Tax Talk

  • 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Information

    The new Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 monthly payments are scheduled to start going out next month, on July 15th. Receiving these advance payments will reduce taxpayers’ credits traditionally on next years tax return filings. We have been getting quite a few questions on how to assist taxpayers wanting to opt-out of receiving these payments, […]

    Who do Enrolled Agents turn to for tax help?

    What is an IRS enrolled agent? Enrolled agent status is the highest credential that the IRS awards to tax professionals.  Individuals who achieve this designation have expanded abilities to help taxpayers, much like those of CPAs or attorneys.  The tax code is constantly changing, but it is certainly not simplifying. Even after IRS Enrolled Agents […]

    Consolidating Your Tax Office Efficiency Resources

    How often does your tax office do an inventory of its efficiencies? Tax office efficiency sounds like an afterthought, but when you analyze the operational constraints that impact your efficiency, you may be able to improve office efficiency and discover areas that in turn save you time and money. Many tax offices struggle with too […]

    Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

  • The Obama, Congress, Koskinen Tax Triangle

    In decades past, and the last year especially, it has become clear that congressional office holders have more trouble working with each other than against each other. While that would be totally acceptable if our mail goal as a nation, as a people was complete stagnation, this is a real problem when applied to our […]

    DC District Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Credit Provisions

    Another day, another lawsuit. This time the plaintiffs argued that the IRS’s interpretation of the ACA was contrary to the statute, which, they asserted, authorizes tax credits only for individuals who purchase insurance on state-run exchanges, but not on federal exchanges. The court ruled “that the plain text of the statute, the statutory structure, and […]

    IRS Using More Automation For Taxpayers

    The IRS is working on switching over to more automated tax payer services intended to reduce the cost of manpower required to handle tasks that can be easily handled with online applications. Amendments are now trackable on the IRS’s website. Your refund can be tracked, as well. You can get your transcripts on the website. […]

    IRS May Fine 122,133 Paid Tax Preparers $345 Million in Penalties

    Last tax season marked an increasing level of noncompliance by tax preparers with the Internal Revenue Service’s due diligence reporting requirements for the Earned Income Tax Credit, according to a new report reviewing the IRS’s performance during the delayed tax season. The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, found that as of […]

    2014 Tax Season Opens on January 31st

    According to IR-2013-100, the IRS plans to open the 2014 filing season on January 31. The IRS cautioned that it will not process any tax returns before January 31, so there is no advantage to filing on paper before the opening date. Until tax season officially begins, the stockpiling rule doesn’t apply. The April 15 […]

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