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  • Federal Direct Office Closed in Observation of Memorial Day

    The Federal Direct office will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observation of Memorial Day. Office hours will resume Tuesday, May 27th at 9 am EST. We would also like to send sincere gratitude to all of those who have served and continue to serve our country. Thank you for putting your lives on […]

    Want to pay less tax? Keep these receipts during the year.

    Want to know how to pay less taxes? One of the easiest ways to reduce one’s tax liability is by keeping receipts for taxes. While not everything is tax-deductible, saving receipts for taxes is pretty easy and will help you keep good track of your deductions without doing any work! I suggest (for the incredibly […]

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

    IRS RTRP ALERT!

    Information from the Return Preparer Office: The Return Preparer Office will be mailing more than 312,000 letters this week to people who have not yet scheduled an appointment to take the Registered Tax Return Preparer test. (SAMPLE RTRP NOTICE LETTER) This summer the RPO sent two different emails on this topic, but  the RPO Office […]

    Why is Tax Season Starting Later and Later?

    An interesting question was posed this morning that made me think and question it myself. That question was “why does tax season seem to begin later and later every year?” My first thought was simply the day of the week that that date range falls on, but then I pulled up the calendar. Tax season […]

    Attention- CAAs- Important Warning!!!!!

    This notice is particularly for Certified Acceptance Agents. Hopefully, you all have kept appropriate documentation on returns which had W-7 applications for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.  The word on the street is that the IRS is taking a sample pool of ITINs per CAA and investigating the appropriateness of the work done. By that […]

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