Tag Archives: e-Filing

EFiling on Tax Day

Today TaxMama® wants to give you a very last minute tax tip if you’re efiling your tax returns on the very last day of tax season.  

IRS Identifies 100,000 Preparers Who Failed to Follow New PTIN Rules

WASHINGTON — As part of its new oversight program of the nation’s tax return preparation industry, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will send letters to approximately 100,000 tax return preparers who prepared returns in 2011 but failed to follow new requirements.

Return Changed by Preparer Prior to E-Filing

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs A PMTA is a document that contains legal advice signed by attorneys in the National Office of the Office of Chief Counsel and issued to IRS personnel who are national program executives and managers.  They are useful for taxpayers since they explain what the rules are in certain […]

Tax Preparer Errors

Today TaxMama hears from H A in the TaxQuips Forum who is very nervous. (Let me paraphrase the question.) “Her tax preparer made significant errors in her 2010 tax return. She didn’t get to see it before he efiled it. Now, she wants to know if she’s going to get audited and what other trouble […]

New IRS Oversight of Tax Preparers Will Take Several Years to Become Fully Operational

Courtesy of TIGTA: WASHINGTON -­ New Federal oversight of paid tax preparers will not be fully operational until 2014, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requiring an estimated one million paid tax preparers to register and receive Preparer […]

More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011 – Early Filing Season Statistics

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their […]

Last Minute E-Filing

      Today TaxMama  wants to give you a tip about efiling at the last minute.   Dear Family, Yesterday, as we were frantically trying to efile tax returns during the last few days of tax season, we got a really bizarre rejection notice. A couple, who have been married for decades, who are deeply into […]

Was Audited Should I file

Today TaxMama hears from Donna from Los Angeles in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I was recently audited for my personal taxes for 2007 and 2008. I appeared with the auditor for the closing meeting and the final amount was discussed two months ago; but I have not heard from her since and […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 544 – Go HIRE Someone

Dear Family, Do the weeks seem to fly by faster and faster? Whew! It was just Monday a few minutes ago. OK, the big excitement this week was Congress pushing through the HIRE Act – and President Obama signed it immediately. Kind of surprised my friends at IRS when I called first thing yesterday morning. […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 18, 2010

Today’s topics included: The new HIRE Act The Homebuyers credit Truck Drivers Tax Home Ideas on how to get new clients Dealing with banks who want letters you can’t give them – or can you? Deductions for school teachers Good places to network Where to get good, inexpensive CPE e-filing tax returns with foreign addresses […]