My Tax Blog

  • New York Suspends Licenses of Delinquent Taxpayers

    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new initiative Monday to encourage individuals who owe significant back taxes to the state to pay their bills by suspending their New York State driver licenses when their past-due tax liability exceeds $10,000. The crackdown is the result of legislation introduced as part of the executive budget […]

    Free Obamacare Webinar Regarding Individual Mandate

    What is the hottest topic this off season?  ObamaCare!  This Affordable Care Act webinar will go over the latest provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to get your office up to speed for the coming tax season.  Be able to answer the most common questions that your clients will be asking when […]

    IRS to Send PTIN Warning Letters

    The Internal Revenue Service’s Return Preparer Office said it is sending letters to 3,000 tax preparers who failed to use a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number. Letter 4731 is being sent to more than 1,100 people who are using old PTINs that were obtained prior to September 2010 and have never been renewed in the […]

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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