baker, in 2008 in order to fraudulently transfer assets and avoid some of his tax liability. The defendant owed more than $5 million dollars to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result of an a...
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ABA 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

The American Bar Association's (ABA) 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime is March 8-10, 2017 in Miami, FL. I will be there along with more than 1,200 other attorneys, judges, accountants and other professionals practicing in the white collar crime area. Be sure to complete Matt Kaiser's ABA White Collar Conference Bingo Card and check out his guide to the conference. See you at the Collora party!
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IRS Issues “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

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Sharing IRS Press Release IR-2017-37, Feb. 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the conclusion of its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The annual list highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers need to guard against ploys to steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes. "We continue to ...
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Howard Stern sued after airing private call between IRS agent and taxpayer

IRS Phone Scams
A U.S. taxpayer is suing Howard Stern and Howard Stern Production Company in Massachusetts District Court in Boston for airing her private call with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent. Prior to taking the taxpayer's call, the IRS agent had called into the Howard Stern show and had been placed on hold. Somehow the lines crossed and the Howard Stern show broadcast the private call. In a statement to WBZ, the IRS stated, “We are aware of this troubling situation, and we are currently reviewin...
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New IRS Compliance Campaigns for large businesses and International taxpayers

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) division announced a new series of campaigns targeting fraud and tax evasion by businesses with assets over $10 million and wealthy individuals with international tax compliance obligations. The new strategy moves towards issue-based examinations and a compliance campaign process in which LB&I decides which compliance issues present significant risk to require a response. LB&I identified the 13 campaigns th...
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