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Tax Day now July 15, 2020 – News from the IRS

IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, […]

Need to STOP April 15th Electronic Funds Transfers? – IRS

Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is an integrated e-file/e-pay option offered only when filing your federal taxes using tax preparation software or through a tax professional. Using this payment option, you may submit one or more payment requests for direct debit from your designated bank account. Get more details from the IRS by clicking here.

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. They continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials. Click the link below to find sharable graphics based on the CDC’s latest guidance for businesses and employees. They encourage everyone to […]

IRS Opens 2019 Tax Filing Season – January 27, 2020

IR-2020-02, January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, January 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns. The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, […]

Here’s what tax preparers need to know about a data security plan

Tax Tip 2019-174, December 11, 2019 With the tax filing season just weeks away, tax professionals who have a data security plan should review it for updates. Those who don’t have a plan should create one and use the information below to get started. Having a written data security plan isn’t just a good idea, […]

Get ready for taxes: What to know about the amount of a tax refund

IRS Tax Tip 2019-173, December 10, 2019 After filing their tax return, a taxpayer will know whether they are receiving a refund. Sometimes, however, a taxpayer’s refund will be for a different amount than they expect. Read more by clicking here

Systemic Advocacy Management System (SAMS)

Know of a tax problem that affects more than one taxpayer? You can help the Taxpayer Advocate Service tackle the “big-picture” problems in the IRS or the tax law by reporting them to us. These systemic issues: Always affect multiple taxpayers; Don’t apply to just one taxpayer (but if you personally have an unresolved IRS […]

Virtual currency: IRS issues additional guidance (October 9, 2019)

IR-2019-167, October 9, 2019 WASHINGTON — As part of a wider effort to assist taxpayers and to enforce the tax laws in a rapidly changing area, the Internal Revenue Service today issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency. Read more by clicking here.

Taxpayers who donate to charity should check out these resources

IRS Tax Tip 2019-142, October 10, 2019 Taxpayers who donate to a charity may be able to claim a deduction on their tax return. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Taxpayers can only deduct charitable contributions if they itemize deductions. Check out IRS resources by clicking here.

2 million ITINs set to expire in 2019 (October 10, 2019)

2 million ITINs set to expire in 2019; to avoid refund delays apply soon  IR-2019-168, October 10, 2019 WASHINGTON —Taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) can get their ITINs renewed more quickly and avoid refund delays next year by submitting their renewal   application soon, the Internal Revenue Service said today. An ITIN is a tax […]