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Decisions — Point of Interest


What’s the point?

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Decisions — Movin’ on


Moving tip number 8822: notify the IRS of your new address.

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Decisions — Which came first?


What came first, tax law or exclusions from tax law?

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Definitions — Curtailing the number


Voluntary truncation hardly sounds like an enjoyable pastime. But cutting off part of taxpayer identification numbers may be a way to reduce identity theft.

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Decisions — Form matters


Currently, the IRS website has about 900 forms that can be downloaded for filing purposes.

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Decisions — Power


A recent Office of Chief Counsel memo says the instructions for Form 2848 are not paragons of clarity on some issues.

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Definitions — Statistics and Acronyms


So what’s new with the IRS?

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Definitions — Not so strictly confidential


You’ve probably heard the old joke about life’s two rules. The first one is to never give out all the information.

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Decisions — The basis of the matter


Your basis in any partnership is the amount you have invested, and that’s especially true for tax law.

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Decisions– Your estimate may vary


According to an old expression, the only difference between an estimate and a guesstimate is the confidence of the person providing the answer.

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