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Tennessee Consumer Affairs offers Tips to Avoid Tax Return Preparer Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the April 18th Tax Day deadline on the horizon, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs encourages residents to thoroughly  vet your tax preparer to help reduce the risk of fraud.

“Conducting research should be your first priority if you decide to have a tax preparer file your income tax return,” said TDCI Consumer Protection Director Cynthia Wiel.

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Frazier Allen: Opportunity Blooms in Tax Season

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Tax season can bring new possibilities – especially when it comes to what to do with your refund or, on the flip side, how to settle your bill. We’ve gathered some ideas that may fit into your financial landscape.

Tending to your windfall: So you worked diligently with your tax preparer to complete your return, only to discover some of the fruits of last year’s labor will be coming back in the form of a refund. So, what can you do with your bounty?

Opportunity Blooms in Tax Season

Opportunity Blooms in Tax Season

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Frazier Allen: Double-Check Before Filing Your IRS Return

 

It may seem like common sense, but going back over the information you enter may be the most important part of your tax filing duties.

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s tax time. And as you work with your advisor or tax preparer to maximize your refund, or at least minimize what you owe, keep in mind that one of the most important things taxpayers can do to limit errors is to double-check the information they input into software or a printed form.

It may seem like common sense, but going back over the information you enter may be the most important part of your tax filing duties.

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IRS gives Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – As the April 15th income-tax filing deadline approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green offers tax tips for those still working on their tax returns.

“Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their taxes and thousands more realize they’re going to need more time. We estimate that 2.9 million Tennessee Taxpayers will be filing tax returns this year. Thus far we have received over 1.8 million tax returns with an average refund of $2,893,” said Green.   As taxpayers begin to work on finalizing their tax returns, here are some valuable free helpful tax tips to avoid the stress and help beat the rush.

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For Tax Filers on the Go, IRS Offers YouTube Videos

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – For busy people getting ready to file their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has some short, informative YouTube videos available online in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).

“You can even watch these videos on your mobile device with the free IRS2Go app,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»

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5,900 Tennessee Tax Preparers Must Renew Their PTINs for 2014

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceNashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded professional tax return preparers to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) if they plan to prepare returns in 2014. Current PTINs expire December 31st, 2013.

Out of about 12,000 Tennessee tax preparers who have PTINs, more than 5,900 have not yet renewed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service gives Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Many people look for help from tax professionals at tax time according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Remember, though, that even if someone else prepares your tax return, you are legally responsible for what’s on it.

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Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return. If you use a paid tax preparer to file your return this year, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Even if a return is prepared by someone else, the taxpayer is legally responsible for what’s on it. So, it’s very important to choose your tax preparer carefully.

This year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers to use a preparer who will sign the returns they prepare and enter their required Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Offers Saturday Help as Filing Deadline Approaches

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that the April 18th tax filing deadline is less than a month away and announced that nearly 100 IRS offices will be open nationwide Saturday, March 26th.

In Tennessee, the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville will be open Saturday, March 26th, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. These IRS centers offer help to anyone who has federal tax account issues or questions and offer free tax preparation and e-filing to most people whose 2010 household income was $49,000 or less. «Read the rest of this article»

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