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My Tax Blog

  • E-file Shutting Down November 18th

    Shutdown begins on Saturday, November 18th, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, in order to prepare the system for the upcoming Tax Year 2020 Filing Season. Any returns not in accepted status will either need to be mailed or e-filed after e-filing turns on for the upcoming tax season in January.  ***Revision to the e-file […]

    Get Your 2021 PTIN

    IRS.gov/ptin is open for renewals for the coming year. Log into or, if you’re a new preparer, create your PTIN account, verify personal information, and pay for your PTIN. Payment is now required again after many years of no charge. Pay the $35.95 renewal fee via credit/debit/ATM card or eCheck. Upon completion of your application […]

    Final Round of ITIN Expirations & Renewals

    Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, ITINs that have not been used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three consecutive years and those issued before 2013 will expire. This year ITINs with middle digits 88 will expire Dec. 31, 2020. Additionally, ITINs with middle digits 90, 91, […]

    Federal Direct Tax Preparation Training

    Having a well-rounded training program is important for any tax office, but it is vital for a tax office looking to penetrate the market. Independent tax offices have several areas of training on which to focus. No one comes to a tax professional with the easy stuff! They come to you because you are versed […]

  • Is a Tax Preparation Business right for you?

    The tax industry is a delicate balance of chaos and repetition. Yearly updates on tax law, form revisions, tax software, and tax professional education requirements keep tax professionals busy during the off season while peak season shows just how truly chaotic tax season can be.  Every tax professional will develop their own methods of preparing […]

    Tax Office Training

    Training your tax preparers can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important tax preparer training categories. Ranging from software and tax law training to online security, with our list of best practices for tax office training, we hope this will help to ensure that you and […]

    What is the real cost of starting a tax business?

    If you are considering starting a tax preparation business, there are a few different types of actual costs to consider.  Each type of cost will require sacrifice and planning. The three main types of small business start-up costs to consider are: finances, time, and effort (mental and physical costs).  To help measure the real financial […]

    Tips on Basic Online Security & Identifying Tax Related Email Scams

    Start by knowing that the IRS or software vendor will never ask you for your personal information and security questions via email. Please take some time to read our online information security tips below.  Always be suspicious of unexpected emails, even if it appears to come from a legitimate source.  Triple check emails before ever […]

    Alert: Watch for Scam/Phishing Emails!

    Please be on the alert for fraudulent email messages requesting sensitive personal and business tax information.  These emails can appear to come from many different sources pretending to be the IRS, Federal Direct, State Departments of Revenue, Tax Software Companies, etc.  One such recent IRS tax scam email has been identified as coming from a […]

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