My Tax Blog

  • 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 […]

    Federal Direct Holiday Office Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed Saturday December 24th through Monday December 26th in observation of the holiday season and will reopen at 9am Eastern on Tuesday December 27th. We will also be closed Monday January 2nd in observation of the New Year’s holiday and will reopen at 9am Eastern on Tuesday January 3rd. Happy Holidays […]

  • 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 […]

    1 More Day to Timely File Rejected Returns

    Just a reminder that tomorrow, 4/20/2013 is the last day to timely file returns that were previously rejected. Also, be sure not to cause undue alarm to your clients that are getting refunds; there is no late filing penalty for filing a return after 4/15 if you are claiming a refund!  

    It’s Begun! Beware of Fake IRS Emails!

    Today I received an email, claiming to be from the IRS, stating that there was an additional sum of money to be refunded.  As a tax professional, I know I did my taxes right, but for those unaware of the system or too trusting of emails, this could be incredibly detrimental. Remember that the IRS […]

    Stop Procrastinating, April 15 is One Week Away! Time to File!

    Just a friendly reminder that tax season will NOT be extended even though it began late. You will have until April 15th, which is next Monday, to file your taxes or file an extension. Remember that if you paper file, your return must be postmarked by the 15th to be considered “timely,” and filing an […]

    You Can Now Track Your Amendment! Really? Yes!

    Beginning in March 2013, you can track your amended return status using a new web or toll-free application. Go to IRS.gov and click on “Where’s My Amended Return,” or call 1-866-464-2050. With either application, you will need to provide the following information: Your Taxpayer Identification Number (usually SSN), Your date of birth, and Your ZIP […]

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