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IRS Issues Filing Tips Ahead Of Busy Tax Season Period

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has offered taxpayers several tips and time-saving resources, in anticipation that there will be a surge in filing activity during President's Day weekend (February 17-19). Read Full Story

 


Trump Announces Rettig To Lead IRS

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate tax lawyer Charles P Rettig as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service for the remainder of a term of five years beginning on November 13, 2017. Read Full Story

 


Tax-Related Identity Theft Down 40 Percent, IRS Says

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to its Security Summit initiative, a private-public sector partnership formed in 2015 to combat identity theft. Read Full Story

 


IRS May Delay More Tax Refunds To Tackle Fraud

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has been successful in implementing processes to identify and prevent fraud but could do more to strengthen pre-refund verification, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office on last year's tax filing season. Read Full Story

 


IRS Warns Practitioners Of New Identity Theft Tax Scam

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has warned tax professionals of a new filing season scam. Read Full Story

 


Taxpayer Support For Bill To Increase Oversight Of IRS Hires

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Americans for Tax Reform has urged Congress to endorse legislation that would tighten rules concerning Internal Revenue Service hires. Read Full Story

 


IRS To Begin Using New 'Passport Confiscation' Powers

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has warned "seriously delinquent" taxpayers that they risk losing their passports if they fail to regularize their tax affairs. Read Full Story

 


IRS Issues Warning On New Tax Info Phishing Attempts

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington DC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has warned tax professionals that a new series of emails from cybercriminals posing as potential clients are attempting to trick practitioners into disclosing sensitive information. Read Full Story

 


US Filing Season Starts January 29, 2018

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the US tax season will begin on January 29, 2018, and sought to remind taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won't be available before late February. Read Full Story

 


TIGTA Warns US Taxpayers Of Continuing 'Tax Due' Scam

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on December 28 issued a reminder to taxpayers to remain on high alert during the coming tax filing season to avoid being conned by criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees. Read Full Story

 

 

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