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Best Way to Pay for a Bankruptcy is a Tax Refund

The Minnesota bankruptcy filing statistics are out for the month of March. Year over year, March of 2019 shows 70 fewer bankruptcy filings than there were in March of 2018. In March of 2018 there were 998 bankruptcy cases filed … Continue reading

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Does an IRS Appeals Protest Count as a Refund Claim?

Taxpayers generally have to submit refund claims to recoup taxes paid to the IRS. The law generally says that these claims have to be in writing, but not necessarily on the IRS’s official forms. Taxpayers submit a number of documents … Continue reading

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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Many people are expecting smaller tax refunds this year due to the recent overhaul of federal tax laws. In some cases, filers who are used to receiving a refund are discovering they owe money this year. For those of you … Continue reading

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I’M A BRITISH CITIZEN WHO SOLD MY LOS ANGELES REAL ESTATE THREE YEARS AGO AND I NEVER RECEIVED A REFUND OF MY $300,000 WITHHOLDING TAX IMPOSED BY FIRPTA. CAN I STILL GET MY $300,000 REFUND? YES!!!

By Michael W. Brooks, Esq. President DIRECTS At DIRECTS (Domestic and International Real Estate Closing Tax Services, Inc.), all day, every day, we work on tax matters relating to FIRPTA (the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act). We work … Continue reading

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No Refund For You! Voluntary Payment Defense Precludes Class Certification in Florida Red Light Camera Case

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal (“Fifth DCA”) upheld a denial of certification in a putative class action seeking refunds of fines paid under a red light camera ordinance, ruling that the application of the voluntary payment defense precluded findings … Continue reading

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