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Newly revised estimated tax form and publication can help people pay the right amount
With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded the many self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the first estimated tax payment...
Fiscal stability plan must proceed at a slower pace
Acknowledging that legislators are unlikely this spring to enact their complete, multi-tiered plan to stabilize Connecticut’s finances, the leaders of a key state panel have agreed to pursue a piecemeal approach — for now. But the principals...
DRS: Newegg Online Sales Will Comply with CT State Sales Tax Collection
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan announced today that Newegg Inc., a California-based online retailer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, will collect and remit sales tax on sales made into...
Federal spending bill includes tax provisions
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, H.R. 1625, which is the $1.3 trillion spending bill that Congress passed on Friday, contains a few tax-related provisions, including funding for the IRS and technical corrections to various recent pieces...
IRS encourages ‘Paycheck Checkup’ for taxpayers to check their withholding; special week focuses on changes
Launching a special week of activities, the Internal Revenue Service today continued its effort to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for their...
What Tax Reform Means for Small Business Owners
The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has the business world, including smaller companies, scrambling to figure out the implications and opportunities. One of the major changes is a steep drop in the corporate tax rate, from 35% to 21%, but that only...
Moody’s: Connecticut Cities and Towns Feel Pressured By State’s Fiscal Woes
Connecticut’s cities and towns will continue to feel financial pressure based on their exposure to fiscal uncertainties and adverse economic and demographic trends, according to a new report released by Moody’s Investors Service
CTCPA Fighting to Preserve CPAs’ Expert Testimony and Valuation Services in Property Tax Issues
The CTCPA is fighting diligently to preserve the ability of CPAs – in municipal property tax appeals – to perform valuation services, serve as expert witnesses before the court, and, in general, represent their clients in related...
Four Months Later, A State Budget Deficit Still Lingers
The state budget is expected to end the year in the red by about $192.7 million.
IRS Security Summit urges tax pros to protect their identification numbers: EFINs, PTINs, CAF numbers
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax practitioners to maintain and monitor their Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) and Centralized Authorization File (CAF) numbers to help safeguard...

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  Connecticut CPA magazine feature
The IRS Disqualified Employment Tax Levy:
Just When the Client Thought It Was Safe to Owe Money Again …

By Lauren M. McNair, Esq. and Eric L. Green, Esq., Green & Sklarz LLC

Your client calls frantic one morning just as you are sitting down to your desk. “Joe, what’s up?” you ask genially as you reach for your coffee.

“The IRS just cleaned out my bank account!” yells Joe.

“What do you mean? We worked out a payment plan a year ago at our Collection Due Process hearing with the settlement officer. I thought you paid that off.”