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Beware of “ghost” preparers who don’t sign tax returns

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The FINANCIAL - The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to avoid "ghost" tax return preparers whose refusal to sign returns can cause a frightening array of problems. It is important to file a valid, accurate tax return because the taxpayer is ultimately responsible for it IRS notes.…

IRS reminds taxpayers to make final estimated tax payment for 2020

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The FINANCIAL -- Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2020 can still avoid a tax-time bill and possible penalties by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline for making a payment for the fourth quarter of 2020 is Friday, January 15, 2021.…

IRS Criminal Investigation identifies $2.3 bln in tax fraud

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division’s annual report PDF, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. “The special agents and professional staff…

National EIP Registration Day: Community partners can help people sign up for Economic Impact Payment

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service urged anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return and has not yet received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to take advantage of “National EIP Registration Day,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10. National EIP Registration Day is part of the agency’s further concerted push with partners across the country…

IRS urges students to register so they can receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payment

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today urged any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year. In advance of the National EIP Registration Day on November 10 and highlighted in…

IRS and tax industry warn taxpayers of a new coronavirus-related scam

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS, states and industry, working together as the Security Summit, remind taxpayers…

Internal Revenue Service announced changes to help struggling taxpayers

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service announced a number of changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it could apply relief for taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the pandemic, expanding…

IRS released tax inflation adjustments for 2021

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2021 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2020-45 PDF provides details about these annual adjustments. Highlights of changes in Revenue Procedure 2020-45 The Consolidated Appropriation Act for 2020 increased the amount of the…