Recent legislation added these requirements, which previously applied only to the earned income tax credit.
IRS practice and procedure
The IRS has launched an online tool that allows individual taxpayers to get their account balances online, including tax due, penalties, and interest.
As part of its latest efforts to prevent cybercrime, the IRS said it will begin sending letters to currently registered e-Services users asking them to re-register within 30 days of the date of the letter or risk being shut out of the system.
In response to concerns from employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage, the IRS announced that it is extending the due dates for certain health care forms required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reassured tax practitioners attending the AICPA’s National Tax Conference that the 2017 tax filing season should start on time.
It can take months to get a nonfiler back into compliance with the IRS.
The IRS issued an “urgent alert” to tax practitioners who use IRS e-services to beware of a fraudulent email asking them to update their accounts and directing them to a fake website.
The IRS, state tax agencies, and industry partners announced expanded and improved tax return identity theft safeguards for the 2017 filing season.
The fee for an online application with direct debit would be $31; for some application and payment methods, it would increase.
Under new PATH Act provisions, the numbers expire after 3 years of nonuse.
The IRS issued its annual revenue procedure containing inflation-adjusted amounts for the 2017 tax year, affecting over 50 Code provisions, as well as the new tax rate tables for individuals and estates and trusts.
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.
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.