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  • Your First Priority – EFIN application!

    If you do not yet have an EFIN for your tax office, this should be the number one priority for getting your office set up for the coming tax season. An EFIN is your tax office’s equivalent of an IRS license. This number allows you to electronically file tax returns for profit. Without an EFIN […]

    H&R Block RAL Shake-UP

    H&R Block is suing their exclusive RAL banking partner HSBC for failure to properly preparer to offer Refund Anticipation Loans this season. Bad news travels fast as H&R saw its stock price drop nearly 11% following the news.

    Online PTIN Application Site is Getting Better!

    There has been improvement within the process of getting a PTIN. The IRS has now had several weeks to work out many of the bugs in their new online Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) application system.  We are still receiving complaints that the initial password is not reaching applicants email boxes, but many of the […]

    IRS Contacting Fraudulent EIC Return Preparers

    Preparers identified as being “at risk” for filing 2010 returns with EITC errors, will get letters, visits and due diligence audits. The contacts are focused primarily on education and are aimed at improving compliance with regulations. IRS will monitor returns and continue to ramp up enforcement if improvement isn’t evident.

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