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  • ITIN Credit Rules Enforced. Here are some tips.

    No, an ITIN holder cannot claim credits for back year’s returns. The law changed in Dec. 2015 with HR2029.  This means no Child Tax Credit or American Opportunity Credit (among others) for any year beyond a current and timely filed tax return. If you file late, as in after April 15th, you will NOT get […]

    PTIN System Open and Free

    Today, the IRS re-opened the PTIN System and is again issuing PTINs. Since the IRS is enjoined from charging a fee, it will issue the PTINs at no cost to the preparer. If you currently have a PTIN, you can now log into your account to make changes and view CPE information as normal.

    Email Scam Targeting IRS E-Services Users

    Another IRS scam email has been plaguing the tax preparation industry for months now, scammers have crafted a fake IRS s-services page that is identical to the real one. They blast password expiration/reset emails to everyone who has a PTIN as that info is open information and many PTIN holders are also EROs or hold active […]

    Does opening a tax office really mean working only 4 months per year?

    Does opening a tax office really mean working only 4 months per year? The simplest answer is probably not.  Can you earn a living wage salary in only 4 months? Yes, a seasonal tax preparer can earn a living wage salary in only 4 months, but that doesn’t mean that all the work stops after April. Some […]

  • ITINs & Changes to the CAA Program Tonight in an hour!

      ITINs – Recent changes to the ITIN program and a general overview on the filing process. Join us for a Webinar on July 22 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/325968471 This course will cover the continuing changes to the ITIN program, affecting how to file and get ITINs for your […]

    IRS Furlough Day Canceled

    Tax Business Owners take note: The previously scheduled IRS furlough day due to budget constraints of Monday, July 22nd has been cancelled, and the IRS will be on the job.  We will continue to update you on the status of the next scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day, August 30, 2013, as more info from the […]

    IRS Pushes Back Employer Mandate

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a formal notice that officially delays the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the employer mandate, for a year and postpones the information reporting requirements. The White House and the Treasury Department posted announcements about the delay last week on blogs (see Obama […]

    Republicans Propose Cutting IRS Budget By 24%…Retaliation?

    In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the GOP is proposing a 24% budget decrease for the IRS as punishment for recent events. The recent events that actually call for the reduction are up for speculation, but many things have been putting the IRS in a unwanted spotlight lately. For example, the 4.1 million dollar […]

    IRS to Shutter Two Services Used by Tax Pros

    The Internal Revenue Service plans to end the Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution on August 11th 2013. The Service claims that these electronic services aren’t used much and account for only 3% of all account-related issues. Tax practitioners are irate. It’s a newer service much faster than calling and waiting on hold. After the […]

  • ITIN Credit Rules Enforced. Here are some tips.

    No, an ITIN holder cannot claim credits for back year’s returns. The law changed in Dec. 2015 with HR2029.  This means no Child Tax Credit or American Opportunity Credit (among others) for any year beyond a current and timely filed tax return. If you file late, as in after April 15th, you will NOT get […]

    PTIN System Open and Free

    Today, the IRS re-opened the PTIN System and is again issuing PTINs. Since the IRS is enjoined from charging a fee, it will issue the PTINs at no cost to the preparer. If you currently have a PTIN, you can now log into your account to make changes and view CPE information as normal.

    Email Scam Targeting IRS E-Services Users

    Another IRS scam email has been plaguing the tax preparation industry for months now, scammers have crafted a fake IRS s-services page that is identical to the real one. They blast password expiration/reset emails to everyone who has a PTIN as that info is open information and many PTIN holders are also EROs or hold active […]

    Does opening a tax office really mean working only 4 months per year?

    Does opening a tax office really mean working only 4 months per year? The simplest answer is probably not.  Can you earn a living wage salary in only 4 months? Yes, a seasonal tax preparer can earn a living wage salary in only 4 months, but that doesn’t mean that all the work stops after April. Some […]

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