A class action lawsuit currently pending in a federal district court includes in its class of plaintiffs all tax return preparers who obtained or renewed a PTIN after Sept. 30, 2010.
IRS practice and procedure
Despite shorter average wait times this year, using the Practitioner Priority Service can still be an ordeal, surveys suggest.
Under legislation enacted last year, the IRS is required to use private debt collection agencies to collect outstanding inactive tax liabilities.
The IRS announced that beginning in late October all e-services users will be subject to a strengthened identity protection process, which, for existing users, requires re-registering.
The IRS issued an alert to taxpayers not to respond to the latest tax fraud scheme, an emailed CP2000 notice claiming to be related to an Affordable Care Act tax underpayment.
A new wave of cyberattacks could allow criminals to take control of tax practitioners’ computers and file fraudulent returns.
Several tools and options are available to aid in the process of paying back taxes.
Submissions of IRS identity theft affidavits and related correspondence are down by nearly half.
A report from the TIGTA found that the IRS had not notified victims or the Social Security Administration of many cases it detected of employment-related identity theft.
To help taxpayers take advantage of retroactive changes enacted late last year affecting Sec. 179 property and bonus depreciation, the IRS issued rules for filing returns to take advantage of these deductions.
The IRS is proposing to charge a variety of fees, based on whether the taxpayer uses the online application process and/or pays by direct debit.
Individuals whose individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) will expire this year under new Code provisions may renew them starting in October.
The court held that the taxpayer was protected by the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
Although threshold conditions were not met, the Tax Court noted the taxpayer's ignorance of his late wife's failure to mail their completed return.
The PATH Act of 2015 established new limitations on filing for certain credits.
The IRS announced that the electronic filing personal identification number (e-file PIN) tool is “no longer available” after it detected additional attacks on the system.
The TIGTA criticized the IRS’s failure to identify and assist all taxpayers whose tax return and other data may have been accessed by cybercriminals in last year’s Get Transcript breach.
Announcing increased security and authentication procedures, the IRS said that it had re-instated its Get Transcript Online service, which had been breached by cybercriminals last year.
Here are 12 things you need to know about extension-to-pay agreements that can help clients who need more time to pay their tax bill.
Problems included trouble getting through on the phone and trouble reaching IRS representatives who could answer their questions. Written communications with the agency were another source of frustrations.