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Arlint CPA Las Vegas NV

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Cort Arint a certified public accountant talks about CPA’s and what they do. He also addresses how to pick the right CPA for your tax, accounting or audit needs.

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Arlint CPA Henderson NV

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Cort Arlint, Esq., CPA MBA talks about his firm Arlint CPA. A certified public accounting firm in Henderson Nevada. For more information check out the website at www.arlintcpa.com.

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How to Avoid an IRS Audit

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Cort Arlint, Esq., CPA, MBA talks about some of the strategies you can use to avoid and IRS audit.

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What’s the difference between enrolled agents, CPAs and tax attorneys

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Information from Cort Arlint about the different types of tax professionals and why you would chose one over another.

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The tax records required in an IRS audit

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Rule of Thumb:  Keep all tax records for income and expenses for at least 3 years.

If you are selected for an audit the auditor will want to see the following documents:

  • Bills
  • Credit card and other receipts
  • Invoices
  • Mileage logs
  • Canceled, imaged or substitute checks or any other proof of payment
  • Any other records to support deductions or credits you claim on your return

You should normally keep records relating to property until at least three years after you sell or otherwise dispose of the property. Examples ...

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Top Ten Tax Tips for Amending a Tax Return

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Ten Facts from the IRS about Amending Your Tax Return

If you discover an error after you file your tax return, you can correct it by amending your return. Here are ten facts from the Internal Revenue Service about amending your federal tax return:

1. When to amend a return You should file an amended return if your filing status, your dependents, your total income or your deductions or credits were reported incorrectly.

2. When NOT to amend a return ...

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How to Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity

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How to Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity

Suspected tax fraud can be reported to the IRS using Form 3949-A, Information Referral. The completed form or a letter detailing the alleged fraudulent activity should be addressed to the Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA, 93888. The mailing should include specific information about who is being reported, the activity being reported, how the activity became known, when the alleged violation took place, the amount of money involved and any other information that might be ...

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What is an IRS Audit?

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An IRS audit is a review/examination of an organization’s or individual’s accounts and financial information to ensure information is being reported correctly, according to the tax laws, to verify the amount of tax reported is accurate.

Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights and Claims for Refund explains the audit process in more detail.

 

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IRS Audit Selection

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Audit Selection

Selecting a return for audit does not always suggest that an error has been made. Returns are selected using a variety of methods, including:

Random selection and computer screening – sometimes returns are selected based solely on a statistical formula.
Document matching – when payor records, such as Forms W-2 or Form 1099, don’t match the information reported.
Related examinations – returns may be selected for audit when they involve issues or transactions with other taxpayers, such as business partners ...

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IRS Audit Methods

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An audit may be conducted by mail or through an in-person interview and review of the taxpayer’s records. The interview may be at an IRS office (office audit) or at the taxpayer’s home, place of business, or accountant’s office (field audit). The IRS will tell you what records are needed. Audits can result in no changes or changes. Any proposed changes to your return will be explained.

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