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  • IRS Furlough Day Canceled

    Tax Business Owners take note: The previously scheduled IRS furlough day due to budget constraints of Monday, July 22nd has been cancelled, and the IRS will be on the job.  We will continue to update you on the status of the next scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day, August 30, 2013, as more info from the […]

    IRS Pushes Back Employer Mandate

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a formal notice that officially delays the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the employer mandate, for a year and postpones the information reporting requirements. The White House and the Treasury Department posted announcements about the delay last week on blogs (see Obama […]

    Republicans Propose Cutting IRS Budget By 24%…Retaliation?

    In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the GOP is proposing a 24% budget decrease for the IRS as punishment for recent events. The recent events that actually call for the reduction are up for speculation, but many things have been putting the IRS in a unwanted spotlight lately. For example, the 4.1 million dollar […]

    Federal Direct Closed for Independence Day

    It’s that part of summer again. Time to celebrate our independence with fireworks and cookouts! We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! In observance of the holiday, Federal Direct will be close tomorrow, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th. The office will reopen on Monday July 8th at 9 am.

    IRS to Shutter Two Services Used by Tax Pros

    The Internal Revenue Service plans to end the Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution on August 11th 2013. The Service claims that these electronic services aren’t used much and account for only 3% of all account-related issues. Tax practitioners are irate. It’s a newer service much faster than calling and waiting on hold. After the […]

  • Did You Receive A Warning Letter From The IRS?

    According to TaxProToday, the IRS has sent out its regular warning letters to inactive EFIN holders. However, this year it seems that there was some error and current, active EFIN holders could be getting one, as well. If you have used your EFIN to e-file at least one return in the last two years, you […]

    CAA/ITIN Application Update- Regarding Dependents

    If you have a client who is attempting to get ITINs for dependents, he or she must be a parent or use a Power of Attorney form for immediate family (grandparents, brothers, sisters, etc). If your client is an aunt or uncle, the Power of Attorney will not work. In this instance, you will notarize […]

    Time To Start Thinking About Your RTRP Test!!!

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to begin thinking about your plans regarding the impending Registered Tax Return Preparer exam.  As much as many of us unintentionally procrastinate, it is advisable to go ahead and begin preparing to take the test. Do not wait until the last minute. Here are a few facts about the […]

    Warning: Failure to File or Pay Penalties

    Here are eight important points about the two different penalties you may face if you file or pay late. If you do not file by the deadline, you might face a failure-to-file penalty. If you do not pay by the due date, you could face a failure-to-pay penalty. The failure-to-file penalty is generally more than […]

    IRS Warning: Congressional Inaction Risks 2013 Tax ‘Disaster’

    During the most recent Bush administration, individual income tax cuts passed which are now expected to expire at the end of this year. This year is an election year which means that politicians are waiting until after the election to decide whether or not the tax cuts will be extended. According to Accounting Today, most […]

  • IRS Furlough Day Canceled

    Tax Business Owners take note: The previously scheduled IRS furlough day due to budget constraints of Monday, July 22nd has been cancelled, and the IRS will be on the job.  We will continue to update you on the status of the next scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day, August 30, 2013, as more info from the […]

    IRS Pushes Back Employer Mandate

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a formal notice that officially delays the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the employer mandate, for a year and postpones the information reporting requirements. The White House and the Treasury Department posted announcements about the delay last week on blogs (see Obama […]

    Republicans Propose Cutting IRS Budget By 24%…Retaliation?

    In a completely unsurprising turn of events, the GOP is proposing a 24% budget decrease for the IRS as punishment for recent events. The recent events that actually call for the reduction are up for speculation, but many things have been putting the IRS in a unwanted spotlight lately. For example, the 4.1 million dollar […]

    Federal Direct Closed for Independence Day

    It’s that part of summer again. Time to celebrate our independence with fireworks and cookouts! We wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day! In observance of the holiday, Federal Direct will be close tomorrow, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th. The office will reopen on Monday July 8th at 9 am.

    IRS to Shutter Two Services Used by Tax Pros

    The Internal Revenue Service plans to end the Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution on August 11th 2013. The Service claims that these electronic services aren’t used much and account for only 3% of all account-related issues. Tax practitioners are irate. It’s a newer service much faster than calling and waiting on hold. After the […]


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