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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

IRS Determination : You Have The Right To Contest

Appealing an IRS Determination
Appealing an IRS Determination – Is It Possible?

You've just undergone an exhaustive IRS audit and your worst fears were realized. You owe money. A lot of it. Money you don't even have.  You are now left with plenty of questions  yet not a ton of options.  At this juncture, you may feel inclined to toss your hands in the air, curl into the fetal position and drown out the world, but don't give up just yet.

Businesses, no matter how large or small, have the right to contest IRS determination in tax court.  What does this mean? It means that the IRS decision isn't necessarily final. If you are able to prove your case in court, you could manage to reduce the fees or eradicate them altogether.

Great!  How Do We Start?

How, when and where you present your case is ascertained by the IRS ruling itself, but first and foremost:

Make Sure  Your Appeal is Valid – To  have your  case effectively heard, it must first fall under the rule of law, tax law in particular.  When it comes to  a tax appeal for example, you can't claim an conscientious objection or exemptions based on moral or religious grounds.   After determining  if your case falls within legal parameters, you can either file a claim using tax form 12203 (for cases where a determination of of $25, 000 or lower was made) and presenting it to the tax courts. If the determination was higher than $25,000 dollars, you will need to  file a formal protest, which is a bit more involved.  After all pertinent information if received, the courts will schedule a conference where they'll address your concerns  and assess them for validity.

Know What You Are in For – Disputing a tax assessment is not the same as appealing a civil or criminal case.  One major difference is that you won't see the individual who audited you at this point.  Rather,  an appeals officers will be assigned  to your case and the process will begin with them. Because the appeals officer is unfamiliar with your case and  may not have ties with the agent who audited you,  you could feel as if you'd have a better chance at getting heard and resolving the matter  to your satisfaction.

File Within the Allotted Time Limits – bear in mind that there is a  tiny window of time to appeal the decision, usually  30 days.  If you don't file your appeal  within the scheduled frame, you will lose the right to have your case heard.    The process is informal and can be done via letter correspondence or in face to face meetings. If you fear  you won't have time to address the case, you should consider having someone serve as  representative in your stead.

Hire a Knowledgeable  Representative – In cases where you wish to appeal an IRS ruling, it is best to hire a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or  Agent  to go over your case and accompany you to hearings.  Someone ill equipped for the job  could end up costing you  your one chance to remove a heavy debt load from your shoulders.  If you decide to let someone speak on your behalf, be sure they have the expertise and know how to present your case well.

At the need of the day, most Americans are unaware that they can  even dispute an IRS audit ruling. If you have been audited recently, now would be to perfect time to claim your right to an appeal.  A step in the right direction would be to hire a expert CPA, such as the ones found at  GBC Income Tax Services of Atlanta.  Don't put your future as risk by doing nothing...start the appeals process and see what you can do to reverse  the decision and  get your business back on the fast track.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Facing the Dreaded Audit By The IRS

The Dreaded IRS Audit - What Actions You Should Take
The IRS has targeted you and your company for a comprehensive audit. 

You've done everything  humanly possible to avoid it, but  your worst fears have been realized. Before you  fling  yourself headlong into panic mode and start checking out real estate in Tahiti, relax. An audit  isn't necessarily the end of the world, especially if you know what to do  in preparation for one.

Great – I am Being Audited – Now What?

An audit can be particularly stressful for  both employer and employees alike.  While the business  owner worries about potentially  being fined, paying exorbitant fees or worse, going to jail, dependent  workers wonder if they could lose their primary source of income should the business go under.
With so much at stake, corporation undergoing a tax audit will need to ensure they have everything on hand to make the process go as smooth as possible.

Gather all pertinent file, records  and documents –this is  the most important aspect of preparedness that cannot be stressed enough. The inability to a locate or present documents  can provide IRS agents with enough fodder to fine   you or claim criminal intent on your part.   Indeed, companies that are able to provide relevant records and books are least likely to face serious consequence after an exhaustive audit.

Do Your Home work – A little research can go a long way in not only helping you feel more secure, but in educating you on what you will need throughout the IRS auditing process. One thing that may surprise you is that the IRS aren't the big evil boogeymen they are made out to be, in fact, they   will and often do consider the fact that employees are prone to human error.  At the end of the day, only a small handful of audits result in serious  citations, fines or arrests.    With that in mind, remember that  they will and often will pursue anything they think to be grossly out to of proportion with the facts presented.

Take a Deep Breathe and – Relax! – The last thing you want to do is raise suspicions that  you have something to hide by acting overly worried. That is not to say pretend everything is A-Okay—just don't get super worked up. Stressing over the matter won't help things anyway, as the best way to ensure you  are going to “beat the system”   is to  do everything in your power  to legally increase the odds of a positive outcome. Seeking the advice of  a well respected accounting firm like GBC Tax Services of Atlanta is one way to  do this.  By outsourcing, you can  go over what needs to be done prior to the IRS agency visit. You  will also be better equipped to ferret out potential problem and solutions before the big day arrives.  In any case, it is always wise to go with  proven experts in the field of accounting  so you know you  you'll be ready when the Tax man comes a-calling.

Once you’ve decided on an expert CPA,  you can have them represent you or be a  part of the process alongside you. In either case, it makes more sense to have a proven and trusted CPA at your side who will help you protect everything you're carefully built. They can also  help you  if you don't like the IRS determination, by taking your case to  tax court on appeal.

But no matter the outcome, it literally pays to do your homework.  Avoid  common business  pitfalls that  lead to  a  negative result after Internal Revenue evaluation by being  proactive on your own behalf. It is the only way to win at life as well as beat tax audits.

READ MORE GBC Tax Services Website
For All Your Accounting Needs Call GBC 678-366-9232

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Don't Fall Behind in Paying Your Small Business Taxes

Small and large businesses are
required to make scheduled
reports to the IRS.
Payroll taxes are all taxes that are collected, by federal, state, and local governments, based on salaries and wages paid to employees. These taxes must be withheld from wages by all businesses that have employees. 

These taxes are remitted on a monthly or semi-weekly basis, depending on the quantity owed. 

Businesses are also required to make regularly scheduled reports to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to state and local taxing agencies about the amount of taxes owed and paid. Self-employed persons are responsible for paying their own payroll or income taxes directly to the appropriate taxing entity.

  • Call GBC Services today for all your IRS needs at 678-366-9232.

Many small businesses fall behind in paying these taxes or filing the associated reports at some time during their existence. Such an error is, however, very costly because significant interest and penalties apply for late payment or nonpayment of payroll taxes.

Business Taxes 
Tax Withholding 
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Professional IRS Representation for Your Small Business Needs

GBC can help your company
with payroll tax problems.
There is a few things you should know about payroll taxes though, crucial knowledge that could help you avoid legitimate problems with the IRS as long as these rules of thumbs are followed and guidelines applied.

First things you need to know before getting Atlanta IRS representation is what to hold back from every employee's paycheck:
  • Federal (and if applicable state) income taxes
  • FICA contributions (for such programs as Social Security and Medicare) 

Other important notes for an employer to know to help them with their Atlanta payroll tax problems: 
  • How much income tax to withhold depends on the numbers of exemptions claimed by the employee.
  • FICA contributions from a percentage of gross earnings earned by the actual employee in which you must either match to a certain percentage, or fully.
  • Use a federal tax deposit form with your payment (makes things way easier)
If you do not send these to the IRS, then you may indeed find yourself needing Atlanta IRS representation.  The Atlanta IRS requires this information by federal law, so it is best to make sure you send it over:
  • Form 941 Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return. Form is filed every 3 months whilst your business maintains employees. This report shows the employees' federal income tax and FICA withheld for the previous quarter.
    Download Form 941
  • Form 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return or FUTA. Filed once a year, and is used to calculate federal unemployment tax. It is important to note that the FUTA tax is paid by the actual business and is not withed from the employee's check.
    Download Form 940
If you find yourself failing in this area of Atlanta IRS representation for your business, do not fret. The Atlanta IRS has reported that the vast majority of businesses are often late, or mess up, their taxes. While the Atlanta IRS considers payroll taxes the most serious of all the tax debts, often they will be willing to work with you as long as you pick the correct Atlanta IRS representation.  

Be careful with payroll taxes, as Atlanta IRS collectors can be extremely tenacious if you owe any payroll taxes whatsoever. 

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Press Release: Ghassan R. Ghraizi of GBC Services, LLC Authorized as Certifying Acceptance Agent for the IRS

Ghassan R. Ghraizi  of GBC Services, LLC Authorized as Certifying Acceptance Agent for the IRS

GBC Services, LLC., has long been a leader in Atlanta's financial sector, providing stellar services in the realm of tax preparation, human resource management, business consulting  and payroll services.
This is perhaps why GBC Service's own Ghassan R. Ghraizi was able to secure a brand new classification as  a Certifying Acceptance Agent for the IRS. As a Certifying Acceptance Agent, Ghassan R. Ghraizi is able to assist foreign nationals and aliens who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN) by providing them with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
An Individual Taxpayer Identification number, or ITIN, is required for foreign persons for federal and state individual income tax reporting. An ITIN does not authorize individuals to work in the US however, nor does it provide eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit or Social Security.  ITIN's are also issued regardless of an individual's immigration or alien residency status. 
Individuals who are most in need of an ITIN are: Non-residents who desire to file tax returns but are not SSN eligible, a U.S. resident alien (this classification is often based on the number of days one has been in the U.S.), dependent or spouse of a US citizen or resident immigrant who is not SSN eligible and for those who are dependents and spouses of a non-resident via holder.  Unless there is a special exception, all above individuals should have an ITIN.
As a Certifying Acceptance Agent with years of applied experience in the tax preparation field, Ghassan can help assist foreign nationals and immigrants who have to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. 
Providing crucial financial services is what GBC Services, LLC., does best.  Now, as a newly appointed Certifying Acceptance Agent,  Ghassan R. Ghraizi can  also give foreign clients  support when it comes to putting down roots in a new land.– wc 306


Ghassan R. Ghraizi
GBC Services, LLC
Certified Public Accountants
1950 North Park Place SE
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30339-2097

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Part 2 of 2 - The IRS Audit Monster – What Are the Chances of You Running into the Beast?

Avoid the headache -
Hire Real IRS Representation
The top 10 signals that send out red flags that alert the IRS audit monster to your business:
  • Inaccurate W-2/1099 reporting
  • Itemized deductions that are overly excessive
  • Hiding your cash receipts
  • Large charitable deductions
  • Informant
  • Large business expenses
  • Previous history of tax problems or IRS audits
  • Complex investment transactions
  • Complex business transactions
Depending on your business, you may have some of these red flags already lurking in your business. Some of them might be there and you may have no idea they exist until you get some real IRS assistance. Getting real IRS assistance means hiring real IRS representation, not just “googling” for answers that can help you solve your IRS trouble. Instead, get a professional who knows all the policies and laws for your area.

One of the best firms around when it comes to IRS representation is GBC Atlanta Income Tax Services, think of them as the light that can help frighten away the IRS audit monster.

Give GBC Atlanta Income Tax Services a call right now for the proper IRS representation and avoid the headaches of any further IRS troubles.

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Signs That Your Income Tax Preparer is Bad News : No Storefront

Bad Tax Preparer:
No Storefront
Warning Signs of the Bad Atlanta Georgia Income Tax Preparer:


They Look Like They're Officeless...

When I mean officeless, I mean a Georgia tax preparer's office is in a sign less building and a empty storefront. Sad for the ethically moral startup (or the skillfully incompetent but good hearted preparer) anyone who cannot generate enough business to invest in at least some nice branding probably should be avoided.

Would you really trust someone in a rotting can of an office with your most precious financial records? And to top it off you are trusting this person to give you good financial advice? Probably not the best of choices to get your Atlanta Georgia taxes done by.

Read Warning Sign 1: Asking You to Lie About How Giving You Are

GBC Income Tax Services is locate in Atlanta at 1950 North Park Place SE, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30339-2097.  Stop by today and let use help your with you State and Federal tax needs or any IRS Representation.
Read more about GBC Income Tax Services here.

Call GBC Income Tax Services today at 678-366-9232 for all your tax and IRS needs!


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