Entries by Craig Smalley

A New Trend…

I have met with a lot of clients this year, and there is a growing trend that most people need to be made aware of.  For some various reasons (we will get into them later), workers are being misclassified.   This seems to happen more in the creative industry, but it is making its way into […]

Taxpayer Advocate – Our Secret Weapon

In 1998, Congress held hearings in regards to the collections practices of the Internal Revenue Service.  The agency was under heavy scrutiny because they were using questionable collections tactics, which were, as some Congresspersons said, worse than the Mafia.  These practices included wrongfully seizing assets, wrongfully levying accounts, and horrendous harassment.  Out of these hearings […]

What Are Your Chances Of Being Audited?

Have you ever wanted to know what your chances are of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service? The IRS has issued its annual data book, which provides statistical data on activities conducted by IRS from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013, and includes information about returns filed, taxes collected, enforcement, taxpayer assistance and […]