Tag Archives: Employer Identification Number

IRS Strengthens Integrity of ITIN System

Courtesy of the IRS For more information about the reason the system needs strengthening…read TaxMama’s MarketWatch article. WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service announced today updated procedures to strengthen the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program requirements. The new modifications and documentation standards further protect the integrity of the ITIN application and refund processes while helping […]

IRS Online Search Tool for Easier Check on Information About Exempt Organizations

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings.

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers […]

275,000 Organizations No Longer Tax Exempt

Courtesy of IRS: IRS Identifies Organizations that Have Lost Tax-Exempt Status; Announces Special Steps to Help Revoked Organizations WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service today announced that approximately 275,000 organizations under the law have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required annual reports for three consecutive years. The IRS believes […]

IRS Marks Small Business Week by Showcasing Tools, Resources; Spotlights Tax Benefits Available in 2011

WASHINGTON ― During Small Business Week, May 16-20, the Internal Revenue Service encourages those who are self-employed or own a small business to take advantage of certain tax benefits and learn about IRS resources that can help them meet their federal tax obligations. “When you’re running a business, you don’t need to be a tax […]

Beware of Tax Scams

Courtesy of IRS The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. The schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to illegal ways of “untaxing” yourself. Here are three important guidelines […]

PTINs – Online Registration System for Paid Preparers is Up!

[TaxMama Note: This applies to everyone – EAs, CPAs, attorneys, licensed, as well as unlicensed preparers. Do not rush to register unless you need a PTIN to take the EA Exam. The system is jammed. Your current PTIN will work just fine until you update your registration.] A new online system for paid tax return […]

Beware of IRS’ 2010 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

Videos Dirty Dozen: English Message for Tax Preparers: English | ASL Choosing a Tax Preparer: English | Spanish | ASL For this and other videos: YouTube/IRSVideos Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its 2010 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore and […]

Who Gets 1099s

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in Pennsylvania, who tells us “I’m in charge of the mailing of 1099 MISCs for 2009. Who gets a 1099? Who doesn’t get one? Are there corporations that get 1099s? I think attorneys and accountants receive them.”

2009 Annual SB/SE Customer Base Survey to Begin

The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) division of the IRS will begin conducting its annual telephone survey of taxpayers starting January 21, 2009 and running through mid-April, 2009. This survey is targeted to small business and self-employed taxpayers who file certain income tax forms, including: 1120, 1120A, 1120S, 1065 and 1040 with schedules C, E or F. […]