Long-term care — including nursing home care — is expensive. Generally, tax issues aren’t top of mind when someone enters a nursing home. But for those who pay the bills, there may be tax breaks that help offset the cost, such as the ability to deduct expenses that exceed a certain level. This article and a sidebar provide details.

When businesses receive large amounts of cash or cash equivalents, they may be required to report these transactions to the IRS. Specifically, a payment of more than $10,000 cash in one or more related transactions must be reported on a specific form. Although not all large cash payments are problematic, the goal is to help thwart illegal activities by making the source of the cash traceable.

Dividing a marital estate is rarely easy. But it’s made much harder if a divorcing spouse owns a private business and attempts to deflate profits or hide assets. Divorcing spouses — or their attorneys — who suspect this type of deception should engage a forensic accountant to investigate.

When taxpayers have seriously delinquent tax debt (SDTD), they may face more than financial consequences. That is, the IRS may revoke or limit their passports. How is SDTD defined? In 2022, an unpaid tax bill becomes an SDTD when the assessed federal tax liability exceeds $55,000, adjusted for inflation.