My Tax Blog

  • IRS Statement Regarding RTRP Court Ruling

    As of Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has 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 currently required to register with the IRS, to complete […]

    IMPORTANT! IRS RTRP Regulations Shot Down in Court!

    Released yesterday was news the tax preparers, along side a libertarian justice group, won it’s case against the IRS.  Essentially, the lawsuit challenged the IRS, stating that it had no right to impose such regulations on tax preparers and that it was giving itself more authority than it had.  The judgement opinion was that until […]

    Stockpiling Your Clients’ Tax Returns Ok’d By IRS

    In light of the recent tax law changes and delays as a result of those tax law changes, the IRS has said it’s fine to stock pile your customer’s tax returns and submit them “early.” By early, that means you can prepare and submit them on January 22nd, and they will sit there until the […]

    Delay To start of Filing Season 1/30/2013

    The IRS has made official that they will be delaying the start of the electronic filing season to 1/30/2013.  This relates to 1040, Individual tax returns.  The IRS also indicates that they expect additional delays associated with less common individual forms that they will be releasing a list of later.   We will keep you […]

    Have You Completed Your RBC Compliance Training?

    If you have not yet taken your online RCB Compliance Training, be sure to do so by logging into your partner portal.  A PTIN is required for recording completion of the Compliance Training.  All preparers offering bank products this season must complete the REC Compliance Test.

  • Over 50% of all households paid NO federal tax for 2009

    Over 50% of all US households paid NO federal tax for the tax period of 2009.  Even more impressive than that is that almost 30% of all households got a check back for MORE than all of their income taxes they paid in.  This is due to the refundable credits such as Earned Income Tax […]

    100,000 Tax Preparers to be target by the IRS for PTIN violations in 2010 season

    The IRS has began sending letters to about 100,000 tax return preparers who either used outdated PTINs or used social security numbers instead of a PTIN when filing returns this past tax season. The letters explain the new oversight program, inform preparers of how to register for a new PTIN, or renew an old PTIN, […]

    Tax Clients Liens & Levies – IRS offers “Fresh-Start Open House” Tomorrow

    The Internal Revenue Service will open the doors to dozens of its Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country this coming Saturday, July 16, 2011, to answer taxpayer questions and provide help with tax filing issues. This special event is particularly intended for people who want to make a “fresh start” by taking steps to have […]

    Tax Preparer Tips – Manual Entry of SSNs now required on all W2s

    New for the 2011 tax season all W2s will require a manual entry of clients social security number.  Software companies will no longer be allowed to prepopulate SSN onto W2s.  The reasoning behind this is related cleints having ITINs (Individual Tax Identification Number) instead of Social Security Numbers.  In past years software programs would simply populate the […]

    When Does My Tax Preparer PTIN Expire?

    Tax Preparers were required to get a Preparer Tax Identification Number last tax season.  Those PTINs were initially scheduled to expire one year, to the day, from when they were issued.  That time frame has been changed by the IRS, now all PTINs will expire on 12/31 of the following year.  This translates to anyone […]

  • IRS Statement Regarding RTRP Court Ruling

    As of Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has 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 currently required to register with the IRS, to complete […]

    IMPORTANT! IRS RTRP Regulations Shot Down in Court!

    Released yesterday was news the tax preparers, along side a libertarian justice group, won it’s case against the IRS.  Essentially, the lawsuit challenged the IRS, stating that it had no right to impose such regulations on tax preparers and that it was giving itself more authority than it had.  The judgement opinion was that until […]

    Stockpiling Your Clients’ Tax Returns Ok’d By IRS

    In light of the recent tax law changes and delays as a result of those tax law changes, the IRS has said it’s fine to stock pile your customer’s tax returns and submit them “early.” By early, that means you can prepare and submit them on January 22nd, and they will sit there until the […]

    Delay To start of Filing Season 1/30/2013

    The IRS has made official that they will be delaying the start of the electronic filing season to 1/30/2013.  This relates to 1040, Individual tax returns.  The IRS also indicates that they expect additional delays associated with less common individual forms that they will be releasing a list of later.   We will keep you […]

    Have You Completed Your RBC Compliance Training?

    If you have not yet taken your online RCB Compliance Training, be sure to do so by logging into your partner portal.  A PTIN is required for recording completion of the Compliance Training.  All preparers offering bank products this season must complete the REC Compliance Test.

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