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How to Request an IRS Private Letter Ruling

The Perturbing New Treatment of Patents Under the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA)

How to Request an IRS Private Letter Ruling. The first revenue procedure published each year provides the necessary guidance to request a letter ruling. The current guidance is in IRS Rev. Proc. 2011-1. A private letter ruling (PLR) is a written

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Domestic Partners: Income Reporting

The IRS issued three rulings in 2010 to address how the income of registered domestic partners in California should be reported and taxed for both state and federal income tax purposes. In Chief Counsel Advice 201021050, the IRS determined that for tax years beginning after December

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Posted in Family, Foreign Income, Marriage, Offer In Compromise, Paying Taxes, Private Letter Ruling, Tax Guidance & Preparation, Uncertain Tax Position

Tax Strategy Patents + Patent Applications

I am opposed to all tax strategy patents.  They are bad public policy and harmful to taxpayers and their advisers.  No one should have a monopoly on part of the tax code and no taxpayer should be subject to paying

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Posted in Abusive Tax Shelter, Colorado Department of Revenue, Estimated Taxes, IRS Appeal, IRS Audit, IRS Collections, IRS Enforcement, IRS Examination, IRS Levy, IRS Lien, IRS Mediation, IRS Penalties, IRS Penalty and Interest Abatement, Private Letter Ruling, Tax Abuse, Tax Problems & Requests, Tax Relief, Tax Whistle Blower

Colorado Department of Revenue Private Letter Rulings

The Colorado Department of Revenue is now accepting requests for general information letters. This program was previously suspended because of significant shortfalls in the state's revenue and reductions in the department's operating budget. General information letters provide businesses and individuals

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