Topic: Internal Revenue Service
Washington, D.C. – This Easter Sunday, we’ll be praying from our living rooms rather than from the church pews, but that’s alright, because the Lord is always with us. Remember Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
It’s a somber time, but glimmers of hope still shine through. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, social distancing efforts are helping to slow Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates. New testing machines that can detect the coronavirus in as little as five minutes arrived in Tennessee this week.
Nashville, TN – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks.
Ahead of the arrival of those payments, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division joins the IRS – Criminal Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Tennessee to warn Tennessee taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to these payments as well as other malicious attempts to defraud people relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Nashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide for Tennesseans.
Our Tennessee Workforce: Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?
Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.html.
Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump, Congress Give Christmas Present to Historically Black Colleges and 20 Million Students Who Fill Out FAFSA Each Year
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that President Donald Trump and Congress have delivered a Christmas present for millions of students and families after President Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that included an amendment by Alexander and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported complaints from people receiving fake letters supposedly from the IRS.
In the past, it was made clear to potential victims of IRS scams that the agency will never call or email regarding debt due. Mail was always the primary form of communication.
Scammers have obviously caught on and have started mailing fake correspondences.
Tennessee Consumer Affairs
Nashville, TN – With Tax Day (April 15th, 2019) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process, make the most of their income tax refund and avoid fraudulent tax preparers and scammers.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Sgt. Brett T. Christian Tax Center, located at 43 Michigan Avenue, is now open for appointments. The tax center offers free tax return preparation to active-duty Soldiers and their Families and retirees.
During the opening ceremony Wednesday, Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Osborne, garrison senior enlisted adviser, encouraged the Soldiers who are on staff for the duration of the tax season.
“I want to thank the brigades for sending their Soldiers to help at the tax center. To get those folks who are really invested plays a huge role in the success of the tax center. It can’t happen without you,” Osborn said.
Tennessee Consumer Affairs
Nashville, TN – As technology is increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, scammers are using these new tools to reinvent their schemes and swindle unsuspecting consumers.
To help raise consumer awareness, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding Volunteer State residents to be on the lookout for con artists using technology as their platform to perpetrate scams.
Nashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.
Get Financially Fit
Clarksville, TN – Tax season isn’t the only time you should be mindful of your taxes. Challenge yourself to tone up your tax strategy and help you keep your taxes in top form year-round. Of course, also be sure to consult your tax professional and financial advisor.
1. Find A Trainer
You’ll want a heavyweight tax professional in your corner. Don’t have one? Ask your financial advisor, other professionals, friends and family for a recommendation and get interviewing. You’ll need a tax trainer to keep you focused.
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