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  • Deadline Reminder

    Deadline Reminder: -9/15: 1065 Partnership returns on extension, -1102S S corp returns on extension -3rd Qtr. Estimated payments -10/15: Individual 1040 returns on extension

    IRS Changing E-file Application Fingerprint Process As of 8/15/22

    One component of becoming an e-file provider is getting fingerprinted for a background check. This has traditionally been completed with paper fingerprint cards which were mailed to the IRS and matched to the applicant’s application. However, as of September 25th the IRS will be implementing a new electronic fingerprinting process which will require an applicant […]

    Federal Direct Closed For Memorial Weekend

    The corporate offices of Federal Direct Tax Services will be closed on Friday, 5/27/2022 through Monday, 5/30/2022 in observation of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at 9 am eastern time.   

    IRS E-Services Changing Summer of 2022

    The IRS is currently in works to migrate all of the following e-services products and applications to an online portal serviced by ID.me (an IRS trusted technology provider):  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Transmitter Control Code (TCC) • Application Program Interface (API) Client ID Application • e-File Application • Information Returns (IR) for TCC […]

    Hub Testing Begins 1/18/2022

    Hot off the presses! IRS HUB Testing to start tomorrow, January 18th and continue through Friday January 21st.  Tax returns intended for early processing can be submitted now!  What is IRS HUB Testing? -This is when the IRS pulls and processes returns that have been submitted as part of a controlled test launch of the e-file […]

  • IRS ITIN policy changes released 8/4/2016

    ITINs issued before 2013 will expire 12/31/2016.  Renewal process will open October 1st, 2016.  To identify if an ITIN was issued prior to 2013, the first individuals in this group are ITINs with 78 or 79 as the middle digits.    ITINs that have not been used on a US tax return for the past […]

    PTIN Price Change & Other PTIN Updates

    In years past the cost of a new PTIN or renewing a PTIN was $64.25 or $63 respectively. However, the price has recently changed and may stay at this new price point for an undetermined period of time. The new cost, whether applying for a new PTIN or renewing your PTIN, will be the same, […]

    Annual Filing Season Program CE Certification

    How Do I Obtain the AFSP – Record of Completion? • Take eighteen (18) credit hours of Continuing Education, comprised of: – Six (6) hours of Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course that covers filing for the tax year and includes a knowledge-based, open book comprehension test administered at the end of the course through […]

    1040 Extension Deadline Approaching 10/15

    Do not forget that if you filed an extension for additional time to file, the deadline is fast approaching. You will be able to file returns for a while longer but your client may face additional penalties as a result of the delay. Play it safe, and file before the deadline, or, if nothing else, […]

    Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting (STOP) Identity Theft Bill of 2014

    Identity theft is a problem that affects millions of Americans and that nondescript number is growing exponentially. Years ago, there were fewer people filing fewer fraudulent returns, but now, with the ease of e-file and the lax security of some office’s document retention procedures, there are thousands of people who have built a type of […]

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