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IRS Warns of Phone Scam

The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license. [Read More...]

Are You Behind on Your Taxes? If You’re a New Yorker, You May Lose Your Driver’s License

The State of New York is creating a driver’s license suspension program targeted at those who owe $10,000 or more in back taxes and have exhausted all appeals to mitigate their tax bills. [Read More...]

Deadline Approaching: Tax Filing and Payment Extensions Expire Oct. 15

If you were one of more than 11 million taxpayers who requested a 6-month extension on filing your taxes, you have less than 1 month to file your taxes. Your return must be filed by Oct. 15th. However, those individuals who are in the military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan or other combat zones usually have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file their return and pay taxes due. [Read More...]

Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms in Colorado

Those individuals affected by the natural disasters in Colorado that began on Sept. 11 may qualify for tax relief. you reside or have a business in one of these counties you may qualify for tax relief. The IRS is permitted to postpone deadlines falling on or after Sept. 11th and on or before Dec. 2nd. This includes the quarterly estimated tax payment due on Sept. 16. It also includes the due date of Sept. 16 for calendar year corporations and partnerships that received extensions of time to file. [Read More...]

Special Mailings Going To Taxpayers Following Notice Issue

The IRS alerted taxpayers and tax professionals about an interest calculation error on certain notices mailed the weeks of July 1 and July 8. The IRS discovered errors in the CP2000 notices during a two-week period this July. The notices contained an incorrect calculation on the interest owed on proposed taxes from under reported income. The interest figures were lower than they should be. The IRS has corrected the issue for future mailings.
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