All of Georgia Now Eligible for Disaster Tax Relief

Hurricane Irma victims in the entire state of Georgia now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments.

This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that ran out on Sept. . . . → Read More: All of Georgia Now Eligible for Disaster Tax Relief

Eastern District of Missouri Has New Trustee

Diana Daugherty received her B.S. in Finance from St. Louis University in 1984 and graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1987. She clerked at the Missouri Court of Appeals for three years and held the position of staff attorney for John V. LaBarge, Jr., the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern . . . → Read More: Eastern District of Missouri Has New Trustee

Meet the Trustee

Sabrina L. McKinney is a native of Autauga County Alabama, received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1990 and her J.D. from Jones School of Law in 1993. After law school, she was in private practice where her focus was on plaintiff’s litigation, decedent’s estates, creditor’s rights and the representation of creditors in . . . → Read More: Meet the Trustee

Basic Tax Tips for the Sharing Economy

If taxpayers use one of the many online platforms to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides or a number of other goods or services, they may be involved in the sharing economy. The IRS now offers a Sharing Economy Tax Center. This site helps taxpayers find the resources they need to help them . . . → Read More: Basic Tax Tips for the Sharing Economy

IRS Phone Scams a Serious Threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers.

During filing season, the IRS generally sees a surge in scam phone calls that threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise at . . . → Read More: IRS Phone Scams a Serious Threat

Who Will Prepare Your Tax Return?

WASHINGTON – As the start of tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return. The IRS will begin processing tax returns on Monday, January 23. Many software companies and tax professionals will accept and submit tax returns before the . . . → Read More: Who Will Prepare Your Tax Return?

What to Know About Health Coverage Information Statements You May Receive in 2017

Many individuals will receive ACA information statements from their employer or coverage provider by early March in 2017 about their 2016 health insurance coverage:

Form 1095-B, Health Coverage Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage

Here is information about these forms:

1095-B Sent to Individuals who had health coverage for themselves or their . . . → Read More: What to Know About Health Coverage Information Statements You May Receive in 2017

Put Student Loan Debt Back Where It Belongs: In Bankruptcy

By Leon D. Bayer, Bayer, Wishman & Leotta (Los Angeles, CA)

Once upon a time there was no student loan crisis. Back then we had a simple test for giving student loan debt relief to borrowers who claim they can’t pay. If the requirements were met, student loans were discharged in bankruptcy. Borrowers who . . . → Read More: Put Student Loan Debt Back Where It Belongs: In Bankruptcy

Women are Leading in Atlanta

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American College of Bankruptcy & Chapter 13 Trustees: Beverly Burden Elected as a Fellow

By Michael B. Joseph, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Delaware

It is with great pleasure to announce that Chapter 13 Trustee Beverly M. Burden has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She will be formally inducted in Class 28 at ceremonies to be held on March . . . → Read More: American College of Bankruptcy & Chapter 13 Trustees: Beverly Burden Elected as a Fellow