• February 05, 2021 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    IRS tips on how to avoid unscrupulous "ghost" tax preparers:

  • February 02, 2021 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    The IRS is strongly recommending that taxpayers file their 2020 returns electronically and request direct deposit of refunds for the quickest turnaround.  The IRS is still backlogged with millions of 2019 paper tax returns.

  • January 19, 2021 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    The IRS has announced it will begin accepting e-filed returns on February 12th:

  • December 28, 2020 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    There is considerable disagreement among the state taxing agencies at this point regarding how income of work-from-home telecommuters will be taxed by the state of taxpayer residence or the state where the employer is located.  Some states are beginning to take other states to court over the issue.

    States Square Off Over Taxing Remote Workers’ Income

  • December 23, 2020 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    The IRS and Treasury have indicated that businesses that receive PPP loan forgiveness would NOT be allowed to deduct business expenses paid with the forgiven loan.

    However, it appears the new relief bill includes language to allow deduction of those business expenses:

    PPP Borrowers Stand to Gain Tax Deductions

  • December 16, 2020 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    The IRS has advised taxpayers to prepare for new sections on their 2020 tax returns, such as reconciliation of the EIP "stimulus payment."

    Details at:

  • September 30, 2020 1:10 PM | Anonymous

    Word from several tax organizations from contacts inside the IRS is that Memphis and Ogden will begin accepting electronic signatures on Forms 2848 and 8821 in January.  The forms will have to be uploaded through an new IRS portal.  Details still to come.

    Chet Burgess

  • August 09, 2020 8:03 AM | Anonymous

    On Monday, August 10, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will begin helping taxpayers locate missing EIP payments.

    TAS wll assist taxpayers with six specific types of situations, outlined in the following posting on the TAS blog:

    The Taxpayer Advocate office for Georgia is located in Atlanta, and can be reached by phone at 404-338-8099 or by fax at 855-822-1232.

  • August 04, 2020 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    The IRS has just released its annual list of the Dirty Dozen tax scams to alert taxpayer and tax pros.  The Dirty Dozen for 2020 are:

    • Phising
    • Fake Charities
    • Threatening Impersonator Phone Calls
    • Social Media Scams
    • Economic Impact Payments or Refund Thefts
    • Senior Fraud
    • Scams Targeting non-English Speakers
    • Unscrupulous Tax Return Preparers
    • Offer in Compromise Mills
    • Fake Payments with Repayment Demands
    • Payroll and HR Scams
    • Ransomware

    Click here to find the details on the IRS web site.

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