Notice of Deficiency: Your Ticket to U.S. Tax Court

What is a Notice of Deficiency?  A Notice of Deficiency issued by the IRS serves as a taxpayer’s final notice of additional tax owed. The notice is generally issued after the IRS audits a taxpayer and proposes changes to a tax return. More importantly, a Notice of Deficiency is a legal document that allows a taxpayer to challenge the IRS in U.S. Tax Court without having to first pay the additional…

2022 Military State Tax Guide

The American Bar Association Tax Tax Section published its 2022 Military State Tax Guide, featuring contributions from Attorney & CPA Tyler DeWitt. The guide covers state income tax topics and issues especially relevant for members of the military. You can view the guide by clicking the link below. 2022 Military State Tax Guide (February 2022)

Tyler DeWitt Rated by Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Tax Practice Area

For the third year in a row, Tyler DeWitt has been rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the practice area of tax, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. The designation signifies that he is a top-rated tax attorney as recognized by peers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate…

Suspension or Expulsion from the IRS e-File Program: What Preparers Need to Know

The IRS strictly regulates tax professionals and firms (referred to as “Providers”) and maintains wide discretion in suspending or expelling Providers from the IRS e-file program. When a Provider is suspended or expelled, any tax returns that are electronically filed under their Electronic Filing Identification Number (“EFIN”) are automatically rejected by the IRS. Over the years, I have represented Providers who suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves fighting to keep their…

IRS CP2000 Notice – What to Do and How to Respond

The Internal Revenue Service’s CP2000 notice is a computer-generated notice received by taxpayers after filing an income tax return. The purpose of a CP2000 notice is to inform a taxpayer that information the I.R.S. received from third parties (employers, banks, brokerages, etc.) does not match the information reported on the taxpayer’s return. Taxpayers often receive CP2000 notices when taxpayers’ income or payment is inaccurately reported or unreported on their tax…

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