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  • Important- New Federal Tax Forms for Tax Year 2013

    This coming tax year will be host to some new tax forms that will probably be around for the long haul. The new forms relate to the impending facilitation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the child tax credit. New forms to the 1040 series package: -Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax […]

    Say “Goodbye” to These Common Tax Deductions

    Tax planning help may be needed for taxpayers who, through a combination of tax credits, usually receive a tax refund as opposed to owing, which may be just the opposite in the next couple of years as many common and often used tax credits are set to expire. The following common tax deductions and credits […]

    IRS sends EITC warning letters to offices with high EITC error potential

    Warning letters are being sent this month and throughout December to tax preparers who potentially have filed erred or inaccurate EITC claims. The IRS is also planning on continuing their “knock & talk” campaign for preparer education this tax season, where they will be physically visiting offices with high percentages of EITC recalculation due to […]

    4th Largest Tax Prep Chain in US Shut Down by Federal Gov.

    Instant Tax Service has had their doors closed by US district court Judge Timothy Black.  Instant Tax was said to have been promoting a “culture of fraud and deception” within its franchisee base.   Along with promoting  unrealistic and undeliverable refund options to clients, Instant Tax was also sited for filing returns based off of pay […]

    Tax Office Marketing Webinar Tonight! Vote for Mkg Materials & A Big Surprise!

    Federal Direct’s next webinar will be covering Tax Office Marketing.  This webinar will go through the custom marketing programs available in your partner portal, debut the new partner website design, and break down the new low cost “To Every Door” direct mail campaign that any tax office marketing on a budget should be aware of!  […]

  • The IRS Ripped off Its Shirt to Reveal Green Flesh Atop Muscles Made of 1099-Ks

    Yes, it’s true. The IRS has recently become the green-fleshed Hulk of our governmental body.  This year the IRS has been on a roll changing things to improve the system, prevent fraud, smash identity theft, and, in the writer’s opinion, get it’s act together before facilitating the facilitation of the individual mandate come 2014.  Really, […]

    Important 2012 Form Changes on 8812, 8867 & 8863

    The IRS has recently made changes to various forms that are not related to the upcoming legislation. Several forms that relate to the Additional Child Tax Credit and Education Credits have been updated to include questions for verification of the claim for the credit.  The Education Credit Form 8863 now includes entries for the institution’s […]

    Important Update: Finalized ITIN Regulations

    Today, the IRS released updated procedures to strengthen the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program. The IRS has decided to keep many of the rules that have been in place during the Interim Period relating to original documents and certified copies from issuing agencies. Taxpayers applying for themselves will need to include original documents or […]

    Sickness NOT Enough To Beat Late Filing Penalties

    A woman with a plethora of health problems made several large taxable gifts to her daughter, but failed to make the gift tax return by the filing date. The woman was down with pneumonia and heart palpitations. She had cataract surgery and knee replacement surgery during the same time period. The court refused to waive […]

    Updated: IRS will shut down 1040 e-filing on November 23rd

    The IRS will officially shut down all e-filing for the year on November 23rd. Legacy e-filing ended last month, but modernized e-filing (Mef) is still operational until November 23, 2012. Mef will resume on January 22nd with the start of the 2012 tax filing season. If you need to file 2011 returns you CAN continue […]

  • Important- New Federal Tax Forms for Tax Year 2013

    This coming tax year will be host to some new tax forms that will probably be around for the long haul. The new forms relate to the impending facilitation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the child tax credit. New forms to the 1040 series package: -Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax […]

    Say “Goodbye” to These Common Tax Deductions

    Tax planning help may be needed for taxpayers who, through a combination of tax credits, usually receive a tax refund as opposed to owing, which may be just the opposite in the next couple of years as many common and often used tax credits are set to expire. The following common tax deductions and credits […]

    IRS sends EITC warning letters to offices with high EITC error potential

    Warning letters are being sent this month and throughout December to tax preparers who potentially have filed erred or inaccurate EITC claims. The IRS is also planning on continuing their “knock & talk” campaign for preparer education this tax season, where they will be physically visiting offices with high percentages of EITC recalculation due to […]

    4th Largest Tax Prep Chain in US Shut Down by Federal Gov.

    Instant Tax Service has had their doors closed by US district court Judge Timothy Black.  Instant Tax was said to have been promoting a “culture of fraud and deception” within its franchisee base.   Along with promoting  unrealistic and undeliverable refund options to clients, Instant Tax was also sited for filing returns based off of pay […]

    Tax Office Marketing Webinar Tonight! Vote for Mkg Materials & A Big Surprise!

    Federal Direct’s next webinar will be covering Tax Office Marketing.  This webinar will go through the custom marketing programs available in your partner portal, debut the new partner website design, and break down the new low cost “To Every Door” direct mail campaign that any tax office marketing on a budget should be aware of!  […]

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