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Proposed Legislation to Expand Refunds to Combat Injured Veterans

Both the U.S. House and Senate unanimously approved legislation to refund withholding taxes improperly taken from severance pay made to wounded military veterans. The Combat-Injured Veterans Fairness Act of 2016 requires the Defense Department to identify combat-injured veterans that received…

December 22, 2016

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23, 2017

The IRS recently announced that the upcoming filing season for 2016 tax returns will begin on January 23, 2017. The filing deadline to file tax returns for 2016 is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  The traditional April 15 date was extended…

December 19, 2016

IRS Warns of These Most Prevalent Tax Scams

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware of the many ways scam artists use to separate a taxpayer from his money by pretending to be the IRS.  Hardly a day goes by that we do…

December 19, 2016

What Changes are Coming for Tax Law in 2017?

With a new year inevitably comes a whole new crop of tax laws. 2017 is no exception, and there are some pretty noteworthy changes this year that could impact you come tax time. Moreover, with President Elect Donald Trump promising many more…

December 19, 2016

Actor Alec Baldwin Offers to Stop Impersonating Donald Trump if Trump Releases his Tax Returns

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware that President-Elect Trump has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns, bucking a 40-year trend of Presidents and Presidential candidates that have released their tax returns to the…

December 14, 2016

Deadline Expiring to Make Claim for Refund for Wrongfully Incarcerated Taxpayers

To be entitled to a refund, a taxpayer must make that claim for refund within three years of the presumptive date of the tax return, plus any extensions, or two years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is…

December 13, 2016

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IRS Scam Phone Calls on the Decline

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware that there are many different types of IRS scams where imposters try to separate you from your money by pretending to be the IRS. These scammers utilize different methods…

December 02, 2016

IRS Sent Unencrypted Emails Containing Sensitive Information on Over 28,000,000 Taxpayers

If you are regular reader of this blog, you are aware that the IRS has been repeatedly hacked and that sensitive taxpayer information has been captured by these hackers.  The IRS has taken steps to tighten up its computer systems…

November 29, 2016

The Donald J. Trump Foundation Skirted Tax Laws

A tax-exempt private foundation is prohibited from transferring any of its income or assets to a disqualified person.  A disqualified person is defined as someone with a “particular, usually intimate relationship with respect to a private foundation” according to Bruce…

November 29, 2016

Department of Justice Signals Increased Prosecution for Failing to Pay Employment Tax

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are aware that the IRS and the United States Department of Justice are now vigorously pursuing employment tax violations and are referring more cases for criminal prosecution. If you are…

November 29, 2016

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