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Return Preparer Fraud Hits IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid During the 2015 Filing Season

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season. The vast majority of tax professionals provide honest...

  • January 27, 2015

IRS Rule Leads Restaurants to Rethink Automatic Tips Gratuities Added for Large Groups Will Be Taxed as Service Charges

An updated tax rule is causing restaurants to rethink the practice of adding automatic tips to the tabs of large parties. Starting in January, the Internal Revenue Service will begin classifying those automatic gratuities as service charges—which it treats...

  • September 6, 2013

IRS Swamped by Tax Filings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH 5, 2013) BY MICHAEL COHN The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that its Modernized e-File Production system is taking longer to generate federal acknowledgments for tax return filings. The IRS said the situation “may continue throughout...

  • March 10, 2013

IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fishermen

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will issue guidance in the near future to provide relief from the estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen unable to file and pay their 2012 taxes by the March 1...

  • January 25, 2013

September 25th – IRS Open House for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities

The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide open house in 100 offices across the country on Saturday, Sept. 25 to help taxpayers –– especially veterans and people with disabilities –– solve tax problems and respond to IRS...

  • September 15, 2010