It’s that time of year when taxpayers are thinking about how they want to give back, and many taxpayers will want to donate to a charity that means something to them. The IRS has a tool that may help them make sure their donations are as beneficial as possible.
Do you know about the advanced client information screen? It is a tool already included in the program that has many frequently used features all in one place. It allows you to:
IRS announces new dates, social media effort and partner toolkit to highlight identity theft precautions.
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today announced that the 4th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6.
Tax professionals can earn continuing education credits online by taking seminars recorded at the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
The 15 new self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online website. Self-study seminars provide information to participants using interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.
TAX REFORM PUBLICATION TRANSLATED INTO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Taxpayers who filed an extension can find resources on IRS.gov that can help them file their tax return. One of these resources is Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families. This publication is now available in several different languages.
What teachers should know about deducting out-of-pocket classroom expenses
Now that fall is here and school has started, many teachers are dipping into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies. Doing this throughout the year can add up fast. Fortunately, eligible educators may be able to defray qualified expenses they paid in 2019 when they file their tax return in 2020.
Taxpayers should beware of property lien scam
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency.
In a QuickAlert dated 7-24-19, the IRS encourages all Electronic Return Originators (EROs) to double-check that they’ve properly filled out the ‘Firm Information’ page of their e-file application. They also warn that not doing so may result in your EFIN being deactivated.
With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.
Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency.