Lawyers Have Heart 5K Race – May 31, 2017

Boston Lawyers Have Heart
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...

Collection Agencies to Begin Collecting Old Tax Debts for IRS

Tax Evasion Boston Tax Attorney
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...

Warning – Scam Phone Calls Claiming to be the IRS

IRS Phone Scams
Have you received a threatening phone call claiming to be the IRS? The Internal Revenue Service has repeated its warning about phone scams demanding payment from taxpayers.  The scammers threaten taxpayers with arrest warrants and demand immediate payment. A friend of mine recently received one of these calls. The caller claimed to have an arrest warrant for my friend and threatened to send the warrant to his local police station if he didn't call back. Listen to the voicemail   ...

IRS Collection Dispute – McMahon & Associates Video Series

IRS Collection Dispute McMahon & Associates Boston Tax Attorney
IRS Collection Disputes Anyone involved in an IRS collection dispute understands how worrisome, disruptive and embarrassing a tax levy or lien can be. The numerous defenses and relief procedures available in tax collection disputes are as complex as any section of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax law firm of McMahon & Associates understands IRS collection disputes because all of our senior staff have worked for the IRS and we exclusively handle tax disputes. If you are facing a tax c...

IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – McMahon & Associates PC

IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Boston Tax Attorney Video
The IRS currently has two categories of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP): the regular OVDP program, which will accept any taxpayer not already under investigation, and the easier and less expansive streamlined OVDP program, which is simpler and quicker. The penalties and qualifying requirements vary greatly between the programs and it is imperative that you select the right one as you only get one shot at applying. Failure to select the right program would result in crimin...

Welcome to the Boston Tax Attorney Blog

Sean McMahon and Bill Lovett Boston Tax Attorneys
Written by two former government tax attorneys, our blog reports on the frequently changing landscape of IRS and state tax law enforcement. The IRS is targeting more taxpayers than it has in decades. It is conducting more audits and has launched new efforts in the area of foreign bank account reporting enforcement. We hope to share our views on the government’s evolving positions on tax evasion and enforcement efforts. We look forward to your comments, Bill Lovett and Sean McMahon

What do Bill Belichick and Tax Attorneys have in common?

Belichick doesn’t exactly evoke images of General Patton; he’s more like an outstanding tax attorney who is equally adept at avoiding eye contact as he is at finding every possible loophole to maximize your return (although he might get you audited every few years). -Andrew Perloff, "Against the Grain: The Patriots' biggest crime? Making football boring," Sports Illustrated, September 11, 2015.

Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Success September 24, 2015

Sean McMahon is on the Fairfield University Host Committee for "Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Success" a Briefcase Breakfast networking event on September 24. Invitation Featuring special guest panelists: Tim Conway '76 Fairfield University Trustee Founder and CEO of NewStar Financial Bill Crager '86 Fairfield University Trustee Co-founder and President of Envestnet Galen Vinter '09 Co-founder of ProjectPulse and moderator Katie Lapp '78 Fairfield University Trustee Exe...

Bill Lovett Speaking on Tax Panel at ABA Conference on March 3, 2015

Tax Enforcement - Domestic and Offshore, Thursday, March 3, 2015 at 11:15 am This panel is part of the American Bar Association's 29th Annual Institute on White Collar Crime being held this week in New Orleans. The panel will discuss the IRS and DOJ focus on ever-expanding enforcement against U.S. taxpayers with foreign bank accounts, banks, bankers, and professionals who assisted these taxpayers, as well as on continued actions against fraudulent return preparers, scheme promoters, busine...