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IRS: Don’t be victim to a ‘ghost’ tax return preparer

February 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – 02/11/2019, towards the end of the second full week of the 2019 tax filing season, the Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.

By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns must have a valid 2019 Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN. Paid preparers must sign the return and include their…

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IPPIN Opt-In Now Available for CA and NV Taxpayers

January 31, 2019

This is important news advising that the IRS ldentity Protection Personal Identification Number (IPPIN) for 2018 tax returns is now available for opt-in for California and Nevada taxpayers (and select other states) who filed their 2017 tax return in one of the eligible states.  Previously, it was available for use by only identify theft victims in California and…

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Transcript Faxing Update

January 31, 2019

The IRS will extend its transcript faxing service beyond the planned Feb 4 end date. The IRS is reviewing options for a new timeframe. We are committed to providing you with advance notice of the new date.  As a reminder, you can now have unmasked Wage and Income Transcripts sent to your e-Services secure mailbox if you follow certain procedures. This should help bring clients into compliance and allow for electronic filing. Please see Fact Sheet 20, Steps for tax professionals to obtain wage and income transcripts needed for tax preparation, for details. Additionally, due to the government shutdown, we are working hard to catch up on processing third-party authorization…

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January 2019 -Exam Resumption FAQs

January 31, 2019

IRS employees returned to work on January 28, 2019 and resumed activities. Upon their return to the office, they will begin to review mail, voice messages, and their audit and collection files as well as completing administrative tasks to reopen operations…

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IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2019

December 18, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will…

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