Tax Talk

  • 2009 Check Printing is Officially Off

    Just a heads up for offices that have any outstanding bank product returns to be funded.  Any remaining 2009 returns which were field using bank products that are funded from this point forward will have checks printed at the bank and mailed to the client at the address listed on their return.  Preparation fees will […]

    Current Enrolled Agent renewal period suspended

    EAs with SSNs ending in 4,5, or 6 were scheduled to complete their 3 year renewal of their EA status between Nov 1 and Jan 31 2011.  The renewals are on hold due to the IRS not finalizing how much to charge for the renewals.  The fee is supposed to be dropping from the original […]

    New Tax Office Neon Sign Options Coming Soon…

    Federal Direct is proud to announce a new partnership with JantecNeon company for providing tax preparation related neon signs to our partners at a discounted price for the coming tax season.  We should have the new signs posted to our marketing area by the end of next week and we will also be sending out […]

    IRS to Postpone Continuing Education Requirement

    Rest easy this year registered return preparers!  IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman spoke today before the AICPA and announced that the continuing education requirement for tax return preparers would be pushed back until 2012.  This means that preparers will have a full 12 months to earn the required 15 hours of CE credits.

    American Opportunity Credit Expires this year!

    When reviewing your clients’ prior year tax returns be sure to check to see if they claimed any college expenses, and if they did, they should have used the American Opportunity Credit.  This credit has a refundable aspect to it, similar to the Earned Income Credit, and is available for the first 4 years of […]

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