Focus - Spring 2013

In This Issue:

- IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks

- Amazing Clients®: Ravago: A Big Company with a Low Profile

- When is a Mom not a Mom?: De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts

- Can the Private Sector Help Solve the Infrastructure Funding Gap?

- Excerpt from IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax audits are at the least frustrating annoyances, and at worst nerve-wracking anxieties and distractions for the subject individuals and businesses. An audit can close with agreement on adjustments or lead to collection proceedings which can morph into an offer and compromise to extinguish the tax liability for a reduced lump sum payment based on inability to pay the full assessed tax amount due. Alternatively, should the taxpayer be unable to pay the tax obligation after the audit, long term installment payment agreements can be entered into with the IRS. Revenue officers who conduct the collections process have broad leverage and supervised discretion, and unfortunately on occasion little sympathy for the taxpayer who has shirked his, her or its tax obligations....

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