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  • IRS Sends Thousands of PTIN Letters to Preparers

    This week the IRS Return Preparer Office is mailing letters to approximately 3,000 return preparers who are preparing tax returns without a valid preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Letter 4731 is being sent to 1,100+ people who are using a legacy PTIN that was obtained prior to September 2010 and has never been renewed in the new […]

    IRS Sets Rules for Disclosing Taxpayer Info Under Health Care Reform

    The IRS has set preliminary rules for disclosing taxpayer tax return information to the insurance exchanges, also called “marketplaces” (not currently set up), to help in determining who is and who is not eligible for the “premium tax credit.”  For taxpayers whose income is relevant in determining eligibility for an insurance affordability program, Medicaid, CHIP, […]

    IRS Delays Retirement of EAR but Still Plans to Shut It Down.

    According to Accounting Today, the IRS will be extending the time before the retirement of the Electronic Account Resolution services on the IRS’s website. The IRS plans to extend the applications for three more weeks. There has been and continues to be much outrage over the shutting down of the system when there are drastic […]

    New York Suspends Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new initiative Monday to encourage individuals who owe significant back taxes to the state to pay their bills by suspending their New York State driver licenses when their past-due tax liability exceeds $10,000. The crackdown is the result of legislation introduced as part of the executive budget […]

    Free Obamacare Webinar Regarding Individual Mandate

    What is the hottest topic this off season?  ObamaCare!  This Affordable Care Act webinar will go over the latest provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to get your office up to speed for the coming tax season.  Be able to answer the most common questions that your clients will be asking when […]

  • 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 Newswire: Tax Scam Abusing College Tax Credit

    The IRS has released a warning to the public in regards to tax schemes that promise higher refunds to those with low income.  The IRS would like to specifically warn the elderly, church members, and working families.  Under this scheme, the promoter claims to be able to obtain a tax refund or “non existent stimulus […]

    No More Recapture Reminders for 2008 First Time Homebuyers

    The IRS will no longer send out reminders to First Time Home-buyers who purchased a home in 2008.  The credit in 2008 was essentially an interest free loan from Uncle Sam.  Most people pay back the loan in 15 years (15 installments of $500 through his/her tax return).  Undoubtedly and obviously, the IRS will still […]

    IRS Alert: Audit Compliance Initiative Projects for March 2012

    The IRS regularly conducts national, regional and local compliance initiative projects (CIPs) to study perceived areas of noncompliance. The IRS uses the data from these projects to develop more comprehensive projects and allocate its audit resources in the areas showing significant noncompliance. Projects to be conducted through March regard Schedule C filers, taxpayers taking duplicate […]

    1 Billion in Outstanding 2008 Tax Refunds!

    Be sure to inform your clients that they have until April 17th this year to file for 2008 tax refunds credits.  The IRS estimates that there is over 1 billion dollars in unclaimed refunds still waiting for returns to be filed.  Many people feel that they do not need to file tax returns due to […]

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