Friday, February 21, 2014

The DIrty Dozen for 2014

The Internal Revenue Service today issued its “Dirty Dozen”, here, list of tax scams for 2014 and has reminded taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
The Dirty Dozen lists a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year. But many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns.
"Taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams using the IRS name,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “These schemes jump every year at tax time. Scams can be sophisticated and take many different forms. We urge people to protect themselves and use caution when viewing e-mails, receiving telephone calls or getting advice on tax issues.”

Monday, February 17, 2014

IRS Helpful Links
Find Tax Exempt Organizations
This link will take you to all of the states and a list of the tax exemption organizations that have been approved by the IRS.
IRS Service Guide
The IRS has published a Service Guide that has a number of helpful list.  You will find the list here.



Friday, January 17, 2014

Downloads from the IRS

Downloads from the IRS 
Taxpayers can now download their tax returns and other documents from the IRS.  See here to:

Go here for specific instructions. 

  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Reporting Suspected Tax Fraud

There are times when it may be necessary to report tax fraud, stolen identity, or some other matter to the IRS.  A summary of how to make these reports and forms to use can be found  here.

Monday, August 26, 2013

IRS Processing Codes and Information - 2012

The IRS has published IRS Processing Codes and Information - 2012.  This is a good source of information.  The ADP Book (Doc 6209), as it is known, can be found here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

IRS Releases New Form 433-A and 433-B



The IRS revised two forms used when obtaining financial information to determine how taxpayers can settle their tax liabilities: Form 433-A and Form 433-B.  An updated Publication 1854 and a new Publication 5059 are also available.  See more here.

IRS Releases New Withholding Guidance for 2013


IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013
IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 — The IRS released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress. See here.

 

IRS Provides Guidance on Withholding in 2013
IR-2012-105, Dec. 31, 2012 — The IRS released new income-tax withholding tables for 2013 and issued special instructions on implementing new income tax and Social Security tax rates. See here.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Questions and Answers on the PTIN - Do You Need a PTIN?

The IRS has published guidance on PTINs.  See the guidiance here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ex Parte Communications Between Appeals and Other IRS Employees

The IRS has issued Rev. Proc. 2012-18 concerning Ex Parte Communications.  The Rev. Proc. can be found here.  Practitioners should be aware of their rights and that of their clients concerning any ex parte communications between Appeals and other IRS employees.