My Tax Blog

  • Who do Enrolled Agents turn to for tax help?

    Enrolled agent status is the highest credential that the IRS awards to tax professionals.  Individuals who achieve this designation have expanded abilities to help taxpayers, much like those of CPAs or attorneys.  The tax code is constantly changing, but it is certainly not simplifying. Even after IRS Enrolled Agents meet their continuing education requirements, there […]

    Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

    Consolidating Your Tax Office Efficiency Resources

    How often does your tax office do an inventory of its efficiencies? Tax office efficiency sounds like an afterthought, but when you analyze the operational constraints that impact your efficiency, you may be able to improve office efficiency and discover areas that in turn save you time and money. Many tax offices struggle with too […]

    End of 2020 Tax Filing Season Extended Hours & Tips

    We are now within 1 week of the May 17th filing deadline and many of you are as busy as ever assisting procrastinating clients!  Federal Direct will be available for extended support hours this Friday, Saturday and Monday leading up to the filing deadline.  Give us a call and we can help get those last […]

    Recovery Rebate Credits Getting Separated from 2020 Tax Refund?

    Over the last few days, as federal refunds have started to get disbursed, we have been noticing some unexpected behavior regarding tax return acknowledgements and tax refund figures. While investigating refund figure changes, we noticed that the discrepancy appears to be the exact amount of the recovery rebate credit from line 30 on the 1040. […]

  • Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

    Reminder: Filing Deadline Approaching

    For taxpayers who had previously requested extensions, the tax filing deadline is approaching. The filing deadline is October 15th and the IRS suggests that returns are e-filed as it is the easiest, safest and most accurate way to file, but if you chose to paper file, be sure that the tax return is postmarked by […]

    2017 Tax Refund Bank Product Deadlines

    EPS Last day to apply 10/15/18 Last day to print in office 10/31/18 Checks go stale 10/31/18 TPG & PSCOM Last day to apply 10/20/18 Last day to print in office 10/31/18 Checks go stale 11/30/18

    Bill to Regulate Preparers Proposed- RTRP May Come Back

    After the IRS created the Registered Tax Return Preparer program based on licensing of tax preparers they were sued.  In court, and in appeal, they were not found to have statutory authority to regulate unenrolled preparers.  Senator Rob Portman has introduced a new bill that would grant the IRS the authority that they need to […]

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