IRS Plans to Enable Remaining Tax Forms to Be Filed

IRS Plans to Enable Remaining Tax Forms to Be Filed

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The Internal Revenue Service plans to allow more of the remaining tax forms that have not been available for electronic filing yet this tax season to go through during the first week of March.

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IRS Swamped by Tax Filings

IRS Swamped by Tax Filings

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The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that its Modernized e-File Production system is taking longer to generate federal acknowledgments for tax return filings.

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IRS Warns Jersey Tax Preparers and Taxpayers

IRS Warns Jersey Tax Preparers and Taxpayers

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The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation unit is issuing a stern warning to New Jersey tax preparers as it cracks down on preparers who falsify tax returns, while cautioning taxpayers to choose preparers carefully.

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Taxpayers Less Tolerant of Cheating

Taxpayers Less Tolerant of Cheating

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More than one in 10 Americans think it’s OK to cheat on their taxes -- but that’s one of the lowest percentages ever recorded, according to the 2012 Taxpayer Attitude Survey, which was just released by the IRS Oversight Board.

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The Odds of a Tax Audits

The Odds of a Tax Audits

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Getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service can be a nightmare. Fortunately, it’s not that common for most people. During 2011, the IRS audited a little more than 1.56 million of the more than 140.8 million individual returns filed, or just about 1.1 percent.

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More Than 600,000 Tax Refunds Delayed by Education Credit Glitch

More Than 600,000 Tax Refunds Delayed by Education Credit Glitch

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The Internal Revenue Service has found that changes in Form 8863, Education Credits, are delaying more than 600,000 tax returns, many of which appear to come from H&R Block.

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Tax Preparers Challenge IRS Legal Maneuver

Tax Preparers Challenge IRS Legal Maneuver

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A law firm representing a trio of independent tax preparers has filed a strongly worded response to the Internal Revenue Service’s motion for a stay on a judge’s ruling that invalidated the IRS’s testing and continuing education requirements for tax preparers.

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H and R Block Fails Again to Stop Intuits TurboTax Ads

H and R Block Fails Again to Stop Intuits TurboTax Ads

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A federal court has denied for a second time H&R Block’s attempt to prevent Intuit from airing two TV commercials for TurboTax that poke fun at part-time tax preparers who work for retail tax chains like Block.

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The IRS's Worker-Classification Rules Aren't Working

The IRS's Worker-Classification Rules Aren't Working

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has ramped up payroll audits of small employers to determine whether they’re misclassifying employees as independent contractors to dodge taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported recently.

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IRS Explains Delays In Processing Some Returns Claiming Education Credits

IRS Explains Delays In Processing Some Returns Claiming Education Credits

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When the Internal Revenue Service finally announced that it was accepting federal form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits, taxpayers heaved a sigh of relief. With a delayed tax season already in play, the additional two weeks pushed filing dates out more than three weeks for up to three million taxpayers.

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