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.
When filling out financial aid applications, students and families may need to get tax information to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available to use with the 2019‒2020 FAFSA Form. This tool is the fastest, most accurate way to input tax return information into the FAFSA form.
A taxpayer might at some point see the IRS make a decision about their taxes. If the taxpayer disagrees with this decision, they have the right to appeal it. The right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum is one of 10 basic rights known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
If you are planning to close your tax office for the year, here are some reminders:
The IRS reminds tax professionals to sign up for this summer’s 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. Tax professionals attending can earn up to 19 continuing education credits.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the expansion of areas for issuing determination letters for certain retirement plans. Revenue Procedure 2019-20 details the addition of two areas for which retirement plan sponsors may now request determination letters.
In addition, through recently issued guidance, the IRS is also making it easier for plan administrators to correct plan errors.
From renting spare rooms and vacation homes to car rides or using a bike…name a service and it’s probably available through the sharing economy. Taxpayers who participate in the sharing economy can find helpful resources in the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov. It helps taxpayers understand how this activity affects their taxes. It also gives these taxpayers information to help them meet their tax obligations.
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