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My Tax Blog

  • 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 […]

    Consolidating Your Tax Office Efficiency Resources

    How often does your tax office do an inventory of its efficiencies? Tax office efficiency sounds like an afterthought, but when you analyze the operational constraints that impact your efficiency, you may be able to improve office efficiency and discover areas that in turn save you time and money. Many tax offices struggle with too […]

    End of 2020 Tax Filing Season Extended Hours & Tips

    We are now within 1 week of the May 17th filing deadline and many of you are as busy as ever assisting procrastinating clients!  Federal Direct will be available for extended support hours this Friday, Saturday and Monday leading up to the filing deadline.  Give us a call and we can help get those last […]

    Recovery Rebate Credits Getting Separated from 2020 Tax Refund?

    Over the last few days, as federal refunds have started to get disbursed, we have been noticing some unexpected behavior regarding tax return acknowledgements and tax refund figures. While investigating refund figure changes, we noticed that the discrepancy appears to be the exact amount of the recovery rebate credit from line 30 on the 1040. […]

  • 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. 

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Head’s up on some important dates! This Year’s Extension deadline is : October 16th, 2017 -Individual, C-Corp (S-corp & partnerships were September 15th) -Disaster Areas: Added time to file returns on extension, January 31st, 2018 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) CTEC renewal deadline is : October 3st, 2017  


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