IRS/Tax News

 

IRS On-Line Vulnerable : Information Security Resources
January 18, 2009 by ADMIN · Comment. Excerpt from SANS.org. According to an audit report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched an …

IRS says filing taxes online is the way to go – Money – Times …
David Williams, director of electronic tax administration for the IRS, said this week that e-filed returns result in quicker refunds, speeding money back into consumers’ pockets at a time when the national economy is struggling. …

Warning from IRS: beware of scams that use IRS name or Logo …
Be aware of e-mail scams that fraudulently use the IRS name or Logo as a lure. The goal of the scam is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information, such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, …

beSpacific: IRS Hotline for ID Theft Victims“The IRS does not initiate communication with taxpayers through e-mail. Before identity theft happens, safeguard your information…IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free at 1-800-908-4490.” …

IRS Tax Tips for Distressed Taxpayers – George Gombossy | CT Watchdog If you are facing financial difficulties and struggling to meet your tax obligations the IRS can help. As the 2009 tax filing season begins, in addition to new credits, deductions and exclusions, the IRS is taking steps to help people …

IRS expanded E-File Program Explained by IRS – George Gombossy … IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman encouraged taxpayers to explore e-file this year as the best option to file accurate tax returns and get fast refunds during the current economic downturn. The e-file program also includes new improvements …

North Country Gazette » 10 Things IRS Wants You To Know About ID Theft
If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS which leads you to believe someone may have fraudulently used your Social Security Number, respond immediately to the name and address or phone number printed on the IRS notice. …

Computerworld > Auditor: IRS still vulnerable to cyber breaches
The IRS has fixed just 49 of 115 computer security problems found by the GAO in the November audit, the GAO says. The agency, which collects about US$2.7 trillion (NZ$4.8 trillion) in taxes each year, still does not always enforce …

Business Owners – A “Valentine” From The IRS Is Not A Good Thing …
Especially if you are a sole proprietorship! The IRS would love for you to continue as a sole proprietorship in your business, because that makes you an easy.

IRS Taxpayer Data is Insecure :: Hack In The Box :: Keeping …
This time, the criticism comes from the Government Accountability Office, which last week released a report highlighting several problems with how the IRS protects taxpayer data. The 24-page assessment examined existing policies and …

IRS warns taxpayers to watch out for identity theft | News …
Also, the IRS warns, it never “initiates communication with taxpayers about their tax account through e-mails,” according to an agency news release. The agency also noted that if you receive an e-mail or find a Web site you think is …

TaxMamas TaxQuips : Daily Tax Podcasts
The Free File Alliance companies have worked with the IRS every year to improve the program and adhere to a series of consumer-friendly “best practices.” Taxpayers responding to an IRS survey about last year’s program reported a …

University World News – US: IRS considers expanding scrutiny of …
The expansion of an investigation would put pressure on institutions to further disclose their inner financial workings as the IRS undertakes a major effort to learn more about whether academic institutions are improperly using their …

IRS warns taxpayers to watch out for identity theft | News …
Also, the IRS warns, it never “initiates communication with taxpayers about their tax account through e-mails,” according to an agency news release. The agency also noted that if you receive an e-mail or find a Web site you think is …

Recruitment Marketing News: Identifying markets for recruitment …
Although the U.S. Census Bureau has migration data, more up-to-date data is available from the IRS based on last year’s tax returns. The IRS provides this data annually on CD for $10 per state or $200 for all states. …

Peter Suber, Open Access News
Grants of broad and ill-defined rights by authors to IRs risk undermining the ability of both sides to continue this successful relationship. Many are concerned that authors are not adequately briefed on the unintended consequences of …

Irwin Schiff vs. IRS on Fox TV News | Attorneys Firms
http://www.GiveMeLiberty.org — Fox TV News interviews tax protester Irwin Schiff. Watch as famous NY tax attorney is unable to cite any law requiring.

Don’t ignore the IRS as tax season looms – Business – Myrtle Beach …
Look for other sources of payment. Some 401(k) plans allow hardship withdrawals to pay taxes. Ask the IRS for a short-term hardship extension, using form 1127. Offer to settle the tax liability for less than the full amount owed. …

Sparta Independent – IRS can help if you’re experiencing financial …
Added flexibility for missed payments: The IRS is allowing more flexibility for individuals with existing installment agreements who have difficulty making payments because of a job loss or other financial hardship. …

TaxMamas TaxQuips : Daily Tax Podcasts
In today’s IRS News David and Mary Mellem, EAs provide insight into how the First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit works if the buyers of the home are not related by blood or marriage (for Federal purposes). http://taxquips.com/index.php?cat=

Finance News Blog » Blog Archive » IRS Retains Property Cost Basis …
IRS Retains Property Cost Basis After Divorce. Author:. When divorce happens, one spouse will often buy out the other spouse’s interest in a property and will then own the property at the same cost basis at which the couple originally …

IRS expands free online filing program | The Industry Standard
News. Palm Pre: The press loves it, but what about potential customers? 124038. Palm. Prediction. Obama won’t be allowed to use his Blackberry during his presidency? 123997. Obama. News. Twitter sees a furious debate over Gaza …

IRS Tax News | Stimulus Packages 2009 | Tax Law Blog | IRS Tax …
House Democrats’ version of the $825 billion recession rescue package would end billions of dollars in tax breaks the Bush administration quietly gave to banks.

The News-Gazette.com: President of Flex-N-Gate says disputed taxes …
Khan said he learned of the IRS’ concerns between July and September of 2008 and had about 150 days to respond. He said he paid the questioned amount in full – which he said amounted to about $68 million, rather than $85 million – and …

Beware of IRS e-mail scams « All Bronx News, All the Time !
Beware of IRS e-mail scams. Friday,January 16, 2009. Beware of IRS e-mail scams. Posted: 02:22 PM ET. Tax season isn’t quite here yet, but scammers are already making the rounds. The IRS is warning consumers about bogus e-mails that …

Nextgov – Audit: IRS ignored risks in deploying online filing system
Auditors noted that “many of these same vulnerabilities have been designated as a bureauwide material weakness by the IRS.” The IG identified similar security risks in previous reports, including a September 2008 audit of the systems …

IRS and Telemundo Will Host Tax Information Program for Spanish …
Mónica Noguera, host for many of Telemundo’s special programs, will present the IRS program, which features in-studio interviews with IRS tax experts. Information about the IRS is available in Spanish at http://www.irs.gov/espanol or toll-free …

Breaking News – Bakersfield.com – More than before.
BreakingNewsTeam – > Breaking News -> Bakersfield woman federally indicted on false IRS claims. Bakersfield woman federally indicted on false IRS claims. Department of Justice Press Release. Acting United States Attorney Lawrence G. …

Offshore Services » Blog Archive » Top Destinations in 2009 | IRS …
Tags: archives, bermuda, destinations, headquarters, irs-tax-relief-news, main-menu, president, relief, small-business, TAX HAVENS, tax-attorney, united, united-states. As a Senator, the president-elect sponsored the Stop Tax Haven …

IRS gets lenient on taxpayers with hardships | clarionledger.com …
The lenient tax-collection stance, a nod to the leaky economy that’s sunk the finances of many Americans, means the IRS will ponder these measures and more for those in dire straits:. Postponing collecting taxes for people who have lost …

One Response to IRS/Tax News

  1. Tax Lawyer says:

    I’ve been active in taxes for longer then I care to admit, both on the individualized side (all my working life!!) and from a legal stand since satisfying the bar and pursuing tax law. I’ve furnished a lot of advice and corrected a lot of wrongs, and I must say that what you’ve posted makes utter sense. Please uphold the good work – the more people know the better they’ll be armed to comprehend with the tax man, and that’s what it’s all about.

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