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  • Important Update: Finalized ITIN Regulations

    Today, the IRS released updated procedures to strengthen the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program. The IRS has decided to keep many of the rules that have been in place during the Interim Period relating to original documents and certified copies from issuing agencies. Taxpayers applying for themselves will need to include original documents or […]

    IPO Training Site Still Down for Maintenance and TY2012 Version Rollover

    IPO training site is still down from the weekend maintenance and the roll over to the 2012 version.  Have no fear, the website is scheduled to be up tomorrow morning and it will be the new 2012 version. In the mean time, if you’re dying to practice you can do training in live IPO for […]

    Happy Thanksgiving From Federal Direct Tax Services

    Federal Direct will be closed on November 22nd, 23rd, & 24th in observation of Thanksgiving. The office will reopen on November 26th at 9 am. Have a wonderful holiday! Things for which we are thankful: 1. You (..and you really look nice today!) 2. Corn (creamed or regular, we’re not picky, but creamed is way […]

    Sickness NOT Enough To Beat Late Filing Penalties

    A woman with a plethora of health problems made several large taxable gifts to her daughter, but failed to make the gift tax return by the filing date. The woman was down with pneumonia and heart palpitations. She had cataract surgery and knee replacement surgery during the same time period. The court refused to waive […]

    TWO & IPO Online Software Applications Down This weekend.

    All online software applications will be down for maintenance this weekend. TWO & IPO will not be available for use. You can resume using the online applications on Monday after the software developers have completed the work. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. As we get close to the beginning of tax season, we approach […]

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