New IRS Commissioner Koskinen Approved
John Koskinen, a 74-year-old multimillionaire with a resume full of accomplishments, will be the new Commissioner of the IRS. The Senate Finance Committee approved his nomination Friday.
Tax Prep Fees on The Rise
According to Accounting Today, average fees for tax prep are rising. While it certainly does depend on which forms you need, all tax prep fees are steadily increasing a few percentage points, and will very likely continue to rise as the individual mandate is facilitated through tax filing.
IRS Commissioner Nominee Vows to Rehabilitate Tax Agency
John Koskinen, President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, said at a Senate panel’s confirmation hearing that he would work to restore the public’s trust in the tax agency. “With 95,000 employees and the range of challenges the agency faces, mistakes will happen,” Koskinen said today in prepared testimony for the […]
IRS Launches 2012 EITC Audits for Preparers
The IRS is starting this year’s Earned Income Tax Credit due diligence compliance audits of return preparers. To select preparers for audits, the service will “look at returns with a high chance of errors competed by the same preparer,” according to the IRS.gov. The audits review at least 25 EITC returns for the preparer’s due-diligence […]
Important- New Federal Tax Forms for Tax Year 2013
This coming tax year will be host to some new tax forms that will probably be around for the long haul. The new forms relate to the impending facilitation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the child tax credit. New forms to the 1040 series package: -Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax […]