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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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Washington Alert – IRS publishing Dirty Dozen on consecutive days; Telephone scammers; IRS Free File

Washington Alert – IRS publishing Dirty Dozen on consecutive days; Telephone scammers; IRS Free File

In a departure from past practices, IRS has decided to issue its list of so-called “Dirty Dozen” tax scams on 12 consecutive business days rather than publishing a comprehensive list. The first scam on the Dirty Dozen list is telephone scams. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as […]

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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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See If You Qualify for Free Tax Preparation Software

See If You Qualify for Free Tax Preparation Software

If your adjusted gross income was $58,000 or less in 2013, you may qualify to use a brand name tax software to prepare and e-file your taxes for FREE. Answer a few questions on IRS.gov to determine if you’re eligible, or check out the participating tax software companies and their individual requirements.

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IRS Tax Tip 2014-02: Top 10 Tips about Free Tax Preparation

IRS Tax Tip 2014-02:  Top 10 Tips about Free Tax Preparation

Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Here are the top 10 tips the IRS wants you to know about VITA and TCE: 1. The IRS sponsors both the VITA and […]

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IRS Top 10 Tips about Free Tax Preparation

IRS Top 10 Tips about Free Tax Preparation

Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Here are the top 10 tips the IRS wants you to know about VITA and TCE: 1. The IRS sponsors both the VITA and […]

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Washington Alert – Bits ‘n Pieces – Free File Software, Employee Benefits Seminar, Budget, U.S. & Italy

Washington Alert  – Bits ‘n Pieces – Free File Software, Employee Benefits Seminar, Budget, U.S. & Italy

IRS announced on Jan. 17 that Free File brand-name software is now available for many taxpayers. (IR 2014-4) According to the agency, 14 commercial software companies that provide their Free File tax preparation products at no cost are offering their products only through irs.gov/freefile .While taxpayers can immediately complete and e-file a tax return, the […]

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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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