Tax-Related Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself

tax-related identity theftWith one of the major three credit bureaus experiencing a major security breach, it is more important than ever to protect your identity.  In 2016, 377,000 taxpayers were the victims of tax-related identity theft, and as of July 2017, the IRS has spotted an additional 107,000 victims. These numbers […]

September 12th, 2017|Tax Tips|0 Comments

IRS Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey: Extensions, Loss Deductions and More

tax relief for hurricane harveyThe IRS is offering tax relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. Specifically, it is giving affected taxpayers extensions on certain tax returns and payments. The extensions apply to most returns or payments due between August 23, 2017 and January 31, 2018. At the time of writing, most of these […]

August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The IRS’ Says You Can Have a Virtual Appeal—But Should You?

irs virtual appealsThe Internal Revenue Service launched a pilot virtual appeals program on August 1, 2017.  This program will potentially allow IRS Appeals Office staff, taxpayers, and their representatives to hold a “face to face” meeting—by way of a secure, web-based video conference.

Benefits of the New IRS Virtual Appeals Program

According to the IRS’ statement […]

August 10th, 2017|Tax News|0 Comments

Filing U.S. Taxes Living Abroad: What You Need to Know

filing u.s. taxes living abroadHave questions regarding filing U.S. taxes living abroad? The rules and requirements are a bit complex, but you need to understand the basics to get started. There are only two countries in the world that tax their citizens regardless of where they live—the United States […]

The Hollywood Conspiracy to Make You Fear Audits

Hollywood Conspiracy to Make You Fear AuditsHollywood peddles a lot of stories, and one of the most popular is that there is an IRS agent waiting around every corner. Dorothy from Golden Girls, the stress-out parents on the cult classic This So Called Life, the squad at Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and countless other TV characters all faced grueling […]