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Know deadlines and counties affected by IRS disaster relief

Each year, some taxpayers affected by severe storms and disasters are given extra time to meet tax filing deadlines. Damage assessments by FEMA help the IRS determine states and counties that receive tax relief. Typically, new deadlines are announced throughout the year as disaster declarations are made. In January, many Missouri and Mississippi counties…
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IRS urges tax preparers to use computer security scans

Protect your tax business and clients this tax season by checking your computers for malware and viruses. The IRS urged tax return preparers to perform security scans on their computer drives and devices to safeguard sensitive information. Preparers’ passwords for IRS accounts or sensitive taxpayer data stored on computers could be at risk from email…
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IRS advises that taxpayer notices with IP PIN list incorrect year

Tax professionals and taxpayers were advised by the IRS this week that a notice sent to taxpayers with Identity Protection PINs listed an incorrect year. The IP PIN listed on the CP 01A notice is valid for use on all individual tax returns filed in 2016. Due to an error, the notice incorrectly indicates the IP PIN issued is to be used for filing the 2014 tax return…
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IRS announces opening date for 2016 tax season

The nation’s tax season will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. The IRS made the announcement Monday following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law on Friday. On the first day of tax season, the IRS will begin accepting individual electronic returns. The IRS expects to receive more than 150 million individual returns in 2016, according to a…