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  • 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 […]

    Holiday Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed Monday Dec. 24th and Tuesday Dec. 25th to celebrate the Christmas and will also be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, New Year’s Day. Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all off us at Federal Direct!

    *EITC Update* The IRS Choses Identity Protection Over Speed

    Not only has the IRS announced that they will not be releasing a funding cycle, they will also only tell callers, requesting refund dates, that they should see their refund within 23 days. The IRS has been fighting with itself over maintaining it’s two main goals: Identity protection and the quick disbursement of refunds. Well, […]

    EITC Update on Delays & Precautions

    IRS is reporting that 30% of your EITC clients could face a 75-day review process. This could be a result of the 38% increase in EITC fraud reported in 2010 by TIGTA. Taxpayers affected by this new screening process will receive the IRS Letter 4883C by mail, and they will be asked to respond by […]

  • Jackson Hewitt to file Bankruptcy

    Jackson Hewitt officially filed petition for bankruptcy on May 23rd in the Delaware District court.  Jackson completed the the 2010 tax season with over 700 franchisees operating 4,800 locations.  The Bankruptcy has been classified as a “packaged bankruptcy” for restructuring debt, but this official filing is certainly a negative blow to the second largest tax […]

    Ronnie Deutch Firm Closes . Assets Siezed

    Ronnie Deutch, the face and name behind the tax preparation franchise Ronnie Deutch Tax Centers, has had her assets seized by a CA judge, closed her firm, and has been forced to turn over her BAR license to practice law.  Deutch has been charged with making false promises to her clients seeking tax assistance and […]

  • 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 […]

    Holiday Hours

    Federal Direct will be closed Monday Dec. 24th and Tuesday Dec. 25th to celebrate the Christmas and will also be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, New Year’s Day. Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all off us at Federal Direct!

    *EITC Update* The IRS Choses Identity Protection Over Speed

    Not only has the IRS announced that they will not be releasing a funding cycle, they will also only tell callers, requesting refund dates, that they should see their refund within 23 days. The IRS has been fighting with itself over maintaining it’s two main goals: Identity protection and the quick disbursement of refunds. Well, […]

    EITC Update on Delays & Precautions

    IRS is reporting that 30% of your EITC clients could face a 75-day review process. This could be a result of the 38% increase in EITC fraud reported in 2010 by TIGTA. Taxpayers affected by this new screening process will receive the IRS Letter 4883C by mail, and they will be asked to respond by […]

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