Are Wages Paid to Foreign Researcher Taxable in the U.S.?

If a researcher comes to the U.S. on an Exchange Visitor J-1 Status visa and is paid wages for research, are the wages taxable income? The answer is “maybe” according to Baturin v. Commissioner, 153 T.C. 10 (2019). Facts &… Read More The post Are Wages Paid to Foreign Researcher Taxable in the U.S.? appeared first…

IRS Says Extra Legroom for Flight is “Necessary” to Fly

If you pay an airline for premium economy seating, is the amount you pay subject to the air transportation excise tax for the airline? The answer depends on whether the seating is necessary. Given the smaller spaced allotted for each passenger, one conclude that premium seating is necessary. The IRS determined that it is in…Continue…

Qualifying for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

As tax attorneys in San Antonio, we see a lot of U.S. citizens whose oil-related jobs require they spend significant time overseas. The wages earned overseas can escape tax in the U.S. This is due to the foreign earned income exclusion. But this exclusion generates quite a few tax disputes with the IRS, which is…Continue…

Liability for Prior Real Estate Owner’s Unpaid IRS Taxes

Liability for Prior Real Estate Owner’s Unpaid IRS Taxes You have to be diligent if you buy real estate from someone who owes unpaid taxes to the IRS. There are instances where the IRS can collect the prior owner’s taxes from you as the purchaser of the property. The recent Shirehampton Drive Trust v. JP…Continue…

List of Common IRS Notices for Individual Taxpayers

The IRS collection notices and other tax notices on this page are commonly sent to individual filers using forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ to file their federal tax return. These are the most common IRS notices sent to individual taxpayers. CP 09 – Earned Income Credit You May Be Entitled To From IRS The IRS sends CP…Continue…