My Tax Blog

  • 14th Anniversary of 9/11

    14 years after the terrible tragedy, we renew our promise to remember the victims and families of 9/11. The world lost two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-three people at the World Trade Center but it didn’t end there. Due to health problems stemming from the tragedy, the overall number of deaths caused by the the […]

    California Declares Uber Drivers ARE Employees

    If you haven’t heard of Uber by now, let me briefly explain. Uber is a car service cheaper than that of a regular taxi because Uber drivers user their own car and choose when they work. Think of a ride-share or carpool that you pay for,but you don’t pay as much as a taxi. Long […]

    Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting (STOP) Identity Theft Bill of 2014

    Identity theft is a problem that affects millions of Americans and that nondescript number is growing exponentially. Years ago, there were fewer people filing fewer fraudulent returns, but now, with the ease of e-file and the lax security of some office’s document retention procedures, there are thousands of people who have built a type of […]

    IRS PTIN-Everything You Need to Know

    What does PTIN stand for? PTIN stands for Preparer Tax Identification Number. What is the cost of a PTIN? The IRS PTIN cost is $64.25 for the first year and $63 each afterword. (Sidebar: There are CPAs that have filed a class action lawsuit against the IRS PTIN fees. If you remember, it used to […]

    Obama Pleas for Economic Patriotism from Corporate Deserters

    President Obama has openly and vehemently criticized the new corporate strategy of lowering its tax burden. This new strategy is called inversion, and for those who aren’t well versed in tax code, it’s a process by which a corporation buys a foreign corporation in order to take that corporation’s tax home which, in turn, lowers […]

  • IRS PTIN System Now Open

    On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. The ruling […]

    IMPORTANT! IRS RTRP Regulations Shot Down in Court!

    Released yesterday was news the tax preparers, along side a libertarian justice group, won it’s case against the IRS.  Essentially, the lawsuit challenged the IRS, stating that it had no right to impose such regulations on tax preparers and that it was giving itself more authority than it had.  The judgement opinion was that until […]

    Delay To start of Filing Season 1/30/2013

    The IRS has made official that they will be delaying the start of the electronic filing season to 1/30/2013.  This relates to 1040, Individual tax returns.  The IRS also indicates that they expect additional delays associated with less common individual forms that they will be releasing a list of later.   We will keep you […]

    Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Details A.K.A Governmental “Tough Love”

    Well, with this new deal we averted the cliff or did we? Maybe we had a parachute that kept us safe for a while, gave us a nice feeling that we’d land softly and smoothly, but then, half the way down we noticed large hole in the chute. The Good- The deal restores the top […]

    *EITC Update* The IRS Choses Identity Protection Over Speed

    Not only has the IRS announced that they will not be releasing a funding cycle, they will also only tell callers, requesting refund dates, that they should see their refund within 23 days. The IRS has been fighting with itself over maintaining it’s two main goals: Identity protection and the quick disbursement of refunds. Well, […]


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