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Tax professionals are target of yet another ID theft scam

Based on the fast and furious pace of tax scams this month, you'd think it was high tax season instead of summer. For the second time in just more than a week, the Internal Revenue Service has issued a new tax scam alert. (In case you...Show More Summary

Fee-free PTINs are available again at IRS website

After a brief hiatus, the Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its online tool where professional tax preparers can obtain the official identification numbers required to file returns. On June 1, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a mixed ruling in a class action lawsuit against the IRS, Adam Steele, et al. Show More Summary

IRS Reopens PTIN System Shut Down Following $175 Million Class Action Ruling

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened its Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) System. The system was shut down earlier this month following a U.S. District Court ruling which barred IRS from charging PTIN fees to tax preparers.

Obama’s IRS 2.0 (or 3.0…4.0?…Or is it…?)

Remember the Barack Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal? The media really wish you wouldn’t, which is why they never really reported on it while it occurred. And, in many ways, the IRS scandal continued well past its initial exposition date. Show More Summary

Tax telephone scam script rewritten to include mentions of fake IRS certified letters, EFTPS payment option

Identity thieves are once again targeting taxpayers, this time with a twist on the pervasive telephone tax scam. In its original version, which the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies have dubbed the biggest tax scam...Show More Summary

IRS Warns On ‘New Twist’ To Old Phone Scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new telephone scam making the rounds.

IRS expands info available via Taxpayer Online Account tool

Lots of taxpayers today, June 15, are making their second estimated tax payment electronically. That makes the Internal Revenue Service very happy, as it works to get the majority of taxpayers dealing with tax matters online. Ultimately, the IRS is looking to fully implement its Future State with its mostly electronic tax transactions. Show More Summary

Business Owners, Want to Help the IRS Create Its New Website? It Will Only Take 7 to 9 Minutes

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is asking for feedback for the latest IRS website redesign. It won't take long and could make the site easier to use.

Trump budget could solve IRS PTIN payment problem

Many professional tax preparers say that giving the Internal Revenue Service added regulatory ability over their jobs isn't warranted. The tax agency and Trump Administration disagree. (Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg via Flickr CC) The...Show More Summary

IRS online data retrieval tool now available for certain student aid applicants

The Internal Revenue Service and Department of Education have a graduation gift for some students. The tax agency's income data retrieval tool that makes it easier to apply for federal financial college aid is once again operational for some applicants. Show More Summary

IRS PTIN System Shuts Down After $175 Million Court Ruling

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has suspended the Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) registration and renewal system in response to a recent court ruling.

IRS shuts down PTIN online tool after court rules it can't collect fees for tax preparer ID numbers

Another online Internal Revenue Service tool has been taken offline, but this time it's not security related. Instead, the IRS has shut down the online method by which tax professionals can apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN, in the wake of a court ruling against the federal tax agency. Show More Summary

Browde:The Collection Due Process Jurisdictional Mess

Pippa Browde (Montana), A Reflection on Tax Collecting: Opening a Can of Worms to Clean Up a Collection Due Process Jurisdictional Mess, 65 Drake L. Rev. 51 (2017): Almost 20 years ago Congress enacted the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), with the intention of...

IRS Loses $175 Million Class Action Lawsuit

A class action suit filed against the federal government seeking to recover allegedly unlawful license fees paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for annual license fees charged to tax return preparers is now over. The potential cost to the IRS? $175 million.

American expatriates don't like paying U.S. taxes

Most Americans living abroad don't like the U.S. requirement that they have to send the Internal Revenue Service a Form 1040. That's one of the findings in Greenback Expat Tax Services most recent annual survey of U.S. expatriates. If your trip abroad turns into something more permanent, you'll have many U.S. Show More Summary

Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return

The Internal Revenue Service allows individuals and businesses to apply for a six-month extension to get more time to file a return. Two leaked pages of his 2005 return that came out in March didn't include full details on income and...Show More Summary

BREAKING ALERT: IRS Charged Taxpayers $88,576 In Unwarranted Penalties

According to an audit conducted by the Treasury inspector general, the IRS slapped taxpayers with $88,576 more in penalties than it was supposed to. The Internal Revenue Service uses both

Congress Gets Earful From Watchdogs On IRS Private Debt Collection Program

Those pesky phone calls advising that you might owe taxes could be legit. A new law which goes into effect this year directs the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hand over some unpaid tax bills to private agencies for collections.

Your Check Isn’t Good Here: IRS Shifts To Electronic Payments For Some Requests

It's time to ditch the checkbook: taxpayers who request letter rulings, closing agreements, determination letters, advance pricing agreements, and certain other rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will soon have to pay electronically.

Congress Questions IRS On Efforts To Access Coinbase Customer Data

For months, customers, lawyers, and privacy experts have been voicing concerns about the scope of a "John Doe" summons that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks to serve on on Coinbase. Now, Congress has joined the clamor.

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