• The payroll tax deferral

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    The payroll tax deferral

    On August 28, 2020 the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released guidance on the payroll tax deferral that was ordered by President Donald Trump in a presidential memorandum on August 8th. 

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  • Why DIY Tax Returns And Bookkeeping Are A Bad Idea

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

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    Whether you’re a business, corporation, or individual (above the age of eighteen), paying taxes to the government is mandatory. To ensure your tax filing process is efficient, you must practice sound bookkeeping. However, if you lack expertise in bookkeeping and tax filing, it’s essential to enlist a professional to handle these processes.

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  • Announcing the new website

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    Announcing the new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

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  • NTA Blog: Measuring the Taxpayer Experience – The IRS’s Level of Service Measure Fails to Adequately Show the Experience of Taxpayers Seeking Assistance Over the Phone (Part 1 of 2)

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In a series of blogs I published earlier this year, Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment - The IRS Must Make Communicating with the IRS Over the Phone Easier for Taxpayers and Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment - The IRS Must Ensure Taxpayers Are Getting the Assistance They Need Over the Telephone, I explained why telephone communication is still an important way for taxpayers to get assistance from…

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  • NTA Blog: TAS Research Shows that Education Improves EITC Compliance

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Recently, the IRS provided its response  to my Most Serious Problem addressing EITC issues in the 2017 Annual Report to Congress . I want to reiterate my recommendation that the IRS should provide a dedicated toll-free Extra Help telephone line for EITC taxpayers. I’ve made similar recommendations here , here , and here . The IRS has not agreed to implement my recommendation. Instead, the IRS responded to my…

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  • Get information on TAS office closures related to Hurricane Florence

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    The Taxpayer Advocate Service temporarily closed some offices due to Hurricane Florence. The following offices in South Carolina and North Carolina will resume regular business operation hours on Tuesday, Sept. 18:  Charlotte, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Columbia, South Carolina For a listing of all TAS offices, visit our Contact Us page.

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  • NTA Blog: The IRS Might Recover EITC Using Its Newly Discovered Post-Processing Math Error Authority, but Is It Constitutional?

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. My June Report to Congress included an Area of Focus entitled: “The IRS Has Expanded Its Math Error Authority, Reducing Due Process for Vulnerable Taxpayers, Without Legislation and Without Seeking Public Comments.”  The post-processing math error issue came up after a report  by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said the IRS improperly paid refundable credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to those filing 2016…

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  • Help us spread the news about our new Tax Reform Changes website

    By Heather Findon, CPA |

    Is your business or association involved in helping others understand federal income taxes and the ramifications of changes to those laws each year? If yes, we invite you to visit our new site and then help us spread the word about the Taxpayer Advocate Service's Tax Reform Changes website. After your visit, we think you’ll see the value it might have for those in the tax community and even for just friends and neighbors. Feel free to use the various products below and post them directly on your website, link to them, or use them in your social media sites. You can also…

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