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  • 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 […]

    Another Tax Relief Company Goes Down.

    Yet another tax relief company now faces the long arm of the law after having been found guilty of challenged practices including fraudulently misrepresenting the company services in order to con more people. The FTC is mailing out 16 million dollars to over 18 thousand former clients of American Tax Relief. Apparently, each consumer will […]

    Tax Bill to Prevent Tax Refund Theft

    The Senate Finance Committee has introduced bipartisan legislation to improve protection for taxpayers against fraudulent tax refund claims made with stolen identities. The refund theft tax bill includes new assistance for taxpayers who have been victims of identity theft and requires the Internal Revenue Service to establish a new security feature that individuals can use […]

    New York Suspends Preparers & Tightens Rules

    It’s the biggest city in the nation, so reasonable it would have a proportionally higher crime rate, right? Yes, even for taxes. New York state recently sent out 56 tax suspension letters. 40 preparers seem to have accepted the judgement and the other 16 preparers are challenging the action. Due to the increased tax-related crimes, […]

  • Fiscal Cliff & “Taxmageddon” Approach with Expiring Tax Credits

    There are more than 30 different tax breaks set to expire at the end of 2012. Nearly everyone will be effected if the credits are not renewed. If the credits are not renewed everyone will pay more income taxes, and workers will bring home a little less money in each paycheck. Groups that will be […]

    IRS Taking Action Against Fraud Potential in EIC & AOC

    The IRS has been working with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to make improvements to the tax system in 2019. The plan is that working together they will be able to find ways to prevent erroneous payments to taxpayers who incorrectly or fraudulently claim refundable credits that they are not entitled to. […]

    PTINs for 2013 are Ready for Issuance.

    The PTIN renewal and registration for 2013 are now available. Regulations require all paid tax return preparers obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Preparers must renew their PTIN each year by December 31. The renewal fee is $63.00 and the initial application fee is $64.25. Please remember to confirm that your credentials and all […]

    Californian CTEC Preparers, Renewal is Due in 9 Days!

    Below is a list of dates with corresponding late fees. Don’t forget these late fees are IN ADDITION to the regular renewal fee. Also, these fees do NOT include your PTIN fee. October 31st- Deadline to renew with CTEC, Pay California $25 After 10/31- Jan. 1st- Late renewal with CTEC, Pay California $25 to renew […]

    IRS Sends Letters Due to Schedule C Mileage Errors, Suggests Education Visits

    The IRS will be sending out approximately 5,000 letters to tax preparers of all designations who filed tax returns with a Schedule C that have a high percentage of traits typically found to have errors. These letters are being sent prior to the tax-filing season. The IRS has acknowledged that they specifically targeted returns that […]

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