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  • Amendment & Tax Return Processing Delays Create Difficulty for All

    It’s no secret that the IRS has struggled to process taxpayer returns in a timely fashion since the pandemic started. Adding fuel to the fire, the pandemic created millions of taxpayers who desperately need their refunds in order to pay for living expenses. According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the IRS had a backlog of […]

    2021 E-file Shutdown

    E-filing will shut down for the year on November 20th, 2021.   If you have returns waiting to get filed, you still have plenty of time. Be mindful that there is no “grace period” for the shut off. Once it’s off, it’s off until it’s turned back on in January.   https://www.marketingexpress.irs.gov/systems-status/system-status-mef/modernized-efile-mef-operational-status

    2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Information

    The new Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 monthly payments are scheduled to start going out next month, on July 15th. Receiving these advance payments will reduce taxpayers’ credits traditionally on next years tax return filings. We have been getting quite a few questions on how to assist taxpayers wanting to opt-out of receiving these payments, […]

    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 […]

    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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