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Time for a Checkup..Paycheck Checkup

2019-06-10T21:41:59+00:00June 10th, 2019|

 IRS continues campaign to encourage taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup; use Withholding Calculator to help get right amount for 2019

IR-2019-107, June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today launched a special week-long  campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax […]

E-file Day!

2019-04-16T21:51:34+00:00April 16th, 2019|

Important news — E-file returns that are rejected as of April 15th will be considered timely filed if they are accepted by April 20th.

IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension or making a payment, the IRS website can help last-minute […]

Five Tax Refund Myths

2019-04-11T13:08:20+00:00April 10th, 2019|

 

WASHINGTON ― As the April tax-filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service understands that taxpayers are anxious to get details about their tax refunds. This has led to a number of common myths about refunds that often circulate on social media.

While there’s no secret way for taxpayers to find out when their refund will be […]

Free Upcoming IRS Webinar

2019-04-03T19:31:10+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a free webinar.  They’ll be  focusing on the importance of filing a return on time, even if the tax due cannot be paid.

Though primarily designed for tax professionals, many people who prepare their own returns may find this webinar helpful. The webinar, “Filing is the Thing to Do, […]

Offshore Accounts: Dirty Dozen List Continues

2019-03-21T17:51:24+00:00March 21st, 2019|

WASHINGTON — Hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on the Internal Revenue Service’s “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for 2019.

Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime, including offshore schemes. Many of these peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns […]

“Dirty Dozen” List Continues

2019-03-18T16:58:45+00:00March 18th, 2019|

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is still warning taxpayers to avoid schemes involving falsifying income, including the creation of bogus Forms 1099.

Con artists commonly use this trick as well as related scams designed to get taxpayers to erroneously claim tax credits they aren’t entitled to.

The warning about falsified income came as part of the […]

Phising Schemes: Don’t Be a Victim to Fraud

2019-04-10T19:36:04+00:00March 5th, 2019|

 

WASHINGTON — Kicking off the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service  warns taxpayers of the ongoing threat of internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

The IRS warns taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to be alert for a continuing surge of fake emails, text messages, websites and […]

Information Worth Reading

2019-04-18T14:39:51+00:00February 24th, 2019|

In order to combat identity theft and fraud, the IRS may require additional information as part of the Taxpayer Protection Program. Failure to provide this information may result in the IRS flipping the taxpayer’s disbursement to an IRS-mailed check.

In these situations we do not receive your client’s refund, so we can’t collect your fees, […]

Beware of the Ghost Tax Preparer

2019-02-11T23:13:42+00:00February 11th, 2019|

 

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.

By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns must have a valid 2019 Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN. Paid preparers must sign the return and include their PTIN.

But ‘ghost’ preparers do […]

What To Expect During the Shutdown

2019-02-05T15:29:51+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Many IRS operations are closed during the shutdown. An IRS-wide furlough began on December 22, 2018, that affects many operations.

During this period, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the underlying tax laws remain in effect, and all taxpayers should continue to meet their tax obligations as normal. Individuals and businesses should keep filing their tax returns […]