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Evan S. Golar

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    Former NYS Sales & Use Tax Auditor


    Former Board Member of a local Credit Union, Former Treasurer of a Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners

    In addition to commercial business and tax clients, am familiar with exempt organization requirements.

    Past Board Member of Rockland Independent Living Center that advocates for people with disabilities.

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  1. Evan S. Golar

    Conundrum (HOH/EIC)

    I got a good laugh just reading Illmas's story. How's that?
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    Conundrum (HOH/EIC)

    What were the addresses on driver licenses and voting records? Did the client ever provide IRS with Form 8822 - change of address?
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    Tips -> W-2 -> 1120

    The tip portion the waitresses received is not an employer expense. Only the employer's portion of the FICA/Medicare on the tips is an employer payroll tax.
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    Interesting story - about 30 years ago I got a new family for a client - parents and 2 teen-age sons. One son also had same name as his father except for middle initial. When that son showed me his W-2 - it had the father's Social Security number on it. Since he didn't have his own Social Security number with him at the time he applied for the job - he knew his father's number and used that - figuring with the same name IRS wouldn't know the difference.
  5. The only other provision discussed in all my TCJA materials is the extension of Tuition and Fees deduction until 12/31/17 - so I guess that's out for 2018. Alimony is gone, as well as moving expenses except if in connection with a military move.
  6. I don't care about the knighthood - apparently you can't take it when the joke is on you. Apparently it's okay to tease others on this board - but when it's done to you you can't take it. As Judge Judy says, "that fits into the category of "too bad"
  7. Maybe they're part of the IRS's release of questions by 2025 The IRS has released questions which will appear on the 8867 by the year 2025. These are the people who insist that tax preparers are not auditors.
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    CPE recommendation?

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    CPE recommendation?

    Every practitioner has his/her preferences for how they obtain their CPE and what they look for in the way of results. I have long ago stopped at going to these for-profit factories of national programs, as they are primarily in business to use registration lists as feeders for other products and services they provide. My preferences at this point are either online webinars sponsored by or associated with professional societies that are geared towards issues effecting a great majority of its members, as well as self-study CPE purchased from certain specific publishers I have great satisfaction from because their references materials are excellent so long as the law remains unchanged. Yes - I do use cpaacademy.com because the courses are free.
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    Past Tax Return

    Start with 2008 first, as there may be carryover issues that go forward. Realize that refunds owed for past 3 years are forfeited.
  11. What Governor Cuomo is fighting for is for real estate owners to get the maximum deduction for real estate taxes - not the state income tax. State income taxes are not deductible to arrive at a state tax liability. There's a difference.
  12. This IS a state issue because the restriction in the amount a taxpayer is entitled to deduct for state income taxes and real estate taxes is greatly restricted, and will reduce the real estate values of taxpayers' homes. As well - unless the state legislatures act - it will increase the taxable income to the states (for those that follow the Federal format) by reducing the deductible real estate taxes on the state returns. THAT'S HOW it's a STATE ISSUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    3115 for understated basis for depreciation

    Wouldn't this also require, in addition to the 3115, a 481(a) cumulative adjustment on an expense line?
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    Maybe this Audit Technique Guide can help you find what you need: http://www.unclefed.com/SurviveIRS/MSSP/hardwd.pdf#xml=http://search.atomz.com/search/pdfhelper.tk?sp_o=4,100000,0
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    1040 PostCard

    I haven't seen the IRS publicize the time element involved in reading and learning the tax law and then reading the instructions to fill out the forms.