Tag: IRS

Taxpayers should obtain Identity Protection PIN each year for tax filing security

In an effort to provide enhanced security to federal income taxpayers, the IRS is offering a voluntary, opt-in Identity Protection (IP) program for taxpayers. The PIN is a six-digit number known only to the taxpayer and the IRS and prevents someone else...

IRS offers ways to determine Reasonable Compensation in Not-for-Profit and For-Profit entities

The IRS, as part of their audit programs, regularly encounters contentious issues in a tax audit of a business.  One of theses is determining the appropriateness of an amount of compensation paid to owner/employees. For instance: Businesses that pay compensation...

IRS clarifies changes to the rules regarding dependent care programs

Recent updates to IRS guidance has clarified taxability questions surrounding dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022. Two new federal laws—the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)—have created new opportunities for participants in flexible spending...

IRS postpones April 15 tax filing deadline to May 17

The IRS is postponing the deadline for all individual tax returns. Returns otherwise due April 15 will not have to be filed until May 17 this year. The postponement applies only to individual taxpayers, who can postpone their federal income tax...

Request a copy of filed 1040 or 1040 transcript with these IRS forms

Filers may seek a copy of a previously filed 1040 federal tax return in two ways: Request a copy of the tax return as filed (Form 4506).  This request will provide an exact copy of what filed and the return...

IRS reminds businesses to report large cash transactions; e-file encouraged

The Internal Revenue Service today reminds businesses of their responsibility to file Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000, and encourages e-filing to help them file accurate, complete forms.  To help businesses prepare and file reports, the IRS created...

IRS CP59 Notices Possibly Sent in Error to Taxpayers

  • February 23, 2021
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

Earlier this month, the IRS issued notices to approximately 260,000 taxpayers stating they haven't filed their 2019 federal tax return. These notices, referred to as CP59 notices , are issued yearly to identified taxpayers who have failed to file tax...

IRS delays start of 2020 tax filing season to Feb. 12, 2021

  • January 22, 2021
  • ShindelRock

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.  It has advised people to file their returns electronically and...

Take five minutes to secure your tax return from identity theft

The IRS has provided a new way taxpayers can help prevent a tax return being filed under their name and SSN. The recently expanded Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program provides a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer and to the IRS....

IRS releases guidance on payroll tax deferral, but questions remain

On August 8, 2020, the President signed an executive order directing the Treasury Department to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment ofthe employee portion of social security taxes (6.2%) for the period beginning September 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020.  The...