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  • Post Completion Internal Return Auditing

    Every tax office should have a system of self-audit to ensure that all returns are filed timely. Use form 9325 to stay organized and prevent any clients from falling through the cracks.  Check your tax software for reporting tools that will allow you to separate out un-filed and/or rejected returns. Following up on the acceptance […]

    End of Filing Season is November 18th, 2017

    Last day to e-file returns will be November 18th, 2017. Until that day, you can e-file tax returns from 2014, 2015, and 2016. Once e-filing opens back up for the coming season, then you will be able to e-file returns for 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

    How to Name Your Tax Business

    Naming your tax business is one of the most exciting parts of starting your tax business. Starting a tax business is not an overnight-decision so naming it will not be either.  Spend some time thinking about what services you plan to offer, the people you plan to serve, and other factors such as tax franchising […]

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Head’s up on some important dates! This Year’s Extension deadline is : October 16th, 2017 -Individual, C-Corp (S-corp & partnerships were September 15th) -Disaster Areas: Added time to file returns on extension, January 31st, 2018 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) CTEC renewal deadline is : October 3st, 2017  

    Mileage Log Options

    While some companies, like Uber, who work with contractors, keep track of business mileage for the taxpayer most do not. One of the most financially detrimental things to your taxes is not being able to substantiate business miles that would otherwise be a large deduction.  The IRS does not mandate any method of documentation.  You […]

  • 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 […]

    IRS Appeals Ruling In Tax Preparer Lawsuit Against RTRP

    The IRS is appealing the district court’s ruling in Loving vs. IRS.  Three independent tax preparers and a rally of libertarian lawyers sued the IRS for imposing regulations on tax preparers saying that the IRS doesn’t have statutory authority to do so.  The IRS is appealing the ruling and oral arguments for the case are […]

    IRS Could Review Previously Processed ITINs for Fraud Patterns

    According to Accounting Today, the IRS and TIGTA have almost made up.  Not entirely, but TIGTA is letting the IRS move back into the house (personification- no actual move took place). While the IRS is only, at this point, satisfying 7 of 9 measures that TIGTA wants to see, the Service plans to really work […]


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