Ryan Norton

Ryan Norton
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Whether designing superheroes, penciling caricatures, or just doodling, I always knew I was going to earn some sort of art degree while in college. That was my goal before I decided to trade Edgar Degas for Edgar Allan Poe during a Freshman English class. The BA in English soon morphed into a double-major in English and Philosophy, eventually becoming an MA in English. It only makes sense that I learned of a writing opportunity for a local marketing firm while teaching a first-year college English course. Before I knew it, I was writing and editing tax-related articles for Taxing Subjects, and this has been my home since 2014.
When the IRS Comes Knocking

When the IRS Comes Knocking

The Internal Revenue Service recently released information that could also help late filers: how to verify the person at the door is actually an IRS agent.
Not Everyone Has to File on Tax Day

Not Everyone Has to File on Tax Day

We’re just one day away from morning shows, 24-hour news outlets, and a torrent of social media posts talking about Tax Day, but there are still some who won’t have to file tomorrow.
2016 Filing Season Statistics Infographic Article

2016 IRS Tax Season Statistics

Drake Software reviewed the 2016 IRS tax season statistics and produced an infographic covering data that is pertinent to tax professionals.
IRS Warns Taxpayers of “Aggressive” Phone Scams

IRS Warns of Aggressive Phone Scams

The IRS recently warned seniors about the threat of scam phone calls from criminals hoping to capitalize on the urgency of tax season.
Crossing the Digital Divide with Your Tax Practice

Crossing the Digital Divide with Your Tax Practice

For years, industry experts have been calling for tax professionals to use various hardware and software technologies – CRM tools, document management systems, workflow and productivity software, and paperless technologies – to stay competitive and profitable.
IRS Grants Extension to Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Stella

IRS Grants Extension to Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Stella

Winter Storm Stella battered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, knocking out power, grounding or delaying flights, and worse. As with other natural disasters, the Internal Revenue Service has stepped in to help affected taxpayers.
Make a 2016 IRA Contribution

Still Want to Make a 2016 IRA Contribution? You Can

According to the most recent Internal Revenue Service “Tax Time Guide,” clients can still contribute money to their 2016 Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The...
March 1 Deadline for Farmers and Fishermen

IRS Direct Pay Could Help Farmers, Fishermen Meet March 1 Tax Deadline

If two thirds of your client’s gross income comes from farming or fishing and that client want to avoid making estimated tax payments, then the deadline to file a Form 1040 for tax year 2016 is March 1, 2017. Whether they’re looking to pay everything now or expect to make estimated payments, the IRS wants taxpayers to know that Direct Pay can make paying tax easier.
IRS' Dirty Dozen

IRS’s 2017 “Dirty Dozen”

Scams Include Tax-Related ID Theft, Tax Shelters Each year, the IRS releases their list of the “Dirty Dozen” scams to inform taxpayers about criminals who hope...
IRS Issues Refund Reminder

IRS Issues Refund Reminder

As part of the Avoid the Rush tax tip series, the IRS yesterday reminded taxpayers about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refund delays. In addition to how weekends and Presidents Day fall on the calendar this year, one reason refund checks for returns claiming these credits will be delayed is the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act.

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New Scam Targets Tax Professionals

Security Summit Warns of New Email Scam
The Internal Revenue Service today announced a new email scam from cybercriminals that targets tax professionals. Using a two-stage process, this latest phishing scheme attempts to collect private data from tax preparers.

IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder

IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder
Tax professionals across the country are gearing up for tax season, which the Internal Revenue Service today announced will officially begin on January 23, 2017. The press release included yet another reminder about PATH Act-delayed refunds: taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will not have their refund issued until February 15, 2017.

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Improve Your Efficiency in 2016 For the tax industry, the months leading into January build tension in increments, like a banjo string tightening from every turn of the tuning peg. The days are filled with preparatory tasks for tax professionals and software developers alike, a...

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