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  • List of IRS forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in March 2013

    The following tax forms will be accepted by the IRS during the first week of March after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. A specific date will be announced in the near future. Form 3800 General Business Credit Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels Form 5074 Allocation of […]

    “Where’s My Refund?” Tool on IRS’s Website Overloaded…Again

    The IRS is experiencing high traffic on “Where’s My Refund?” as more tax returns come in. Because of the heavy volume of refund inquiries, the IRS anticipates “Where’s My Refund?” will have limited availability during busier periods. Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to […]

    Forms 8863 (Education) and 4562 (Depreciation) To Be Accepted and Processed This Week

    The Internal Revenue Service announced that it would begin accepting tax forms covering depreciation on Sunday, February 10, and forms covering education credits on Thursday, February 14, a.k.a Valentine’s Day. “This step clears the way for almost all taxpayers to start filing their tax returns for 2012,” the IRS wrote in a statement. “These forms […]

    IRS PTIN System Now Open

    On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. The ruling […]

    Last Day For Practice Return Drawing!!!!

    If you have not already sent in your answer key for the drawing do so today and we will have the drawing before the end of the day today! Winner receives a brand new FREE Kindle Fire!    

  • Nearly 2 Million Fewer Tax Returns Filed in 2009 vs. 2008

    The IRS released statistics showing total filing figures for the country along with individual state statistics also. One of the most notable statistics reported was that there was nearly 2 million (1,730,061) fewer tax returns filed for the 2009 tax year versus the 2008 tax year. Many sources relate this to the economic downturn in […]

    Newest Tax Filing Statistics Released

    It takes approximately 1 year for the IRS to tabulate and release statistical information related to tax filings.  They have just finished compiling tax and demographic information for the 2009 tax year, filed starting January of 2010.  This year should be of significant relevance as it is the first set figures relating to the recession […]

    Tax Credit for Hiring a Veteran Proposed

    President Obama just recently proposed a new tax credit for hiring veterans that have recently returned from combat overseas.  The credit ceilings would range from $4,800 to $9,600, depending on the longevity of the position these veterans are employed for and the length that they have been unemployed and if they have any disabilities.  This […]

    Average Tax Prep Fees Remained Unchanged for Tax Year 2010

    Average fees for a 1040 individual tax return prepared during 2011 were $233, according to a survey of over 8,000 accountants and tax preparers across the country done by The National Society of Accountants.  This figure actually reflected a slight increase, 1.7%, over fees charged for preparing 2009 tax returns.

    Tax Implications of Federal Government passing Debt Ceiling Increase

    The bill to increase the US debt ceiling passed both the House and Senate Monday evening.  The bill raises the debt ceiling in several increments throughout the next year and gets us past the 2012 election.  A “super committee” comprised of both Republicans and Democrats will convene to approve another 1.5 trillion in borrowing for […]

  • List of IRS forms that 1040 filers can begin filing in March 2013

    The following tax forms will be accepted by the IRS during the first week of March after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. A specific date will be announced in the near future. Form 3800 General Business Credit Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels Form 5074 Allocation of […]

    “Where’s My Refund?” Tool on IRS’s Website Overloaded…Again

    The IRS is experiencing high traffic on “Where’s My Refund?” as more tax returns come in. Because of the heavy volume of refund inquiries, the IRS anticipates “Where’s My Refund?” will have limited availability during busier periods. Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to […]

    Forms 8863 (Education) and 4562 (Depreciation) To Be Accepted and Processed This Week

    The Internal Revenue Service announced that it would begin accepting tax forms covering depreciation on Sunday, February 10, and forms covering education credits on Thursday, February 14, a.k.a Valentine’s Day. “This step clears the way for almost all taxpayers to start filing their tax returns for 2012,” the IRS wrote in a statement. “These forms […]

    IRS PTIN System Now Open

    On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers. In accordance with this order, tax return preparers covered by this program are not required to complete competency testing or secure continuing education. The ruling […]

    Last Day For Practice Return Drawing!!!!

    If you have not already sent in your answer key for the drawing do so today and we will have the drawing before the end of the day today! Winner receives a brand new FREE Kindle Fire!    

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