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  • Federal Direct Moves to our New Offices

    We are very happy to announce that we have officially made the transition to our new office suites located at 5410 Emerson Way Indianapolis, IN 46226.  You can still reach us via phone at the same numbers as before, but any mail correspondence should be sent to the above address.

    New Earned Income Credit Filing Requirements for the 2011 Tax Year

    The IRS announced that they will be continuing their “Knock and Talk” EIC preparer education program, along with sending compliance letters, initiating preparer due dilligence audits, and requiring additional information be attached to all returns claiming EITC.  Prepareres will not notice much differece in the preparation process as now the tax preparation software will submit the EITC checklist […]

    Tomorrow’s Webinar: Amending Returns and working with form 1040X

    Tomorrow evening’s webinar will be covering how to properly complete an amended return for your clients, to fix other preparers mistakes, where to mail the completed forms, how long you have to request refunds through the amendment process, and what documentation needs to be attached to form 1040X.  This webinar is primarily focusing on Federal Direct […]

    Final PTIN registration details released

    Provisional PTINs: available through 4/18/2012.  This means that you WILL be able to get a PTIN prior to completing the preparers examination up to this date.  If you already have a PTIN, you will need to renew that PTIN for a fee of $64.25 after October 15th, 2011 for the coming tax season.  You will […]

    Get Your PTIN NOW!

    For anyone who has not heard the deadline for avoiding having to take the RTRP Examination until December 2013 is October 1st.  Federal Direct can assist you get your PTIN now, but if you delay, you will experience multiple additional charges and an examination before you can preparer taxes this year!  If you do not […]

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