8/5/13

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by admin No Comments

One of the extraordinary things about parenthood is our willingness to help our children.  We as parents will undergo amazing hardships to help make their lives better, so they don’t suffer as we feel that we did. Unlike many parents, my father and mother felt very differently about life’s hardships.  They believed the trials and… Read more »


5/27/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

In my last article I stated that the exempt organization branch of the IRS was not vindictive or malicious and would not “target” conservatives or anyone else for abuse unless so directed. However, in my experience, that is not true of the audit division of the IRS.  New clients are often driven to seek my… Read more »


5/16/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

As you know, the IRS has admitted to targeting conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.  An audit by its internal affairs divisions confirmed this fact.  During Congressional hearings the head of the IRS tax exempt group refused to testify, asserting her 5th Amendment right against self incrimination in a potential criminal case. Here’s my… Read more »


4/20/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Many tax lawyers believe the most powerful weapon the IRS has is fear.  Last week we looked at fear that arises during an audit, when some IRS agents may deliberately and consciously use fear to force us into a settlement we believe is abusive. So today we are going to talk about other ways in… Read more »


3/31/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Many tax lawyers believe that the IRS’s greatest weapon is the use of fear.  After 35 years of tax practice, I am still astonished at some of the things IRS agents tell my clients before they retained a tax representative: So today we will address some of the common misconceptions in dealing with those few… Read more »


3/1/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

What should you do if an IRS agent shows up on your doorstep or at your business? I recently did work for an Arizona counselor famous for her work on depression.  During a conference, she told me she begins every session by asking her patients how they saw their circumstances.  In other words, she didn’t… Read more »


1/13

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

One of the greatest frustrations I have in my law practice is the number of people who come to see me so late in their case.  It seems that the gravity of their tax problems either does not register with them or is so frightening that they don’t want to face it.  The result of… Read more »


Mistakes Are Always Remembered

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by admin No Comments

My office neighbor is a marriage counselor. I used to have lunch with him once a month just so I could hear all the interesting stories he told. One of my favorites – every good deed by a husband is remembered for 3 days, every bad deed is remembered forever. Today I want to talk… Read more »


Company jets not a political problem

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

I hate politics and politicians. Today our country faces an economic crises. The Demo crats object to raising the debt ceiling unless there is a tax increase on the wealthy — most prominently repealing the “tax loopholes” for corporate jets. The Republicans object to any tax increases which may kill jobs. Stalemate! In my opinion… Read more »


Tips that will help you save on tax day

Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by admin No Comments

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson As I sit at my desk watching the stock market plummet, I can’t help but wonder what I can do to help. People are being hit hard by the government for more money. Sometimes it… Read more »