Tax professions who need to reinstate their e-Services accounts have a little unexpected help available this week. The Internal Revenue Service added extra staff Tuesday with the mission of assist tax pros.
Tax professionals and taxpayers alike are being warned that new email scams could derail plans for a refund this tax season. As the filing season...
While the tax season thus far has been described as relatively problem-free, the Internal Revenue Service concedes the agency is still trying to come to grips with identity theft and quality-of-service issues.
A tool on the Internal Revenue Service website that allows students to download information from their tax returns – or the returns of their parents – has been taken offline unexpectedly.
The effort to thwart identity theft and tax fraud has made this tax season more frustrating than usual for a lot of American taxpayers. Besides new rules on security at the federal level, numerous states have taken big steps to increase security on their end as well.
American tax payers have roughly the same chances of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service as a taxpayer back in 2004. But it’s not because they’re doing a better job on their income tax return.
We’ve always been skeptical of that old marketing phrase, “Free Money.” But some taxpayers who filed their 2013 returns may still have a tax...
Taxpayers who made certain energy-efficient improvements to their homes last year may qualify for a tax credit.
Chalk up a new low for those who seek to steal taxpayers’ personal information. The Internal Revenue Service says a scam has surfaced that uses Video Relay Services (VRS) to trick hearing-impaired taxpayers into divulging personal and financial information to identity thieves.
A few days ago, Taxing Subjects alerted tax professionals to a scam that targeted their tax software accounts. Now, the Security Summit, the joint tax task force of Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax industry partners, has issued more information on the scam and guidance on what to do.