NYS Tax Department Updates Power of Attorney Form and Process – July 2017

Based on feedback from tax professionals and taxpayers, the NYS Tax Department recently revised Form POA-1, Power of Attorney, and implemented a power of attorney (POA) web application to make it easy to file. The changes are part of the department’s ongoing effort to make its forms more user-friendly and to enhance its operational efficiency. […]

IRS/OPR FREE “Webinars for Tax Professionals” – earn CE credits!

Are you aware of the FREE (with CE Credit available) “Webinars for Tax Professionals” offered by the IRS?  Take a look. Click on the post title (above), then you can click on this link to see what’s offered.

IRS Security Summit Launches Education Campaign Aimed At Tax Professionals – July 2017

WASHINGTON – The IRS today warned tax professionals to increase their computer security and to beware of their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that identify themselves as a friend, customer or company. As part of the Security Summit effort, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry next week […]

FY 2018 OBJECTIVES REPORT TO CONGRESS – Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate

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Security Summit Warns of New Phishing Email Targeting Tax Pros – IR-2017-111, June 23, 2017

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry warn tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data. Click on the post title (above), then read the rest here.

Important Update for E-Services Users – October 2016

The IRS is committed to protecting taxpayer and tax preparer information and maintaining the security of its systems. As part of that effort, the IRS is strengthening the identity validating process used to access certain self-help tools on Starting late October 2016 – October 24 is the target date – e-services users will be […]