Washington, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – known as Yolanda in the Philippines – made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation, including recent immigrants. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.
The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Are you thinking about taxes while you’re enjoying the warm summer months? Not likely! But the IRS wants you to know that scammers ARE thinking about taxes and ways to dupe you out of your money.
Tax scams can happen anytime of the year, not just during tax season. Three common year-round scams are identity theft, phishing and return preparer fraud. These schemes are on the top of the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of scams this year. They’re illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest, even criminal prosecution.
Here’s more information about these scams that every taxpayer should know. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – If you’re selling your main home this summer or sometime this year, the IRS has some helpful tips for you. Even if you make a profit from the sale of your home, you may not have to report it as income.
Here are 10 tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home.
Washington, D.C. – The IRS has launched a new Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions website at www.IRS.gov/aca to educate individuals and businesses on how the health care law may affect them.
The new home page has three sections, which explain the tax benefits and responsibilities for individuals and families, employers, and other organizations, with links and information for each group. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Going to college can be a stressful time for students and parents. The IRS offers these tips about education tax benefits that can help offset some college costs and maybe relieve some of that stress.
American Opportunity Tax Credit. This credit can be up to $2,500 per eligible student. The AOTC is available for the first four years of post secondary education. Forty percent of the credit is refundable.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gives this summertime tax tip. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems.
Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the IRS wants you to know about the many tax benefits that may apply to you.
Special tax rules apply to military members on active duty, including those serving in combat zones.
These rules can help lower your federal taxes and make it easier to file your tax return.
Washington, D.C. – Do you plan to travel while doing charity work this summer?
Some travel expenses may help lower your taxes if you itemize deductions when you file next year.
Here are five tax tips the IRS wants you to know about travel while serving a charity.
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