Taxtalk: A New Series

In the coming days, look for the first post in an occasional series called “Taxtalk.” The series will look at a variety of issues related to taxes, but will not provide advice for preparing tax filings. Instead, Taxtalk will be a sort of insider’s account of what it’s like to be a “tax professional.” The first post in the series, “Praying on Desperation,” deals with the recent settlement between the Internal Revenue Service and so-called tax-resolution firms.

To comply with Internal Revenue Service regulations as codified in Circular 230, the following disclaimer is made:

Pursuant to U.S. Treasury Department Regulations, I (we) must inform you that any tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (1) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.