Tax Talk

  • IRS Changes Start of E-Filing Season

    For the coming 2011 tax season, the IRS has changed the date they will start accepting e-filed returns to January 17th, 2012.  This is a Tuesday and return filed should be acknowledged by the IRS within 24 hours, as opposed to previous seasons where the first days’ acknowledgements would be delayed for 48 – 72 […]

    Upcoming Webinar – Navigating your Partner Portal & Marketing Center

    The next training webinar for Federal Direct partners is scheduled for Tuesday November 8th at 6:30pm Eastern.  This webinar will cover accessing your online resources for tax preparation tools,  software & tax training, and will go through using the custom marketing creator for creating and implementing your office’s own unique marketing programs.  Registration invitations have […]

    Schedule C Clients and How Then Can Beat An Audit

    IRS statistics show that approximately 4% of all returns including schedule C income eventually get audited.  Half of these returns are audited due to a random selection and the other half are chosen based upon a scoring assessment based upon IRS standardization charts for different acceptable business expenses.  The IRS released that the most common […]

    2011 PTIN Applications & Renewals Now Available

    PTIN renewal for the coming tax season is now available.  The 2011 system was made operational October 20th.  All paid tax return preparers must obtain or renew Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). If you have a PTIN that was issued in 2010, the renewal fee is $63.00.  If you are applying for the first time, […]

    NY Tax Preparer Registration Requirements

    As well as registering with the IRS on a federal level NY state tax return preparers must also register with the New York Department of Finance and Taxation.  You must register if you are a tax preparer who prepares at least 1 New York state tax return, or if you will be offering bank product […]

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