IRS Looks to Distribute $760 Million in Unclaimed Tax Refunds
The Internal Revenue Service is giving the Mega Millions jackpot some serious competition, with tax refunds totaling $760 million ready to be handed over to an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010.
The Obama, Congress, Koskinen Tax Triangle
In decades past, and the last year especially, it has become clear that congressional office holders have more trouble working with each other than against each other. While that would be totally acceptable if our mail goal as a nation, as a people was complete stagnation, this is a real problem when applied to our […]
RTRP Ruling Upheld – IRS Cannot Enforce Requirements
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld the District Court ruling in the case of Loving vs. IRS, affirming that the IRS does not have the authority to regulate tax return preparers. The ruling was issued on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. This means that the IRS cannot require tax preparers […]
DC District Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Credit Provisions
Another day, another lawsuit. This time the plaintiffs argued that the IRS’s interpretation of the ACA was contrary to the statute, which, they asserted, authorizes tax credits only for individuals who purchase insurance on state-run exchanges, but not on federal exchanges. The court ruled “that the plain text of the statute, the statutory structure, and […]
IRS Using More Automation For Taxpayers
The IRS is working on switching over to more automated tax payer services intended to reduce the cost of manpower required to handle tasks that can be easily handled with online applications. Amendments are now trackable on the IRS’s website. Your refund can be tracked, as well. You can get your transcripts on the website. […]
October 15th is today…Your Taxes are Due!
Today is the last day to file your taxes which have previously been given an extension. Last year you were given a little longer, but not this year. E-file them, or get them postmarked today! You may pay additional fines and penalties for not doing so.
A Farewell Letter to IRS Commissioner Shulman
It was no surprise that IRS Commissioner Shulman announced today that he is ending his term. We knew he planned on it. He ends his term just after the presidential election. Shulman has been the Commissioner since March 24, 2008 and his term ends on the 9th day of November of this year. He leaves […]
Liberty Tax & Wal-Mart: Making Up for the Kids
About five years ago, Walmart decided it really only needed two major tax preparation firms to satisfy the needs of its patrons, H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt. Before this decision, Liberty had operated 30-40 seasonal kiosks in Walmarts around the country. In a crazy game of tax-franchise “wife-swapping,” Jackson Hewitt recently assumed all of the […]
Tax Filing Extension Deadline Quickly Approaching!
There are more than 11 million taxpayers who have requested an automatic six-month extension this year and have yet to file. October 15 is the deadline, but there are exceptions. There are always exceptions. Are you serving in Iraq or Afghanistan or a combat zone? If so, you can stop reading, but the majority of […]
DOJ and IRS Team Up to Combat Fraud
The IRS has two main goals when it comes to ideal operations: fraud prevention and fast disbursements of refunds. These two distinctly different goals can be difficult to attain as the application of one could hinder the other. Essentially, the DOJ plans to take information from local prosecutions to identify patterns in the cases and […]