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Should You Obtain An IP PIN?

An IP PIN, you ask – what is it?  Well, it is an Identity Protection PIN which prevents the filing of a tax return using your Social Security Number by someone other than you.  These PINs have been around for several years but were issued only when someone had fraudulent activity on their account or […]

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IRS Urges Caution With Email, Social Media And Phones

The Internal Revenue Service continues in its fight against cyber criminals and is constantly finding new ways that these criminals are obtaining information.  There is no limit to the means in which crimes can occur.  Whether through a telephone call, text message or email, the con artist tries to convince the recipient that they need […]

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IRS Tax Return Processing Update

The IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Service recently released the mid-year report to Congress.  Here are a couple of the highlights of the report which you may find interesting: During the 2021 tax filing season, the IRS processed 136 million individual income tax returns and issued 96 million refunds totaling about $270 billion. In addition to […]

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Income Tax Refund Myths

Tax season is once again behind us and if you are entitled to a refund, you are anxiously awaiting for the same.  But, with the pandemic, some people are still awaiting their 2019 refunds, let alone their 2020 refunds.  There are facts about receiving your refund and there are plenty of myths about refunds.  Here […]

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Receive a Notice from the IRS? Don’t Ignore It!

While many of us panic to see a piece of mail from the IRS, it isn’t always bad news.  So, please do yourself a favor and read the notice; don’t panic.  The IRS may send you a letter or notice if you have a balance due, if there is an adjustment in the amount of […]

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Income Tax Filing Deadline for 2020 Taxes

The IRS has announced that the filing deadline for individuals – Form 1040 – has been extended until May 17, 2021.  More information will be forthcoming, but if you were beginning to panic, you can now relax.  “This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do […]

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Individual Taxpayer Identity Protection Pin Program

I mentioned in a prior article that individuals would be able to participate in the identity protection PIN program.  This PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent misuse of Social Security Numbers being used on fraudulent federal income tax returns.  If you would like to take advantage of this program, […]

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IRS SERVICES ALERT

We learned today that the only services available with the IRS are electronic services.  The processing of paper income tax returns and telephone assistance have been suspended due to COVID-19. 

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