Category: IRS Tips

IRS Tips
Interest Rates Increase for the Second Quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates increased for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2018.  The rates will be:    five (5) percent for overpayments [four (4) percent in the case of a corporation]; two and one-half (2.5) percent for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000; five (5) […]

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Tax Return Preparer Fraud Ranks on 2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’

ax Return Preparer Fraud Ranks on 2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’ Taxpayers Urged to Choose Reputable Tax Preparers IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen – English | Spanish | ASL Choose a Tax Preparer Wisely – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — With more than half of the nation’s taxpayers relying on someone else to prepare their […]

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Taxpayers Should Report Name Changes Before Filing Taxes

When a taxpayer changes their name, that change can affect their taxes. All the names on a taxpayer’s tax return must match Social Security Administration records. A name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here’s what a taxpayer should do if anyone listed on their tax return changed their name: Reporting Taxpayer’s Name Change. Taxpayers […]

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Falsified income, fake Forms 1099 part of IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’

WASHINGTON — As part of this year’s “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for schemes that falsify income, including elaborate ruses involving bogus Forms 1099. A common tax scam the IRS sees each year involves falsifying income. The agency warns taxpayers to avoid […]

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Fake charities make 2018 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list; taxpayers should be alert to scams involving disasters, worthwhile causes

IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen – English | Spanish | ASL Charitable Contributions – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against scam groups masquerading as charitable organizations, luring people to make donations to groups or causes that don’t actually qualify for a tax deduction. These ‘fake’ charities […]

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Taxpayers alerted against falsely inflated refunds in ‘Dirty Dozen’ list; Seniors, many others at risk

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be alert to unscrupulous return preparers touting inflated tax refunds. These scam artists frequently prey on older Americans, low-income taxpayers and others with promises of big refunds. These refund scams remain on the agency’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list of most prevalent tax scams. Scam artists […]

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IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams for 2018 contains warning to avoid improper claims for business credits

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned that taxpayers should avoid making improper claims for business credits, a common scam used by unscrupulous tax preparers. Two common credits targeted for abuse by shady return preparers include the research credit and the fuel tax credit. Both credits have legitimate uses, but there are specific criteria […]

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Don’t Fall for Scam Calls and Emails Posing as IRS

Scammers and cyberthieves continue to use the IRS as bait. The most common tax scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name, logo, fake employee names and badge numbers to try to steal money and identities from taxpayers. Taxpayers need to be wary […]

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