IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide, Attorneys

IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide, Attorneys

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How can a law practice survive . . . The first major overhaul of the tax audit system in the past 50 years? MSSP, an organized IRS program that targets the legal profession? Specially trained IRS agents with unprecedented fingertip access to public archives, industry statistics, and the tax history of any business? With IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide Attorneys New strategies and techniques for audit self-defense And don't miss these other IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guides available now from Wiley: Bars and Restaurants Bed and Breakfasts Trucking Industry Attorneys are a prime target of the IRS's Market Segment Specialization Program (MSSP). Using a newly developed industry specific Audit Technique Guide and the latest in computer and communications technology, IRS agents specially trained in the finer points of legal practice operations and accounting are putting the tax returns of thousands of businesses under a very powerful microscope. Now more than ever, it is vital for CPAs and attorneys to anticipate IRS actions in order to avoid an audit or to survive one should it occur. IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide: Attorneys helps law practices prepare for this intensified scrutiny. It explains the issues in the IRS's MSSP Audit Technique Guide for attorneys and describes specific changes in the IRS approach to examining their tax returns. Prescribing a series of audit self-protection strategies and techniques for the entire profession, authors Daniel Baran, former IRS agent Gerald Bernard, and attorney James Brown bring almost 60 years of combined experience to bear in analyzing the program's effects on key areas of taxation. Topics covered include: Sources of income Expenses and record keeping Accounting periods and methods Employee and independent contractor issues Establishing, purchasing, or buying into a practice Attorney-client privilege and other special issues. Supplemented with relevant IRS forms and regulations, this is the ultimate road map to the changing tax landscape for CPAs and attorneys.However, taxes paid for the maintenance and repair of existing local benefits are deductible. ... Regulation Section 1 .162-4 (see Appendix C) allows deductions for the cost of incidental repairs that keep property or a piece of equipment inanbsp;...

Title:IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide, Attorneys
Author:Daniel J. Baran, James E. Brown
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Incorporated - 1997-01-25


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