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Don't Miss the Deadline for the IRS Tax Forum in Atlanta

Don’t Miss the Deadline for the IRS Tax Forum in Atlanta

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax professionals that they don't have much longer to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum event held in Atlanta, GA on July 10-12.
IRS Warns Millions of ITINs to Expire This Year

IRS Warns Millions of ITINs to Expire This Year

More than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are due to expire by the end of this year, and the Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to apply for renewal.
Survey Finds IRS Collections Target Low-Income Taxpayers

Survey Finds IRS Collections Target Low-Income Taxpayers

A review by the Taxpayer Advocacy Service has found that private debt collection agencies working on the IRS’ behalf may be forcing many taxpayers into payment plans they cannot afford. Accounting Today reports that Nina...
Businesses Seek Tax Law Fixes

Businesses Seek Tax Law Fixes

Trade groups are asking Congress to make some tweaks to last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provided tax cuts to individuals and businesses. The legislation was drafted in secret and pushed through the legislative process in a hurry. Now errors are coming to light that need attention.
New Tax Law Changed Allowable Expense Deductions

New Tax Law Changed Allowable Expense Deductions

The tax legislation pushed through Congress at the end of 2017 wiped out some deductions for individuals and changed some others, particularly those relating to moving, mileage and travel.
What Does EA Advocacy Look Like?

What Does NAEA Advocacy Look Like?

Advocacy has long been one of the stated goals of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and it is one of the things they do best. However, many people are not sure exactly what advocacy looks like.
Tax Pros Got Wake-Up Call from Phishing Scammers

Tax Pros Got Wake-Up Call from Phishing Scammers

The latest phishing attack aimed at income tax professionals is proof positive that tax offices can’t let their guard down just because tax season is over. This new assault mimics or “spoofs” an email from a legitimate state taxing agency or a tax professional organization.
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Christine and Amanda Discuss AFSP – EP11

It's June, and that means tax professionals across the country are gearing up for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). That's why we decided to sit down and discuss the AFSP with those who...
Phishing Emails Mimic State Professional Organizations

Phishing Emails Mimic State Professional Organizations

Tax professionals are being warned to be on the lookout for a new round of phishing emails aimed at stealing their email usernames and passwords. The Internal Revenue Service says the new wave of scam emails pose as being from state accounting or professional associations.
Some Taxpayers Now Receiving Bills from the IRS

Some Taxpayers Now Receiving Tax Bills from the IRS

The IRS yesterday announced that they have begun sending tax bills to those who filed returns but didn’t pay their entire balance. In June or July, taxpayers who still have a balance with the IRS will receive a letter—possibly a CP14 or CP501 Notice—informing them about the remaining amount.

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Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide

Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide
When you’re in the midst of a busy tax season, it helps to have important information consolidated, organized, and easily within reach.

2017 “How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?” Results

2017 How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?
Drake Software surveyed more than 2,800 tax professionals in October, looking at tax prep fees by professional certification, like CPAs, EAs, and attorneys; the estimated number of returns for the upcoming filing season; and more.  

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders
After a brief shutdown overnight, the House voted to reopen the government by passing a $400 billion budget that increases spending caps, raises the debt ceiling, and provides disaster relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed it into law this morning.
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