Taxpertise ~ Bonnie Lee

Bonnie Lee Bonnie Lee founded Taxpertise in 1982 to represent taxpayers in audits, offers in compromise, tax problem resolution, tax preparation, tax planning, and to help non-filers safely re-enter the tax system. She is the author of "Taxpertise, The Complete Book of Dirty Little Secrets and Hidden Deductions for Small Business that the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Know.” Her office is at 450 2nd Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476 Contact her at 935.1755 or [email protected]


Countdown to tax season

Posted on February 8, 2016

Dear Bonnie, I have made a New Year’s resolution to really buckle down on taking care of my finances. I hate the whole idea, especially... Continue

Deducting losses from a federally declared disaster

Posted on September 30, 2015
Deducting losses from a federally declared disaster

I may have lost my second home in the forest of Middletown to the Valley Fire — as of this writing, I don’t know. The roads... Continue

Weed, taxes and Tommy Chong

Posted on September 8, 2015

Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame, has recently added entrepreneur to his list of achievements. But the businessman is staying in... Continue

Taxes are filed – now what?

Posted on June 12, 2015

If you filed your tax return by April 15, you can exhale, kick back and wait for your refund – if you’re getting one. Here are... Continue

Obamacare, Form 1095-A, and the premium tax credit

Posted on April 7, 2015
Obamacare, Form 1095-A, and the premium tax credit

Dear Bonnie, I received a form in the mail called a 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. I guess this is for my taxes but... Continue

Five tax tips to start the New Year

Posted on February 5, 2015

Happy 2015! If you have already made those ever-challenging New Year’s resolutions, you may want to add a few more. Sometimes resolutions... Continue

The tax consequences of losing your job

Posted on September 4, 2014

 Dear Bonnie, I lost my job and am now on unemployment. Do I have to pay taxes on that? I understand that there are all kinds of other... Continue

I bought a rental — what can I write off?

Posted on July 2, 2014

Dear Bonnie, I just bought my first rental property. I can write off the closing costs, right? What else can I write off? J.K., Sonoma Dear... Continue

7 tips for negotiating with the IRS

Posted on May 28, 2014

Dear Bonnie, I have some tax problems and find that I will soon have to deal with the people at the IRS. Needless to say, I’m terrified.... Continue

What if I can’t pay all my taxes?

Posted on April 17, 2014

Dear Bonnie,  I own my own business and was surprised at how much tax I owed for 2013. I hadn’t paid enough in with estimate tax... Continue

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