My Tax Blog

  • How to Name Your Tax Office

    Selecting the name of your new tax office can seem a little overwhelming but it does’t need to be so complicated. Many, if not most, franchises require you to use that name. After all, you are essentially buying the goodwill that accompanies that name.  However, if you are a Federal Direct partner or another tax […]

    PTIN Fees Return With Extra Fees

    The IRS has announced the return of fees for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).  Additionally, they have outsourced processing of applications and payments so there is an additional fee on top of the basic application fee. The IRS fee is set to be $21 per application or renewal plus a $14.95 fee to the […]

    IRS Payment Options

    The IRS has many methods of payment that they will accept.  Pay your balance due at the time of filing. (No cost to set up beyond preparation fees) Direct Pay (No cost if it’s from a checking or savings account) Businesses can use EFTPS (The electronic federal tax payment system) Taxpayers can pay with a […]

    Michigan Funding Opportunity for Grants or Loans

    Michigan businesses may be eligible for a recovery grant or a business microloan to help them during this time of uncertainty. There are several requirements for eligibility but most are easy to meet.  There is even a webinar to help potential applicants gather and complete their required documents for a grant or loan.  Grant money can […]

    Economic Impact Payment Web Portal Open for Non-filers

    The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here […]

  • 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 […]

    The Best Time to Become an Enrolled Agent is Now.

    With the passing of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, many tax laws will be changing.  The tax law changes will not be represented on the Enrolled Agent Special Enrollment Exams until next year.  If you can find the time and motivation to complete your Enrolled Agent exams between May 1, 2018 — February 28, […]

  • How to Name Your Tax Office

    Selecting the name of your new tax office can seem a little overwhelming but it does’t need to be so complicated. Many, if not most, franchises require you to use that name. After all, you are essentially buying the goodwill that accompanies that name.  However, if you are a Federal Direct partner or another tax […]

    PTIN Fees Return With Extra Fees

    The IRS has announced the return of fees for a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).  Additionally, they have outsourced processing of applications and payments so there is an additional fee on top of the basic application fee. The IRS fee is set to be $21 per application or renewal plus a $14.95 fee to the […]

    IRS Payment Options

    The IRS has many methods of payment that they will accept.  Pay your balance due at the time of filing. (No cost to set up beyond preparation fees) Direct Pay (No cost if it’s from a checking or savings account) Businesses can use EFTPS (The electronic federal tax payment system) Taxpayers can pay with a […]

    Michigan Funding Opportunity for Grants or Loans

    Michigan businesses may be eligible for a recovery grant or a business microloan to help them during this time of uncertainty. There are several requirements for eligibility but most are easy to meet.  There is even a webinar to help potential applicants gather and complete their required documents for a grant or loan.  Grant money can […]

    Economic Impact Payment Web Portal Open for Non-filers

    The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don’t have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here […]

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