Fake IRS Emails, Calls, Letters More Prevalent.
There is nothing more financially terrifying than getting a letter from the IRS. Pranksters have long been able to superimpose the IRS’s logo onto a letterhead and mail it off for laughs, but now, these pranksters have grown up into identity thieving crooks using more than a letterhead. Identity thieves have an arsenal of weapons […]
“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 […]