Hub Testing Begins 1/18/2022
Hot off the presses! IRS HUB Testing to start tomorrow, January 18th and continue through Friday January 21st. Tax returns intended for early processing can be submitted now! What is HUB Testing? -This is when the IRS pulls and processes returns that have been submitted as part of a controlled test launch of the e-file system. […]
Amendment & Tax Return Processing Delays Create Difficulty for All
It’s no secret that the IRS has struggled to process taxpayer returns in a timely fashion since the pandemic started. Adding fuel to the fire, the pandemic created millions of taxpayers who desperately need their refunds in order to pay for living expenses. According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, the IRS had a backlog of […]
2021 E-file Shutdown
E-filing will shut down for the year on November 20th, 2021. If you have returns waiting to get filed, you still have plenty of time. Be mindful that there is no “grace period” for the shut off. Once it’s off, it’s off until it’s turned back on in January. https://www.marketingexpress.irs.gov/systems-status/system-status-mef/modernized-efile-mef-operational-status
PTIN System Open for New 2022 PTINs & Renewals
You can get or renew your PTIN for 2022 on the PTIN system. The PTIN renewal fee for 2022 is $35.95 Go to irs.gov/ptin
2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Information
The new Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 monthly payments are scheduled to start going out next month, on July 15th. Receiving these advance payments will reduce taxpayers’ credits traditionally on next years tax return filings. We have been getting quite a few questions on how to assist taxpayers wanting to opt-out of receiving these payments, […]
End of Filing Season is November 18th, 2017
Last day to e-file returns will be November 18th, 2017. Until that day, you can e-file tax returns from 2014, 2015, and 2016. Once e-filing opens back up for the coming season, then you will be able to e-file returns for 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Important Upcoming Dates
Head’s up on some important dates! This Year’s Extension deadline is : October 16th, 2017 -Individual, C-Corp (S-corp & partnerships were September 15th) -Disaster Areas: Added time to file returns on extension, January 31st, 2018 (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) CTEC renewal deadline is : October 3st, 2017
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 […]