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  • 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

    2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Information

    The new Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 monthly payments are scheduled to start going out next month, on July 15th. Receiving these advance payments will reduce taxpayers’ credits traditionally on next years tax return filings. We have been getting quite a few questions on how to assist taxpayers wanting to opt-out of receiving these payments, […]

    Who do Enrolled Agents turn to for tax help?

    Enrolled agent status is the highest credential that the IRS awards to tax professionals.  Individuals who achieve this designation have expanded abilities to help taxpayers, much like those of CPAs or attorneys.  The tax code is constantly changing, but it is certainly not simplifying. Even after IRS Enrolled Agents meet their continuing education requirements, there […]

    Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

  • 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 […]

    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. 

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