Tax Talk

  • Recent IRS phishing scam

    The IRS recently became aware of a fraudulent scheme targeting EFTPS users, the scheme uses an e-mail that claims your tax payment was rejected and directs you to a website for additional information. The website contains malware that will attempt to infect your computer.  For more info related to this scam see the IRS’ full […]

    Back Year’s Tax Return Info

    The IRS has set up a new call in line for taxpayers to access copies of their prior years tax return info.  This is big news for students that need this info quickly to apply for federal student aid and also for new home buyers that need to confirm their earnings to be approved for […]

    PTIN Online application problems

    The IRS online PTIN application has some serious bugs that they are attempting to fix quickly, but it is currently very difficult to get a PTIN issued.  One of the most common complaints that we are getting is:  if you are listed as a “Spouse” on a married filing joint tax return, you will not […]

    Know your Target Market

    Federal Direct offers partners complete access to demographic data for their target market areas.  Partners should be sure to check out their partner portal for the new Target Market Report tool.  Find out how many return your competitors filed, how many returns were filed as a whole, how many paid preparers are in your area, […]

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