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  • Federal Direct Closed For Memorial Weekend

    The corporate offices of Federal Direct Tax Services will be closed on Friday, 5/27/2022 through Monday, 5/30/2022 in observation of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at 9 am eastern time.   

    IRS E-Services Changing Summer of 2022

    The IRS is currently in works to migrate all of the following e-services products and applications to an online portal serviced by ID.me (an IRS trusted technology provider):  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) • Application Program Interface (API) Client ID Application • e-File Application • Information Returns (IR) for TCC […]

    Hub Testing Begins 1/18/2022

    Hot off the presses! IRS HUB Testing to start tomorrow, January 18th and continue through Friday January 21st.  Tax returns intended for early processing can be submitted now!  What is HUB Testing? -This is when the IRS pulls and processes returns that have been submitted as part of a controlled test launch of the e-file system.  […]

    Amendment & Tax Return Processing Delays Create Difficulty for All

    It’s no secret that the IRS has struggled to process taxpayer returns in a timely fashion since the pandemic started. Adding fuel to the fire, the pandemic created millions of taxpayers who desperately need their refunds in order to pay for living expenses. According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the IRS had a backlog of […]

    2021 E-file Shutdown

    E-filing will shut down for the year on November 20th, 2021.   If you have returns waiting to get filed, you still have plenty of time. Be mindful that there is no “grace period” for the shut off. Once it’s off, it’s off until it’s turned back on in January.   https://www.marketingexpress.irs.gov/systems-status/system-status-mef/modernized-efile-mef-operational-status

  • 2017 Tax Refund Bank Product Deadlines

    EPS Last day to apply 10/15/18 Last day to print in office 10/31/18 Checks go stale 10/31/18 TPG & PSCOM Last day to apply 10/20/18 Last day to print in office 10/31/18 Checks go stale 11/30/18

    Bill to Regulate Preparers Proposed- RTRP May Come Back

    After the IRS created the Registered Tax Return Preparer program based on licensing of tax preparers they were sued.  In court, and in appeal, they were not found to have statutory authority to regulate unenrolled preparers.  Senator Rob Portman has introduced a new bill that would grant the IRS the authority that they need to […]

    The Best Time to Become an Enrolled Agent is Now.

    With the passing of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, many tax laws will be changing.  The tax law changes will not be represented on the Enrolled Agent Special Enrollment Exams until next year.  If you can find the time and motivation to complete your Enrolled Agent exams between May 1, 2018 — February 28, […]

    IRS Provides Additional Day to File and Pay Taxes

    Following today’s system issues, the IRS is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers do not need to do anything to receive this extra time. Throughout the system […]

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