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COVID-19 Updates for Professional Tax Preparers

This article was last updated at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. The 2020 IRS Tax Forums will be held virtually beginning in July. The IRS officially announced that Tax Day is now July 15th.  Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, many individuals are staying home, working remotely, and even avoiding social contact. As a professional…

Security tax checklist from the IRS

IRS Releases the Taxes-Security-Together Checklist for Tax Professionals

Did you know that federal law requires all professional tax preparers to create and maintain an information security plan for client data? Whether you are the owner of a small business or a member of a major firm, you are a growing target for cyber-criminals who want to gain access to your client’s personal information. Taking the time to implement added…

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Tax Form Changes Coming in 2019

1040 Changes In 2018, the IRS created a shorter “postcard-sized” tax form to replace the existing Form 1040. The new 1040 has six schedules, which report items that in past years were located on the 1040. The line numbering on each additional schedule matches the number that was on the 1040 before the redesign. The six schedules report various items such as income,…