Washington, D.C. – Every year, people fall prey to tax scams. The IRS wants you to be safe and informed – and not become a victim.
“Some people are victimized by tax scams, while some get involved after being lured in by false promises of big money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
Taxpayers who get involved in illegal tax scams can lose their money, or face stiff penalties, interest and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – If you’ve finished your taxes and find you can’t pay the full amount you owe when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options.
Here are four tips that can help you lower the amount of interest and penalties when you don’t pay all your taxes on time. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service has released a YouTube message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation’s taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season.
In the YouTube video, now available at IRS.gov and the IRS YouTube channel, Koskinen also discusses how the IRS and its employees will approach the 2014 tax season.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service will open the 2014 tax filing season January 31st and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.
The new opening date for individuals to file their 2013 tax returns will allow the IRS adequate time to program and test its tax processing systems. The annual process for updating IRS systems saw significant delays in October following the 16-day federal government closure. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The tax filing season opens January 31st, but the Internal Revenue Service has announced the immediate availability of Free File brand-name software — only at www,IRS.gov/freefile .
“About 2.1 million Tennessee filers qualify to do their taxes free online using IRS Free File’s brand-name tax software,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on www.IRS.gov.
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features details on taking advantage of a wide range of tax-saving opportunities, such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit for parents and college students, and the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and moderate-income workers.
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 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. – 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. – 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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