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IRS Has Extra Staff This Week for eServices Accounts

IRS Has Extra Staff This Week for eServices Accounts

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.
Late Season Email Scams Unleashed

Late-Season Email Scams Unleashed This Tax Season

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 heads toward its April 18 deadline, identity thieves are sending...
IRS Still Working to Cope with Identity Theft, Service Issues

IRS Still Working to Cope with Identity Theft, Service Issues

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.
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 Student Loan Tool Taken Offline

IRS Student Loan Tool Taken Offline

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.
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 IRS-issued reminder also noted that such contributions may qualify for...
States Begin Sending Refunds

States Begin Sending Tax Refunds

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.
Tax Audit Chances Dip to 2004 Levels

Tax Audit Chances Dip to 2004 Levels

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.
IRS Still Has Some 2013 Tax Refunds

IRS Still Has Some 2013 Tax Refunds

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 refund waiting for them. The Internal Revenue Service says some $1...

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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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