Courtesy of IRS Hiding income offshore, identity theft and return preparer fraud topped the IRS’s list of tax scams in 2011. The Internal Revenue Service issues an annual list of the top 12 tax scams, known as the “Dirty Dozen.” These scams are illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest and possible criminal […]
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 […]
Dear Family, Today’s theme was not planned. By coincindence, the very first two stories I researched this morning are about Orthodox Jewish experiences. In case you didn’t know, I was brought up in that community, attending full-time Hebrew or Jewish schools from nursery school all the way back in Hungary to an early admission to […]
This morning TaxMama received a press release from Harry W. Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. in response to IRS’s announcement yesterday about removing the debt indicator from the electronically filed tax returns at the time of filing.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting with next year’s tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with the “debt indicator,” which is used to facilitate refund anticipation loans (RALs). [TaxMama note: please see the related story.]
Key provisions in the bill: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance 1) The credit is renewed to home purchases under contract as of April 30th, as long as the purchase closes within 60 days. (That means you don’t have to rush to close escrow by the end of this month. Whew!) 2) Other homeowners qualify for […]
Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Taxpayers who pay someone to do their taxes should choose a preparer wisely. If you choose to use a paid tax preparer, it is important that you find a qualified tax professional. Taxpayers are ultimately responsible for everything on their return even when it’s prepared by someone else The […]