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My Tax Blog

  • 10 Dos and Don’ts of Starting a Tax Preparation Business

    Dos: 1. Find tax software that meets your needs. Do you need the ability do corporate returns or other special module types of returns? Do you need the ability to prepare prior year returns? Generally speaking, additional years and specialty modules are not included so be mindful of what you are actually getting in your […]

    Check Cashing Guidance

    The last few days the IRS released its largest funding ever. While our systems are functioning properly there may be times over the next 24-48 hours where delays are experienced due to high traffic on our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) check verification system. In order to streamline your customer’s experience with tax check cashing, we’d […]

    California Tax Preparer CTEC Deadline Warning

    To all California tax preparers: Stay up-to-date with CTEC renewal deadlines. Sunday the 15th is the last day to renew your CRTP license with CTEC for the coming season! Preparers with access to our California renewal package should verify that they have obtained five (5) hours of California credits, and fifteen (15) hours of Federal […]

    ITIN Renewal Confirmation Information

    IRS ITIN Operation info regarding ITIN Renewal Confirmation with relation to e-filing your 2016 returns in early 2017. Q. Will the IRS be sending out ITIN renewal confirmation letters after renewal? If so, what is the time frame for when a taxpayer should expect to receive one? A. IRS will issue Notices to taxpayers renewing […]

  • Information on RTRP Refunds Finally Released!

    There has finally been some information released regarding refunds for RTRP Exam fees. Requests for refunds can only be made by phone to Prometric directly at the 855.477.3926.  You must speak with to a customer service representative, and they can complete & initiate a refund request.  The refund review process can take up to 60 […]

    Lauryn Hill Convicted of Tax Evasion & Compares It to Slavery…

    Singer/Songwriter Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement for failing to file tax returns for five years and not reporting more than $2.3 million in income. In addition to being a singer and actress, Hill owned and operated four S corporations, and her primary source of […]

    Late Tax Filers May Qualify for Abatement of Penalties

    The IRS has a program called the First Time Abate which allows for a taxpayer to have the late filing penalties waived. The IRS abatement of penalties only applies if the taxpayer has been compliant for the past three years. This means paying on time, filing on time, etc. This also includes the penalty for […]

    Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Fraud Prevention Act of 2013

    Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of cases of fraud go from an occurrence that happened to “someone we know” to something that you can’t avoid reading or hearing about. It’s happening to hundreds of thousands of people in many different forms, but one of the most common forms in the tax […]

    IRS Closing for 5 days Due to Furloughs

    Due to budget cuts and sequestration, the IRS will be closing down all of its operations for 5 days, one at a time, from now to August. This will include all operations, including the call centers. The goal is to save money on utilities and man-power on slower days. Keep in mind that the IRS […]

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