Massachusetts Department of Revenue Point of Sale System Audits

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Sales and Use Tax and Meals Tax Vendors - Beware of Your Point of Sale System On March 3rd, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) published Directive 16-1, which is aimed at Recordkeeping Requirements for Sales and Use Tax and Meal Tax Vendors that use Point of Sale (POS) Systems. While the recordkeeping requirements are germane and typical, the Directive also requires that the POS system utilized by the Vendor must “provide enough detail to independently determine the taxability ...
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Sean McMahon, Eric Rietveld and Elissa Sneider Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

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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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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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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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Collection Agencies to Begin Collecting Old Tax Debts for IRS

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IRS Hires Private Debt Collectors Starting in the Spring of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will use four private debt collection companies to recover old tax debts. Congress authorized the use of private collection agencies in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). If you owe money to the IRS, your tax debt may be handed over to one of four private collection agencies selected by the IRS to try to recover old tax debts. Don’t Fall Victim to a Tax Scam Ta...
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Justice Department Reaches Final Resolutions Under Swiss Bank Program

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In a press release, the Department of Justice announced that “it has reached final resolutions with banks that have met the requirements of the Swiss Bank Program.  The Program provided a path for Swiss banks to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the United States, and to cooperate in the Department’s ongoing investigations of the use of foreign bank accounts to commit tax evasion.  The Program also provided a path for those Swiss banks that were not engaged in wrongful acts but nonethele...
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Lavish Holiday Shopping May Get You into Trouble with the IRS

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Your lavish spending on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holidays could land you in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Extravagant purchases may indicate to the IRS that you have not fully reported all of your income on your tax returns. IRS agents can perform examinations to determine whether your extravagant lifestyle is inline with your reported income. If the IRS spots you driving that new Tesla you purchase for your wife as a gift, you could be subject to an IRS examinati...
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33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

Bill Lovett and Sean McMahon will be attending the 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy. We hope to see you there! Date: December 7-9, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, NV Register Here This program brings together high-level government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax defense. Curriculum topics include:...
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Complex Business Tax Disputes – McMahon & Associates PC

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Businesses must contend with a multitude of tax issues, any of which can create large problems for the business and its owners. The complexities of business accounting and the tax code often produce complex business tax disputes without a clear answer. One of the most surprising issues we frequently see affecting small and medium sized businesses is personal liability of the managing individuals for unpaid payroll taxes. Although operating a business through an entity is supposed to protect t...
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Introducing McMahon & Associates IRS Tax Attorneys – Video Series

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  When you need heart surgery, you want a heart surgeon, not your primary care physician. When the IRS comes knocking at your door, you want experienced tax counsel. McMahon & Associates exclusively handles IRS tax disputes. It the IRS is coming after you for an audit, an undeclared foreign bank account or trying to seize your property, you need a tax specialist who knows the IRS inside and out. Visit McMahon & Associates for more information. Watch more videos: ...
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