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IRS – Tips for Those Who Missed the Tax Deadline

IRS – Tips for Those Who Missed the Tax Deadline

Tips for Those Who Missed the Tax Deadline Monday, April 18, was the tax deadline for most people in 2016. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension to file but should have, take action now. If you missed the tax filing deadline: File and pay soon. If you owe taxes, you should file […]

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Reminder: 2015 return due date is April 18 or 19, not April 15

Reminder: 2015 return due date is April 18 or 19, not April 15

Reminder: as originally announced by IRS in May 2015, in Rev Rul 2015-13, 2015-22 IRB and the press release that accompanied it, the due date for returns for which the due date would otherwise be Apr. 15, 2016 will instead be Apr. 18, 2016 or Apr. 19, 2016. In the press release that accompanies Rev […]

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Tax Tip – – Need More Time to File Your Taxes?

Tax Tip – – Need More Time to File Your Taxes?

Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Per IRS: The April 18 tax deadline is coming up. If you need more time to file your taxes, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. Here are five things to know about filing an extension: 1. Use IRS Free File to file an extension. You […]

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Reminder: Mar. 31 is deadline for many inherited property basis returns

Reminder: Mar. 31 is deadline for many inherited property basis returns

The due date for filing returns with IRS and providing statements to beneficiaries under the rules requiring consistent basis reporting for inherited property for estate tax and income tax purposes, where the estate tax return of the decedent was filed after July 31, 2015, is Mar. 31, 2016, except with respect to decedents that died very […]

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Affordable Care Act information reporting deadlines are extended

Affordable Care Act information reporting deadlines are extended

Notice 2016-4, 2016-3 IRB In a Notice, IRS had extended the due dates for the 2015 information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—both furnishing to individuals and filing with IRS—for insurers, self-insuring employers, and certain other providers of minimum essential coverage under Code Sec. 6055, and the information reporting requirements for applicable large […]

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Tax Season Begins on January 19, 2016; Last day to file tax return, without extension, is April 18, 2016

Tax Season Begins on January 19, 2016; Last day to file tax return, without extension, is April 18, 2016

IR 2015-139 Despite the last minute, year-end tax extender legislation signed into law last week—which retroactively extended 50 or so “extender” provisions, modifying or making many permanent (or both) and added a number of non-extender provisions—IRS announced that tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Background. On December 18, Congress passed and the […]

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Sept. 15 Deadline Looms For Corporations And Partnerships With Filing Extensions

Sept. 15 Deadline Looms For Corporations And Partnerships With Filing Extensions

IR 2015-107 In a News Release, IRS has reminded calendar year corporations and partnerships that took extensions to file their income tax returns by the September 15 deadline. Background on filing deadline for corporations.For tax years that begin before Jan. 1, 2016, domestic corporations (including S corporations) must file their income tax returns by the 15th day of […]

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Recently-enacted law contains tax return filing due dates changes

Recently-enacted law contains tax return filing due dates changes

The recently enacted “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015” (P.L. 114-41) contains significant changes to filing deadlines and extensions for certain business and special entity tax returns. On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” […]

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IRS gives some taxpayers more time to file Form 3115 & clarifies earlier ruling

IRS gives some taxpayers more time to file Form 3115 & clarifies earlier ruling

Rev Proc 2015-33, 2015-24 IRB In a Revenue Procedure, IRS has modified the procedures in Rev Proc 2015-13, 2015-5 IRB 419, issued earlier this year, that a taxpayer uses to change a method of accounting for federal income tax purposes under Code Sec. 446(e) and Reg. § 1.446-1(e). Among the more significant modifications are: (i) […]

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Washington Alert – TIGTA Report on Technology Dependence, 2015 Filing Season Report, EITC Report

Washington Alert – TIGTA Report on Technology Dependence, 2015 Filing Season Report, EITC Report

Due to continued budget cuts, IRS is becoming increasingly dependent on technology-based services to provide taxpayer assistance, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said in an audit released on April 16. (Audit Report No. 2015-40-032) Consequently, the agency continues to offer more self-assistance alternatives that taxpayers can access 24/7, TIGTA said. The purpose […]

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Washington Alert – Enrolled Agents Need to Renew Enrollment, Tax Returns Filed but Customer Service Found to be Lacking

Washington Alert – Enrolled Agents Need to Renew Enrollment, Tax Returns Filed but Customer Service Found to be Lacking

Enrolled agents with Social Security numbers (SSNs) ending in 7, 8, or 9, or those without an SSN, who have not timely renewed their enrollment status, need to do so as soon as possible, IRS said on April 24. (e-News for Tax Professionals 2015-16) IRS announced that it is preparing to move these enrolled agents […]

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Important Deadline Looming For Time-Sensitive Tax Breaks And Filing Deferrals

Important Deadline Looming For Time-Sensitive Tax Breaks And Filing Deferrals

April 30, 2015, is an important deadline for some businesses, individuals, and retirement plans. It’s the date by which eligible employers must submit certification requests to retroactively qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for 2014. It’s also the last day of a special enrollment period for certain taxpayers paying a fee for not […]

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IRS reminds persons with foreign connections of pending deadlines & other filing requirements

IRS reminds persons with foreign connections of pending deadlines & other filing requirements

IR 2015-70 In a news release, IRS has provided filing advice for persons who had 2014 connections to foreign countries. For example, it reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad during all or part of 2014, that they may have a U.S. tax liability and […]

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IRS Tax Tip 2015-58: Last-Minute Filing Tips

IRS Tax Tip 2015-58:  Last-Minute Filing Tips

If you haven’t done your taxes yet, don’t despair. There’s no time like the present to prepare and file your 2014 tax return. Visit IRS.gov for tax tools and help that can make filing your tax return a bit less taxing. 1.    Don’t delay.  Don’t wait until the last minute to do your taxes. The […]

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IRS Extends Deadline To Submit Letter Applications For Certain Defined Benefit Plans

IRS Extends Deadline To Submit Letter Applications For Certain Defined Benefit Plans

Ann. 2014-41, 2014-52 IRB IRS has announced that the deadline to submit on-cycle applications for opinion and advisory letters for pre-approved defined benefit plans, for the plans’ second 6-year remedial amendment cycle, has been extended from Feb. 2, 2015, to June 30, 2015. This extension applies to defined benefit mass submitter lead and specimen plans, […]

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Disaster victims in Michigan qualify for tax relief

Disaster victims in Michigan qualify for tax relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of the severe storms and flooding in counties of Michigan that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance have more time to make tax payments and file returns. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. This article summarizes the relief that’s available and includes […]

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Two Important Tax Deadlines Loom – Estimated Tax Payments Are Due September 15; Delayed Returns on Oct. 15

Two Important Tax Deadlines Loom – Estimated Tax Payments Are Due September 15; Delayed Returns on Oct. 15

Two Important Tax Deadlines Loom – Estimated Tax Payments Are Due September 15, Monday; Delayed Returns on Oct. 15, as reported in the WS Journal. Reminder: Two important deadlines are coming up for millions of taxpayers. The first is tomorrow, Sept. 15. That’s the deadline for those of us who make estimated tax payments every […]

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Tax deadline Tuesday, 6 last-minute reminders for checking returns

Tax deadline Tuesday, 6 last-minute reminders for checking returns

As reported in the OC Register, Raphael Tulino is the IRS spokesman for Southern California, and he has volunteered to answer your tax questions. Filed your taxes yet? If not, you have company. The IRS gets a quarter to a third of all individual tax returns in April, and many of those are sent on […]

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IRS Gives Tax Relief to Washington State Mudslide and Flooding Victims; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Extended to Oct. 15

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Washington State Mudslide and Flooding Victims; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Extended to Oct. 15

WASHINGTON ––The Internal Revenue Service announced that victims of last month’s mudslides and flooding in Washington state will have until Oct. 15 to file their returns and pay any taxes due. Following this week’s disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS said that affected taxpayers in Snohomish […]

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Can’t File By April 15? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

Can’t File By April 15? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that quick and easy solutions are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request payment options online. The IRS says don’t panic. Tax-filing extensions are available to taxpayers who need more time to finish their returns. Remember, […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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