Tax Talk

  • Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Refunds Using Client Identities

    It’s a story we’ve come to know so well. The friendly tax preparer who you think you can trust ends up filing false returns and having your money deposited into his account. Once again, we see another preparer, this time unlicensed, doing the wrong thing the wrong way. Job Lopez was sentenced to 6 months […]

    Federal Direct Closed on Friday in Observation of Independence Day

    This Friday, July 6th,  Federal Direct will be closed in observation of Independence Day.  Whether you celebrate our nation’s day of independence on Wednesday or Friday, we wish you a safe and fun holiday! Normal office hours will resume on Monday, July 9th.

    Tax Preparer Implications of the Supreme Court Upholding Affordable Care Act

    This morning the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  The most debated issue was the individual coverage mandate element of the law which levies penalties to taxpayers who are required to purchase insurance coverage but fail to do so.  Administration of the Affordable Care Act will be serviced by the IRS; […]

    IRS Strengthens ITIN Requirements- What This Means For Your Office

    The IRS announced today that it has put in place new “interim procedures” designed to “help protect the integrity” of the ITIN process.  During this interim period, no ITINs will be accepted or assigned without original documentation, such as passports and birth certificates, or certified copies of these documents from the issuing agency. Even Certifying […]

    2 FREE CE Credits – This Friday

    We will be hosting a webinar this Friday at 5:30pm Eastern covering Circular 230 and tax preparer ethics.  Attendance to this webinar and 2 CE credits are FREE for Federal Direct partners.  The webinar will last for approximately 100 minutes and will attendance will provide 2 Ethics CE credits toward 2012 continuing education credits for […]

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