My Tax Blog

  • 1 More Day to Timely File Rejected Returns

    Just a reminder that tomorrow, 4/20/2013 is the last day to timely file returns that were previously rejected. Also, be sure not to cause undue alarm to your clients that are getting refunds; there is no late filing penalty for filing a return after 4/15 if you are claiming a refund!  

    Happy End of the Tax Season!

    Happy 4/15!  Today is April 15th, and the last day to timely file tax returns for your clients.  There are a few things to keep in mind as we pass the filing deadline. Rejected returns have until 4/20/2013 to be fixed and get accepted, and will still be considered “Timely Filed”. The IRS and state […]

    It’s Begun! Beware of Fake IRS Emails!

    Today I received an email, claiming to be from the IRS, stating that there was an additional sum of money to be refunded.  As a tax professional, I know I did my taxes right, but for those unaware of the system or too trusting of emails, this could be incredibly detrimental. Remember that the IRS […]

    Stop Procrastinating, April 15 is One Week Away! Time to File!

    Just a friendly reminder that tax season will NOT be extended even though it began late. You will have until April 15th, which is next Monday, to file your taxes or file an extension. Remember that if you paper file, your return must be postmarked by the 15th to be considered “timely,” and filing an […]

    You Can Now Track Your Amendment! Really? Yes!

    Beginning in March 2013, you can track the status of your amended return using a new web or toll-free application. Go to IRS.gov and click on “Where’s My Amended Return,” or call 1-866-464-2050. With either application, you will need to provide the following information: Your Taxpayer Identification Number (usually SSN), Your date of birth, and […]

  • 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 […]

    IRS Changes Start of E-Filing Season

    For the coming 2011 tax season, the IRS has changed the date they will start accepting e-filed returns to January 17th, 2012.  This is a Tuesday and return filed should be acknowledged by the IRS within 24 hours, as opposed to previous seasons where the first days’ acknowledgements would be delayed for 48 – 72 […]

  • 1 More Day to Timely File Rejected Returns

    Just a reminder that tomorrow, 4/20/2013 is the last day to timely file returns that were previously rejected. Also, be sure not to cause undue alarm to your clients that are getting refunds; there is no late filing penalty for filing a return after 4/15 if you are claiming a refund!  

    Happy End of the Tax Season!

    Happy 4/15!  Today is April 15th, and the last day to timely file tax returns for your clients.  There are a few things to keep in mind as we pass the filing deadline. Rejected returns have until 4/20/2013 to be fixed and get accepted, and will still be considered “Timely Filed”. The IRS and state […]

    It’s Begun! Beware of Fake IRS Emails!

    Today I received an email, claiming to be from the IRS, stating that there was an additional sum of money to be refunded.  As a tax professional, I know I did my taxes right, but for those unaware of the system or too trusting of emails, this could be incredibly detrimental. Remember that the IRS […]

    Stop Procrastinating, April 15 is One Week Away! Time to File!

    Just a friendly reminder that tax season will NOT be extended even though it began late. You will have until April 15th, which is next Monday, to file your taxes or file an extension. Remember that if you paper file, your return must be postmarked by the 15th to be considered “timely,” and filing an […]

    You Can Now Track Your Amendment! Really? Yes!

    Beginning in March 2013, you can track the status of your amended return using a new web or toll-free application. Go to IRS.gov and click on “Where’s My Amended Return,” or call 1-866-464-2050. With either application, you will need to provide the following information: Your Taxpayer Identification Number (usually SSN), Your date of birth, and […]

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