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10 Things to Know Before You File

With Christmas is in the rear view mirror, the bowl games all played out and December bank statements arriving in the mail, tax season 2017 has officially arrived. Here are 10 things to know before filing that first return.
Year-End Tax Planning

Year-End Tax Planning

While it may be difficult to get you clients' attention during the busy holiday season, it can be well worth their time. Here are five things to talk to clients about before this year ends:
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Expect Security Standards for Tax Preparers Next Season: Koskinen

We’ve come a long way in the fight against identity theft, but we can’t let up now. That was the bottom line from IRS Commissioner...
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2016 Foreign Tax Issues – Part II

The following is the second installment in a two-part series by regular Taxing Subjects contributor Ben Tallman. While Part I looked at  Foreign Bank Account Reporting...
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IRS Commissioner Headlines Chicago Nationwide Tax Forum

The first in a series of IRS Nationwide Tax Forums kicks off July 14 in Chicago, with Commissioner John Koskinen delivering the event’s keynote...
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IRS Shuts Down Electronic Filing PIN Tool After Suspected Attack

The Internal Revenue Service has taken its electronic filing PIN tool off IRS.gov after an attempted cyberattack was launched against new security measures. In addition...
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IRS Shuts Down Electronic Filing PIN Tool After Suspected Attack

The Internal Revenue Service has taken its electronic filing PIN tool off IRS.gov after an attempted cyberattack was launched against new security measures. In addition...
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AICPA Asks IRS for Clarification on Virtual Currency

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued their guidelines as far as how Bitcoin and the other virtual currencies fit into the scheme of the...
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2016 Foreign Tax Issues – Part I

The following is a two-part series by regular Taxing Subjects contributor Ben Tallman, who provides insight into foreign tax issues. Part I describes Foreign...
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Remind Clients Not to Jeopardize Premium Tax Credit Advance Payments

If you have clients who filed for an extension of time to file their 2015 returns, and they receive advance payments of the premium...

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PTIN Renewal Underway Once Again

PTIN Renewal Underway Once Again
A recent federal court ruling that struck down the Internal Revenue Service’s user fee for issuing or renewing Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) took away the fee, but left the PTIN itself in service. The renewal of PTINs – without charge – is now...

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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