M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

Data Security Breach at IRS Disrupts Taxpayers and Tax Professionals

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 that criminals had fraudulently obtained the tax returns and account information of more than 100,000 taxpayers. The criminals used this information to file…more
| Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Data Security Breach at IRS Disrupts Taxpayers and Tax Professionals

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 that criminals had fraudulently obtained the tax returns and account information of more than 100,000 taxpayers. The criminals used this information to file…more
| Taxation

U.S. Taxpayers Living Overseas: The June 15th Automatic 2-Month Extended Deadline and Other Filings Extensions

While most U.S. taxpayers must file their taxes by April 15th, U.S. taxpayers living abroad have additional options to extend the deadline of their filing due date. These extensions provide convenience as well as important…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

M. Robinson Tax Law Specialists: 2015 Annual Tax Update

M. Robinson & Co., Tax Law Specialists, is pleased to invite you to our Annual Tax Update on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, providing a practical and authoritative update of significant areas of international,…more
| Taxation

Expect MDOR Audit Delays After the July 4, 2015 Holiday

Governor Charlie Baker’s recent plan to trim the number of Massachusetts employees was recently signed into law. According to published reports, more than half of all employees at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue are…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Preserving Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board Appeals Rights: Recent ATB Decision Highlights Three Traps for the Unwary

Phillips v. Commissioner of Revenue (ATB 2015-113 published on March 20, 2015) highlights three traps for the unwary that can hurt Massachusetts taxpayers. For example, it may be a trap to follow the appeals procedures set forth…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

No Fooling – Don’t Forget to Take Your First “Required Minimum Distribution” by April 1st

Generally, if you turned 70 ½ during 2014 and have a traditional IRA or other qualified retirement plan, you will need to take your first required minimum distribution (RMD) by April 1 of this year. This rule applies whether you…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Practice Tips for New Tax Associates

We are tax law specialists with a focus on international and Massachusetts taxation. I have drafted this memorandum to help new tax associates understand what is expected of them. This memorandum covers tips on drafting…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services, Taxation

Dealing with Erroneous FATCA Inquiries

A foreign bank asks our client to provide information that the bank is not required to provide IRS under FATCA. There are two possibilities. Our client can provide the information or our client can choose not to provide the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

IRS Clarification on Non-Willful Conduct Certification for Streamlined Offshore Compliance Procedures: Revisions to IRS Forms 14654 and 14653

Many U.S taxpayers are often surprised to discover that they have a U.S. tax reporting obligation on financial accounts or assets held overseas. Once they discover their obligation, there are a number of programs through which…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Choosing the “Right” Income Tax Return Preparer

The IRS audits about one taxpayer in ten who reports more than $1 million in income. Many of these taxpayers are at the height of their careers and cannot endure even a whiff of scandal. They need peace of mind so they can…more
| Taxation

Treasury Department Circular 230 Disclaimer Eliminated Form 2848 Incorporates Circular 230

Practitioners should remove any reference to a Circular 230 or IRS requirement in disclaimers sent with any written correspondence. The IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) may issue letters to some practitioners if…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

New IRS Appeals Procedures Complicate Tax Dispute Resolution

This article describes and evaluates the new IRS Appeals Office policy for handling IRS audit appeals. This new policy is known as the Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (“AJAC”) Project. The stated goals of the AJAC Project…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation

The Deadline Approaches for Requesting an Extension to Make a Portability Election under IRS Revenue Procedure 2014-18’s Simplified Method

In January 2014 the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2014-18 providing a simplified method for certain taxpayers to request an extension to make a portability election under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 2010(c)(5)(A). However, a deadline…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

IRS Updates to the Streamlined Compliance Procedures under the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: New Forms Standardize the Certification Requirement

On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced sweeping changes to the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). Since that time, additional clarification on procedural requirements has been issued. Most recently, as of August…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation
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The Landmark Building 160 Federal Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110, United States

Contact: Debbie Robinson

  • 617-428-6900
  • 617-428-0090

Areas of Practice
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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