Tax Talk

  • IRS releasing emails regarding PTIN applications

    The IRS is releasing email messages informing PTIN applicants that you may have an open PTIN application with the service that needs to be completed.  This message relates to many people who were forced to apply through multiple email addresses in order to get their temporary password for online PTIN application.  If you have been […]

    DO NOT upgrade to Internet Explorer 9

    Internet Explorer 9 is causing issues for partners accessing tools on the partner portal, and using online tax preparation tools.  If you receive a pop-up message asking you to to upgrade, DO NOT choose to upgrade.  If you have already upgraded, please contact our IT department and they will assist you in converting back to […]

    Should I get an EIN for my tax business?

    Many tax businesses operate perfectly fine without getting an EIN (Employer Identification Number), and if you are the only one working in your business you really do not need one.   If you think that you will be hiring employees this season, you should get one.  This will allow for you to not have to […]

    New Tax Office Neon Signs Now Available

    Federal Direct has negotiated new pricing on Tax Office Neon Signs for partners looking to spruce up their storefronts for the coming 2010 tax year.  Check out the available tax office signs by clicking here:  Tax Office Neon Signs

    EITC Compliance Letters Being Sent out from IRS

    Offices preparing returns that have had the Earned Income Tax Credit denied will be receiving compliance letters stressing the importance of operating with Due Dilligence in the future.  Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most fraudulently used tools in individual tax preparation.  As a preparer you should be aware of the EITC due diligence requirements as well […]

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