Lottery Jackpot We play the lottery jackpot when we are feeling lucky. But how does a winner ensure they stay lucky when they hit it big? Hitting the lottery jackpot might seem like a dream come true: by spending a few dollars and selecting a few numbers, a person can win an enormous amount of
RJS LAW San Diego Welcomes Of Counsel Andrea Cisneros Valdez
June 24, 2021 Andrea Cisneros Valdez has joined RJS LAW San Diego as an Of Counsel attorney. Ms. Cisneros Valdez brings her experience and knowledge to the firm’s Estate/Tax Planning, and Controversy Practice Groups. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – RJS LAW is pleased to announce Andrea Cisneros Valdez has joined the San Diego office as an Of
What Happens to My Tax Liens and Tax debts When I Die?
Tax Debts Oh no! You just discovered you owe back taxes, penalties, and interest for the past three years! You are just about ready to retire and hoping to keep all your money to enjoy your golden years. That vintage Mustang you have had your eye on is calling your name. Maybe if you just
When Does an IRS Tax Lien Expire?
If you fail to pay your federal income taxes (or what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says you owe), the government can use a variety of different tools to collect your tax debt. One of these tools is an IRS tax lien, which establishes a claim against your property. If you attempt to sell the
Paying Contractors in Cash – The Potential Tax Penalties
What are the risks of paying contractors in cash? If you make cash payments to independent contractors, the first thing you should know is that there is nothing inherently illegal about doing so. Cash is still a perfectly good form of payment.If you have cash on hand and want to use it to pay your
Can Tax Preparers Be Liable for Tax Mistakes?
When you hire a certified public accountant (CPA) or other tax professional to prepare your state or federal tax returns, you expect to be able to rely on the advice you receive. After all, you are paying for help, and you have chosen to hire a professional who holds himself or herself out as someone
Can a CPA Represent You in Tax Court?
If you are dealing with a tax liability issue with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and you are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution working with the IRS directly, then you may need to seek relief in the Tax Court. The Tax Court has jurisdiction over matters involving individual and business tax liability under the
Orange County Tax Attorney-Tax Penalties For the Uninsured
Tax Penalties For the Uninsured One of the issues that we are starting to see more of at our tax law offices in San Diego, El Cajon and Orange County revolves around tax penalties for not having health insurance. It may have been easy to ignore the tax penalties for the uninsured in the past,
What to Expect From a Tax Audit
Tax Audit “What to expect from a tax audit?” It’s the most common question we’re asked regarding audit notices when people come to our tax law offices in San Diego and Orange County. The letters typically arrive without warning and it catches taxpayers off-guard. In this post we’ll try to dispel some myths and explain
Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes
Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes The discussion continues and people are still debating the legal merits of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. But there is one area people on all sides of the issue can agree upon—the ruling adds a lot of uncertainty to tax and property issues across the country. At our