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  • IRS continues their plan to close 2 e-services used by tax pros

    Disclosure authorization and electronic account resolution programs will be closing as previously scheduled on August 11th, 2013.  Over 4,000 tax pros have signed petitions urging the service to reconsider, to no avail.  As it looks at this point be sure to get your POAs and document request forms filed ASAP, before these time saving services […]

    H&R Block Manager Sentenced & Spiel on Integrity

    Jail time is coming for a Californian man who is a former manager of an H&R Block. Damon Charles Dubose was convicted and sentenced for filing 12 false tax returns and pocketing the money after withdrawing it from “his clients” H&R Emerald Card. The victims of Mr. Dubose’s tax scheme were previous clients at that […]

    ITINs & Changes to the CAA Program Tonight in an hour!

      ITINs – Recent changes to the ITIN program and a general overview on the filing process. Join us for a Webinar on July 22 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/325968471 This course will cover the continuing changes to the ITIN program, affecting how to file and get ITINs for your […]

    IRS Furlough Day Canceled

    Tax Business Owners take note: The previously scheduled IRS furlough day due to budget constraints of Monday, July 22nd has been cancelled, and the IRS will be on the job.  We will continue to update you on the status of the next scheduled agency-wide employee furlough day, August 30, 2013, as more info from the […]

    IRS Pushes Back Employer Mandate

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a formal notice that officially delays the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as the employer mandate, for a year and postpones the information reporting requirements. The White House and the Treasury Department posted announcements about the delay last week on blogs (see Obama […]

  • 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 […]

    Tax Preparers… Get your PTIN NOW!

    The IRS has their preparers test in place and is now scheduling for preparers to take the examination.  To avoid having to take the examination prior to Dec 31st, 2013 preparers must act soon.  2011 PTINs expire on December 31st, 2011, and are now scheduled to expire on the close of each calender year going […]

    Tax Preparer Fingerprinting Program Put on Hold

    Along with the slew of changes and new regulations that have come down from the IRS and the Registered Return Preparers Office over the past 2 years was a provision mandating that all registered tax return preparers be fingerprinted.  IRS Commissioner, Doug Shulman, stated yesterday that the fingerprinting requirement associated with registering all tax return […]

    Earned Income Tax Credit – Preparer Fraud Penalty Increases

    IRS released new information today highlighting increases in EITC preparer fraud penalties.  The standard monetary penalty has increased from $100 to $500 per compliance issue on returns filed after 12/31/2011.  For more information on avoiding preparer compliance penalties visit the IRS’ EITC Website for more information.  This recent update was just released today, 11/7/2011, and […]

    Faster Tax Refunds This Tax Season!

    The IRS will be filing all returns through the new Modernized E-File (MEF) system this coming tax season.  This translates to your clients getting their refunds in as little as 5 days.  This represents a reduction in refund delays by 2 days.  The IRS reserves the right to delay returns with questionable Earned Income Tax […]

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