Tax Evasion Vs. Tax Fraud in California (2023) – What Is the Difference?

In the U.S., every individual and business is required to pay a variety of local, state, and federal taxes. When you fail to do so, you or your business can face severe penalties. Tax evasion and...

How Much Does a Tax Attorney Cost in California? (2023)

Taxes are a complex process no individual or business in the United States can ignore. From income tax to corporate and franchise taxes, it’s important that you are aware of how the different...

The Risks of Taking on the IRS Without Legal Help

The Risks of Taking on the IRS Without Legal Help posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. We’ve talked about a lot of critical tax issues on this blog in the past few...

Do You Owe the IRS? Here Are a Few Tips

Do You Owe the IRS? Here Are a Few Tips. On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. If you owe the IRS money and they take action against you, there are a number of things that you can do...

What is an Installment Agreement and How Does it Help You?

What is an Installment Agreement and How Does it Help You? Posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money due to back taxes, then you could...

IRS Will Inform You Numerous Times Before a Tax Lien

IRS Will Inform You Numerous Times Before a Tax Lien posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. About a month ago, we wrote a post about tax liens and why you will need legal help...

If You Are Dealing With a Lien, Consider an Attorney

If You Are Dealing With a Lien, Consider an Attorney posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. If you are unfamiliar with the world of tax law — and that’s understandable —...

Seeking Relief From the IRS for a Spouse’s Bad Filing, Part I

Seeking Relief From the IRS for a Spouse’s Bad Filing, Part I posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. Married people who file taxes jointly and leave it up to their spouse...

How to Approach an IRS Audit

How to Approach an IRS Audit posted on behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office. Getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service can be one of the worst moments in anyone’s life, and...

Understanding the 4 Types of IRS Installment Agreements: Part I

Understanding the 4 Types of IRS Installment Agreements: Part I On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Friday, September 4, 2015. If you owe a...

What Rights do Californians Have During a Tax Audit?

What Rights do Californians Have During a Tax Audit? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in IRS on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Receiving an audit notice from the IRS can make...

Celebrity Tax Troubles and What They Can Teach us: Part II

Celebrity Tax Troubles and What They Can Teach us: Part II On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Friday, August 7, 2015. In our last post, we began a...

Celebrity Tax Troubles and What They Can Teach Us: Part I

Celebrity Tax Troubles and What They Can Teach Us: Part I On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Friday, July 24, 2015. In June, we wrote about the...

This Kind of Charitable Activity Will Probably Get You Audited

In 2006 and 2007, a California veterinarian donated a group of fossilized trilobites to the California Academy of Sciences. The donation of these fossils, which are the remains of large marine...

Athletes in the Big Leagues Often Pay Big-League-Sized Taxes

Athletes in the Big Leagues Often Pay Big-League-Sized Taxes On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Thursday, July 2, 2015. We have previously written...

Anyone Can Face Tax Troubles, Including Celebrities

Anyone Can Face Tax Troubles, Including Celebrities On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Tax Liens on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Even with a good job and financially responsible...

Erroneous Tax Fraud Charges Can Still Hurt Business Owners

Erroneous Tax Fraud Charges Can Still Hurt Business Owners On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Tax Evasion on Thursday, June 11, 2015. In today’s media-saturated...

Let’s Make a Deal: Settling Tax Debt With An Offer In Compromise

Let’s Make a Deal: Settling Tax Debt With An Offer In Compromise On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Friday, June 5, 2015. When you owe the...

How Do I Start an Appeal of an IRS Audit?

How Do I Start an Appeal of an IRS Audit? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in IRS on Friday, June 5, 2015. While taxpayers can fight to protect themselves during an IRS...

Tax Fraud vs. Negligent Mistakes: How Does the IRS Decide?

Tax Fraud vs. Negligent Mistakes: How Does the IRS Decide? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Tax Evasion on Thursday, April 30, 2015. In our post last week, we began a...

Is Your Profession a Factor in Whether or Not You Get Audited?

Is Your Profession a Factor in Whether or Not You Get Audited? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Tax Evasion on Saturday, April 25, 2015. If the Internal Revenue Service...

Did You Report All Your Income to the IRS? Are You Sure?

Did You Report All Your Income to the IRS? Are You Sure? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in Back Taxes or Tax Debt on Friday, April 17, 2015. April 15th has come and gone....

Alternative Options May Be Available If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

We’re now less than a week away from the filing deadline for federal tax returns. Many of us procrastinate when it comes to filing because we have seemingly more important (or more...

Facing an IRS Audit: What Do I Do Now?

Facing an IRS Audit: What Do I Do Now? On behalf of Brian Coggins of Coggins Law Office posted in IRS on Friday, April 3, 2015. With the filing deadline for federal tax returns coming up in just a...