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How to gear up for tax law changes rolling out in 2014 by NYC Tax Advisors

These changes will have at least some impact on all individual and family policy holders and will also affect grandfathered policies that were effective on or before March 23, 2010.

Did You Know that God Commanded Bankruptcy Every Seven Years?

In the Old Testament God commanded that all debts in the entire nation of Israel be cancelled every seven years to keep people free, prevent financial slavery and keep people from becoming too materialistic and uncaring about other people. God would bless them to cancel. Bankruptcy is not evil.

Taxes Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Certain Federal Income Taxes and Other types of Taxes (Property, Sales, Excise, Gift Taxes), can be Discharged (Cancelled and Eliminated) in a personal Bankruptcy case.

ARE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES TREATED EQUALLY FOR FEDERAL TAX PURPOSES?

IRS says same-sex marriages are the same as traditional marriages for tax purposes.

Fulton County Bd. of Tax Assessors v. Calliope Properties, LLC

Fulton County appeals award of attorney's fees granted in ad valorem property tax appeal case.

Sherman v. Fulton County Board of Assessors et al.

4-3 decision of the Supreme Court of Georgia, reversing the trial court, completely decimating the sham, "phantom" bond financing structure practiced in Georgia, geared solely towards affording an unconstitutional tax abatement in favor of the developer/lessee.

Sherman v. Development Authority of Fulton County et al.

Development Authority of Fulton County Gets Spanked Again By the Georgia Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals vacates yet another fraudulent and sham "phantom" bond validation order coming out of the Superior Court of Fulton County. I represented the prevailing Appellant John S. Sherman.

Innocent Spouse Claims (UPDATE)

Recent changes in the IRS's policy regarding Innocent Spouse Relief may present a new opportunity for you to seek relief on equitable grounds under Internal Revenue Code §6015(f).

Identity Theft and the IRS

Identity theft is a very real problem in America. Every year, hundreds of thousands of innocent taxpayers face potentially serious tax, financial and personal problems because their identities have been stolen and used for illegal purposes.

Innocent Spouse Claims

Many married taxpayers choose to file joint tax returns because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax, and any additions to tax, interest or penalties that arise as a result of the joint return — even if they later divorce.

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