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Client Tax Liability settled for $150

On September 15th, Bartkus and Associates successfully settled a client’s Federal tax liability of over $24,000 for $150. The offer to settle was the result of the diligence our firm exercises in reaching the best results for it’s clients. “Having a settlement of less than a penny on the dollar for a tax payer who [...]

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Attorney Bartkus to speak at Chamber Event

Attorney Bartkus will be a featured panel member of experts at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce’s “How to Start a Business” series on Wednesday October 23rd, at the Ramada Inn, Whitehall from 5:30-7:30 pm. The four part series, held in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, is focused on entrepreneurs [...]

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Forty Under 40 Award

On June 11th, Attorney Scott V. Bartkus was honored by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal as a recipient of the “Forty under 40” award. The ceremony was held at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem to honor 40 of the region’s most accomplished young leaders . Award recipients were selected and recognized for their commitment to business [...]

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Taxes and the Current Real Estate Market

On Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Attorney Bartkus will be serving on the landlord-tenant panel for the Lehigh Valley Wholesale Real Estate Investor Group, where he will be discussing tax implications of short sales, foreclosures and other events real estate owners are facing in today’s environment. It will be held at the [...]

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Asset Protection for Business Owners

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Attorney Scott Bartkus will be presenting “Asset Protection Basics for Business Owners” as part of the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce “Ask the Experts” series.  The lecture will run from 8:00-9:00 am and will be held at the Whitehall Township Public Library.  Reservations Required. Please e-mail the Chamber: exec@waccpa.org for more information.

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Social Media and Your Business

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Hotel Bethlehem, The Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal will be hosting a panel discussion on the impacts of Social Media and your business. Attorney Bartkus will be one of the panelists fielding questions on the evolving legal aspects of Social Media.

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Attorney Bartkus on Small Business Forum Panel August 18th

On August 18th, Attorney Bartkus will be serving on the Small Business Forum panel for the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.  Please visit  www.waccpa.org for more information and to register online.

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Attorney Client Privledge with tax matters

The confidential privilege created by IRC section 7525 is not universal as it applies to tax professionals. It applies only in non-criminal tax cases. Code section 7525(a)(2). Thus, in any criminal case or investigation, the communications with NON-attorneys are not protected, even if the communications originated in a civil context. See Chief Counsel Advice Memo. [...]

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After You File Your Taxes

What Happens after I File?  Now that the federal income tax filing deadline is in your rear-view mirror, what happens after you file? A lot of taxpayers have post tax-filing questions such as what records do I keep and more importantly, “Where’s my Refund?” The IRS has answers for you below.  Refund Information You can [...]

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Welcome to the Bartkus Blog

Welcome to The Bartkus Blog.  Please check back often for our latest news, tax tips and seminars.

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