Tax Talk

  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Federal Direct offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4th, 2014.  Our offices will reopen Monday July 7th, 2014 at the normal time of 9am EST. If you have an emergency during this time please contact your account representative directly or contact support at: support@federaldirecttax.com.  An after hours representative will contact […]

    Alert of New Email Phishing Scam: “Update your IRS e-file”

    The IRS has been alerted to a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS and include a link to a bogus web site intended to mirror the official IRS web site. These emails contain the direction “you are to update your IRS e-file immediately.”  The emails mention USA.gov and IRSgov, […]

    IRS to Reconsider Outsourcing Tax Debt Collection

    A bill recently passed by the Senate taxwriters includes a provision that would revive and expand the use of private debt collectors, requiring the service to hand over to private firms nearly all the inactive tax receivables. The way the bill reads, that would include unpaid fines for not having health coverage, a penalty that […]

    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! So, what is the best […]

  • 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 […]

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