My Tax Blog

  • Information on RTRP Refunds Finally Released!

    There has finally been some information released regarding refunds for RTRP Exam fees. Requests for refunds can only be made by phone to Prometric directly at the 855.477.3926.  You must speak with to a customer service representative, and they can complete & initiate a refund request.  The refund review process can take up to 60 […]

    Lauryn Hill Convicted of Tax Evasion & Compares It to Slavery…

    Singer/Songwriter Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement for failing to file tax returns for five years and not reporting more than $2.3 million in income. In addition to being a singer and actress, Hill owned and operated four S corporations, and her primary source of […]

    Late Tax Filers May Qualify for Abatement of Penalties

    The IRS has a program called the First Time Abate which allows for a taxpayer to have the late filing penalties waived. This only applies if the taxpayer has been compliant for the past three years. This means paying on time, filing on time, etc. This also includes the penalty for late payroll tax deposits. […]

    Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Fraud Prevention Act of 2013

    Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of cases of fraud go from an occurrence that happened to “someone we know” to something that you can’t avoid reading or hearing about. It’s happening to hundreds of thousands of people in many different forms, but one of the most common forms in the tax […]

    IRS Closing for 5 days Due to Furloughs

    Due to budget cuts and sequestration, the IRS will be closing down all of its operations for 5 days, one at a time, from now to August. This will include all operations, including the call centers. The goal is to save money on utilities and man-power on slower days. Keep in mind that the IRS […]

  • Fraudulent Tax Offices and Check Cashing Stores Targeted by IRS

    The first week of the tax season has seen some interesting actions taken by the IRS.  They have actively taken aim at both high fraud tax offices and check cashing facilities that seem to consistently be in the middle of of these problematic returns.  In prior years, the IRS has taken more of a reactionary […]

    Detroit Tax Fraud Ring Blamed for First Week Slow Fund

    The IRS released insight that tax returns filed between the 17th and 24th are experiencing delays in funding, but returns filed after that 24th should be back inline with the standard funding cycle.  IRS fraud detection systems are at the root of the delays. Over $800,000 in fraudulent tax filings were said to have been […]

    PTIN payment site scheduled to be operational on Monday 1/16/2012

    The IRS’ PTIN website for renewing and obtaining Preparer Tax Identification Numbers has been a challenge this year, to say the least.  Ever since mid December, the PTIN site has been broken and under maintenance more than it has been up.  New PTIN applicants have not been able to complete the process and pay for […]

    PTIN Application Website Down For Maintenance

    Due to previously scheduled maintenance on IRS systems, the PTIN system will be unavailable for NEW applications from 5:00 PM ET on Friday, December 23 until approximately 9:00 AM ET on Monday, January 9. Preparers are still able to renew existing PTINs during this window. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

    2011 IRS Publication 17 now available

    The IRS has released the final revisions to the 2011 tax year publication 17.  This publication is probably the most comprehensive set of information covering individual tax return filing, and is also one of the forms that will be available to you while taking the upcoming RTRP examination.  You can access a downloadable form of […]

  • Information on RTRP Refunds Finally Released!

    There has finally been some information released regarding refunds for RTRP Exam fees. Requests for refunds can only be made by phone to Prometric directly at the 855.477.3926.  You must speak with to a customer service representative, and they can complete & initiate a refund request.  The refund review process can take up to 60 […]

    Lauryn Hill Convicted of Tax Evasion & Compares It to Slavery…

    Singer/Songwriter Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement for failing to file tax returns for five years and not reporting more than $2.3 million in income. In addition to being a singer and actress, Hill owned and operated four S corporations, and her primary source of […]

    Late Tax Filers May Qualify for Abatement of Penalties

    The IRS has a program called the First Time Abate which allows for a taxpayer to have the late filing penalties waived. This only applies if the taxpayer has been compliant for the past three years. This means paying on time, filing on time, etc. This also includes the penalty for late payroll tax deposits. […]

    Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Fraud Prevention Act of 2013

    Over the past few years we’ve seen the number of cases of fraud go from an occurrence that happened to “someone we know” to something that you can’t avoid reading or hearing about. It’s happening to hundreds of thousands of people in many different forms, but one of the most common forms in the tax […]

    IRS Closing for 5 days Due to Furloughs

    Due to budget cuts and sequestration, the IRS will be closing down all of its operations for 5 days, one at a time, from now to August. This will include all operations, including the call centers. The goal is to save money on utilities and man-power on slower days. Keep in mind that the IRS […]

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