Worried about the upcoming tax season? So are IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. I sat down with both of them to talk about challenges for the upcoming season, including coping with budget cuts, increased compliance concerns due to ACA, FATCA and the extenders and a delay to the tax season.
Remember those missing IRS emails? The ones from Lois Lerner? They might not be missing after all.
Tonight, President Obama laid out his plan for immigration reform. It includes the requirement to “pay your fair share of taxes” – but what does that mean?
If your phone is still ringing with tax scams and IRS impersonations, you’re not alone. J. Russell George, the Inspector General, has referred to these ongoing schemes as “the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen.” As IRS and TIGTA try to combat the growing problem of identity theft and tax scams, the fraudsters are hoping to stay a few steps ahead. They’re switching up their schemes in an effort to not get caught. Have you read about their latest efforts?
Earlier this year, the AICPA filed suit against the IRS to stop the new Annual Filing Season Program. The court has ruled and IRS gets the win (on procedure).
Today, a federal court judge dismissed two high profile lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service over its handling of tax exempt organization applications. What do those rulings mean for other tax exempt organizations? The answer might surprise you.
Most of the government was shutdown mid-October – but that didn’t stop law enforcement from a massive take down in an ongoing effort to stamp out criminal tax fraud in South Florida.
Within hours of the lifting of the government shutdown, the US Tax Court said it would be open as normal. But with a backlog of cases, how “normal” could that be?
We may have a deal to avoid a government collapse. But what was the fuss all about? And what role did taxes play in all of this? Here are five things you need to know about the role of taxes in the government shutdown…
With the IRS shut down, scammers are taking the opportunity to ramp up operations. Here’s what to be on the lookout for…