Category Archives: IRS News

Renting Your Vacation Home

 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Renting Your Vacation Home Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return. However, if you rent the property for only a short time each year, you may not be required to report the rental income.

Job Search Expenses Can be Tax Deductible

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Serivce [TaxMama note: For the most part, if you cannot itemize your deductions, you’ll have a hard time using these.] Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that […]

Visit IRS.gov this Summer for Tax Help

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Get answers to tax questions, download federal tax forms or publications or check on a charity at the IRS website – IRS.gov. The site offers free online tax support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here are six reasons to visit IRS.gov this summer.

VCSP – Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers – Replay

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers (VCSP). The discussion is based on the information in this Report. Agenda – July 16, 2012 What is the VCSP? What is the deadline? Which employers qualify? What benefits do you get? What are the penalties if you don’t participate, but you get caught? What are […]

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

Courtesy of the IRS School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are six […]

Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Report from IRS Stakeholder Meeting – Los Angeles, June 28, 2012   Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for employers (Form 8952) IRS introduced this last year, and I explored how this could affect employers, and whether or not this is a good idea – or an audit trap. [See MarketWatch article.] The VCSP is for business employers , governments and exempt organizations, who have been […]

IRS – Issue Management Resolution System – Turning Issues into Answers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: This is an opportunity for you to see some of the ways IRS responds to requests to fix or improve things. I say, just some of the ways, because I know of many more fixes IRS has implemented in the last several months. As, they say, it […]

Prepare for Hurricanes, Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service IRS YouTube Videos Preparing for Disasters: English | Spanish | ASL How to Request a Copy of Your Tax Return: English | Spanish | ASL Podcast  –  Disaster Assistance: English | Spanish WASHINGTON — With the early start of this year’s hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals […]