Last Known Address Program Delayed


Last year the IRS announced that, effective May 1, 2000, a new program would allow it to update taxpayers’ addresses using the U.S. Postal Service’s national change of address (NCOA) database. Previously a taxpayer’s “last known address,” although not defined by statute or regulation, had been determined by case law to be the address that appeared on the taxpayer’s most recently filed and properly processed return. Furthermore, the IRS issued proposed regulations to reflect this new definition. But in announcement 2000–49, the IRS said it would delay the program’s start because it could not complete by May all the steps necessary to implement the regulations. The service did not give a new start date.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.