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Internal Revenue Service IRS TAX and United States Tax Court US TAX COURT released information regarding tax fraud related scams using the name of the IRS and US Tax Court.

“Taxpayers should take steps to keep their personal information out of the hands of identity thieves,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “That includes not falling for any of the phony e-mails or faxes now in circulation pretending to come from the IRS.”

Los Angeles Tax Attorney Internal Revenue Service IRS TAX today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

The rate will increase to 58.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2008. This is an increase of eight (8) cents from the 50.5 cent rate in effect for the first six months of 2008, as set forth in Internal Revenue Procedure 2007-70. IRS TAX AUDIT – Auto Expense Miles

In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2008. The IRS normally updates the mileage rates once a year in the fall for the next calendar year.

California Franchise Tax Board lists names of individuals and businesses that owe taxes to the state. Top 250 who owe taxes to California FTB

According to the FTB, there are several notable individuals owe a lot of taxes to FTB.

Among the list are O.J. Simpson, the comedian Sinbad, and Dionne Warwick, who owes over $2.7 million.

IRS Selects Tax Attorney From Los Angeles California

Los Angeles Tax Attorney – Internal Revenue Service Tax Attorney Donald L. Korb has selected David Hasen as the 2008-2009 Professor in Residence.

The IRS professor in residence reports directly to the IRS chief counsel and provides tax advice and assistance on a wide array of tax related legal issues within the scope of his or her legal expertise.

Orange County Tax Attorney – National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson announced today that the IRS will accept applications for a part-year Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grant from qualified organizations that will provide IRS tax services to qualified taxpayers in the following areas: Los Angeles, California; Central Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; St. Louis, Missouri; Brownsville and Laredo, Texas; Southwest Florida; New Mexico; Colorado; Mississippi; and Northeast Pennsylvania.

The supplemental application period for this grant will run from March 24, 2008, until April 24, 2008. The grant will cover the balance of the 2008 grant cycle (the 2008 grant cycle runs January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008), and successful applicants may be eligible for a regular full-year grant for the 2009 grant cycle.

LITCs are qualifying organizations that provide representation for free or for a nominal charge to low income taxpayers involved in tax disputes with the IRS. They also provide education on taxpayer rights and responsibilities to taxpayers for whom English is a second language.

Tax Attorney Advice – Each year there are over 10 million IRS taxpayers who haven’t filed their taxes or IRS 1040 tax return.

Taking the following action may save a lot of taxes and avoid criminal prosecution by the IRS. If you are being contacted by the IRS or are receiving threatening letters from the Internal Revenue Service, you may need to contact a tax attorney for guidance.

File All Tax Returns

Tax Attorney Analysis of Potential IRS Tax Court Ruling-Tax Audit or Tax Problem From Plastic Surgery Expense Deductions.

Los Angeles – San Franciso Tax Attorney – The rate of plastic surgery in California especially in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Newport Beach, Orange County, San Jose, San Franciso have seen dramatic increases over the last decade.

As tax attorneys, we are often asked by our clients in the entertainment industry whether certain surgical enhancements may be claimed as a deduction or expense.

California and Hawaii Taxpayers Struck by IRS Payroll Tax & Income Tax Problems Created by IRS Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance Schemes.

Los Angeles – San Jose Tax Attorney: According to the Internal Revenue Service, lawyers from the IRS with the support of tax attorneys from DOJ announced that IRS has obtained civil injunctions against more than 100 tax promoters of illegal IRS tax avoidance schemes and fraudulent IRS tax return preparers in an ongoing crackdown that began in 2001.

Many of the illegal tax promoters targeted taxpayers in Los Angeles, Alhambra Burbank Carson Cerritos Downey El Monte Lawndale Lomita Long Beach Oakland Palmdale Pasadena Pomona San Jose Santa Monica Studio City Van Nuys West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills with income tax and payroll tax avoidance schemes. These taxpayers along with the tax promoters may receive IRS tax audit notice as part of the ongoing IRS tax investigation.

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