Over the last five years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued over $2 billion in erroneous or fraudulent tax refunds related to amended tax returns. On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report. The report detailed why these mistakes are happening. It also outlined […]
The IRS released its 2018 version of the IRS Data Book, which provides a snapshot of all activities conducted by the agency during the previous fiscal year. It covers activities that the IRS conducted between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. It includes tax returns, appeals, exams, audits, levies, liens, and other tax-enforcement activities. The […]
Tax Essentials for New Widows
Losing your partner can be emotionally debilitating, and on top of dealing with that aspect of the loss, you also have to handle numerous financial issues. Wondering how becoming a widow affects your income tax situation? Here’s a look at some of the essentials.
As of September 28, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ending the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). By law, all US citizens and residents are required to report foreign financial accounts to the IRS, if the total value of all their foreign accounts is over $10,000 at any time in […]
In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that states can require e-commerce companies to collect and pay sales tax, even for areas where they don’t have a physical presence. Here’s the good news — analysts speculate that the change will not alter shopping habits. Online shopping is so convenient that […]