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  • 2012/2013 CE Requirements & PTIN Renewal

    There has been some confusion regarding the continuing education required for PTIN renewal. Below you will find three of the most common questions. What happens if I did not renew my PTIN by December 31, 2012? A: The preparer can pay the $63 renewal fee after December 31 for the PTIN. Q: What happens if […]

    Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Details A.K.A Governmental “Tough Love”

    Well, with this new deal we averted the cliff or did we? Maybe we had a parachute that kept us safe for a while, gave us a nice feeling that we’d land softly and smoothly, but then, half the way down we noticed large hole in the chute. The Good- The deal restores the top […]

    Fiscal Cliff Update & New Extended FD Office Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in observation of New Year’s Day. We wish you all a warm and safe holiday as you ring in the new year! Federal Direct office hours will increase starting Wednesday, January 2nd. Office hours will be 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 […]

    Office Closed On January 1st & Change in Office Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in observation of New Year’s Day. We wish you all a warm and safe holiday as you ring in the new year! Federal Direct office hours will increase starting Wednesday, January 2nd. Office hours will be 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 […]

    Important – PTIN System Outage Planned

    The PTIN system will be partially unavailable on Sunday, December 30, from 1:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. EDT. During this time, the system will be unable to process new registrations, but will be open for renewals and test appointments. There will be a complete outage of the PTIN system from Monday, December 31, until mid-day […]

  • Tax Debt forces SuperBowl Veteran to put championship ring up for auction

    Fuzzy Thurston, a former lineman of the Green Bay Packers will be auctioning off his 1967 SuperBowl Championship ring to help with his 1.7 Million tax debt.  The tax debt originates from Thurston’s post NFL business venture where he opened a chain of restaurants called The Left Guard.  The original debt was issued in 1984 […]

    Senators Press IRS to Adapt Tax Code for Same-Sex Couples

    8 democratic Senators have pressed the IRS for appeals to the tax code relating to the handling of same-sex couples.  Many states now allow for same-sex couples to file joint State returns, however these same couples must file separate federal tax returns.  A heavy portion of the problems these couples face are related to dealing […]

    Business Mileage Deductions Changes for 2nd Half of 2011

    The IRS has just released its’ adjusted mileage rates for the second half of tax year 2011. These rates will be in effect for all clients returns this coming January. Be aware, taxpayers always have the option of calculating and using actual expenses for their vehicle, but typically the mileage rates offer taxpayers the most […]

    Get your PTIN early this year

    The IRS is moving forward with implementing their testing requirement for tax preparers and they have stated that this will be in place for this coming 2011 tax season, starting January 2012.  One way to postpone having to take the preparer competency examination is to have your PTIN issued prior to the IRS implementing the […]

    IRS wants your input on Preparer Exams

    The IRS has selected Prometric to administer the forthcoming tax preparer examinations, but they would like to hear from you, the actual preparers, regarding the structure, length, specific areas and topics that should be covered, reporting, etc.  Prometric is the company that has been administering exams for Enrolled Agents and CPAs for years, but with […]

  • 2012/2013 CE Requirements & PTIN Renewal

    There has been some confusion regarding the continuing education required for PTIN renewal. Below you will find three of the most common questions. What happens if I did not renew my PTIN by December 31, 2012? A: The preparer can pay the $63 renewal fee after December 31 for the PTIN. Q: What happens if […]

    Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Details A.K.A Governmental “Tough Love”

    Well, with this new deal we averted the cliff or did we? Maybe we had a parachute that kept us safe for a while, gave us a nice feeling that we’d land softly and smoothly, but then, half the way down we noticed large hole in the chute. The Good- The deal restores the top […]

    Fiscal Cliff Update & New Extended FD Office Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in observation of New Year’s Day. We wish you all a warm and safe holiday as you ring in the new year! Federal Direct office hours will increase starting Wednesday, January 2nd. Office hours will be 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 […]

    Office Closed On January 1st & Change in Office Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in observation of New Year’s Day. We wish you all a warm and safe holiday as you ring in the new year! Federal Direct office hours will increase starting Wednesday, January 2nd. Office hours will be 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 […]

    Important – PTIN System Outage Planned

    The PTIN system will be partially unavailable on Sunday, December 30, from 1:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. EDT. During this time, the system will be unable to process new registrations, but will be open for renewals and test appointments. There will be a complete outage of the PTIN system from Monday, December 31, until mid-day […]

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