My Tax Blog

  • IRS Appeals Ruling In Tax Preparer Lawsuit Against RTRP

    The IRS is appealing the district court’s ruling in Loving vs. IRS.  Three independent tax preparers and a rally of libertarian lawyers sued the IRS for imposing regulations on tax preparers saying that the IRS doesn’t have statutory authority to do so.  The IRS is appealing the ruling and oral arguments for the case are […]

    IRS Could Review Previously Processed ITINs for Fraud Patterns

    According to Accounting Today, the IRS and TIGTA have almost made up.  Not entirely, but TIGTA is letting the IRS move back into the house (personification- no actual move took place). While the IRS is only, at this point, satisfying 7 of 9 measures that TIGTA wants to see, the Service plans to really work […]

    IRS Closed Tomorrow. Call Today or Wait Until Monday!

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that, due to the current budget situation including the sequester, the agency will be shut down on Friday, June 14. As was the case on May 24, the first furlough day, all IRS operations will again be closed on June 14. This means that all IRS offices, including […]

    Unbanked: Prediction of Challenges To Come Regarding PPACA

    With the impending enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, research groups all over are attempting to find loop holes to provisions, cracked logic, anything to cause a stir and potentially create fear. There are concerns about those who do not have bank accounts, or, as the research groups have labelled them, the […]

  • Another One Bites The Dust. TaxMasters Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

    Yet another company claiming to assist taxpayers with tax debt resolution files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. From false claims of help to deceptive businesses practices, another national tax resolution company shows why it may best to go with a local tax professional. Many national tax resolution companies advertise negotiation help in resolving clients’ debt problems. […]

    Fraudulent Tax Return Could Lead To Deportation

    Two married resident aliens were convicted of willfully making, subscribing, and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return which caused the government a tax loss of over $10,000.  An immigration judge ordered the couple’s deportation. On February 21, 2012, the Supreme Court decided Kawashima v. Holder, holding that the offenses that make an […]

    Update: Rejected Corporate Returns

    Corporate returns that were rejected yesterday have 5 more days to refile and get accepted before any penalties will be levied.  For both the corporation and shareholders the penalties for filing late are steep.  Shareholders run the risk of receiving a $100 fine for being untimely. If the untimeliness boiled down to an intentional disregard, […]

    IRS Newswire: First Registered Tax Return Preparer Certificates

    The IRS has announced that it has begun to provide test results to tax return preparers who have taken the new return preparer competency test. The competency test to get your new designation, Registered Tax Return Preparer, is a 120 question test which has a perfect score of 500. Preparers must score a 350 or […]

    S Corporation & C Corporation Tax Return Deadline Quickly Approaching

    April 15th comes to mind when you think about when taxes are due. This is a friendly reminder that if your business is an S-Corporation or a C-Corporation, your business tax return is due before March 15th. S Corporations Your S-Corp (LLC’s taxed as an S-Corp count too) is required to file IRS Form 1120S […]

  • IRS Appeals Ruling In Tax Preparer Lawsuit Against RTRP

    The IRS is appealing the district court’s ruling in Loving vs. IRS.  Three independent tax preparers and a rally of libertarian lawyers sued the IRS for imposing regulations on tax preparers saying that the IRS doesn’t have statutory authority to do so.  The IRS is appealing the ruling and oral arguments for the case are […]

    IRS Could Review Previously Processed ITINs for Fraud Patterns

    According to Accounting Today, the IRS and TIGTA have almost made up.  Not entirely, but TIGTA is letting the IRS move back into the house (personification- no actual move took place). While the IRS is only, at this point, satisfying 7 of 9 measures that TIGTA wants to see, the Service plans to really work […]

    IRS Closed Tomorrow. Call Today or Wait Until Monday!

    The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that, due to the current budget situation including the sequester, the agency will be shut down on Friday, June 14. As was the case on May 24, the first furlough day, all IRS operations will again be closed on June 14. This means that all IRS offices, including […]

    Unbanked: Prediction of Challenges To Come Regarding PPACA

    With the impending enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, research groups all over are attempting to find loop holes to provisions, cracked logic, anything to cause a stir and potentially create fear. There are concerns about those who do not have bank accounts, or, as the research groups have labelled them, the […]

  • Ready to offer tax services to undocumented aliens? We have the training and support to make it happen!


  • Federal Direct provides back office support to free your business up to GROW!



  • Be your clients’ hero! Our in-house Sure & Secure IRS Audit coverage makes you a true Problem Solver!


  • Federal Direct knows the focus and dedication it takes to grow your tax business!


Want more info? We will contact you back within 1 business day