IRS Launches Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers

February 5, 2015 WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service today announced the launch of a new, online public directory of tax return preparers. This searchable directory on will help taxpayers find a tax professional with credentials and select qualifications to help them prepare their tax returns. “This new directory will be a practical tool for the […]

Taxpayers Use New Information Form to claim Premium Tax Credit

The Affordable Care Act is bringing several changes to the tax filing season this year, including a new form some taxpayers will receive. If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you’ll get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. You will receive Form 1095-A […]

Social Security makes tax reporting forms available online

A new online service is available to help people who receive Social Security benefits have the information they need to file their tax returns. If you didn’t receive or misplaced your SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S, you can now use an online my Social Security account to get an instant replacement for tax purposes. Setting up an […]

The Health Care Law’s Effect on You

January 29, 2015 Nearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. The following chart will help you better understand how the health care law affects you and everyone on your return. This chart is also available on To help navigate […]

IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015, Phone Scams Persist

IRS YouTube Video: Tax Scams: English | Spanish | ASL Podcasts:  English | Spanish WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. The IRS has seen a […]

Six Tips on Who Should File a 2014 Tax Return

January 22, 2015 Most people file their tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, there are times when you should. You may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. This year, there are a few new rules for some who must file. Here are six tax tips to […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

January 20, 2015 Tax season is here and the 1040’s have been hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that tax refunds soon would be there. You better not cheat, and I,m telling you why, the IRS is coming to town.  They’re making a list and checking twice, gonna find out who’s got minimally […]

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

January 3, 2015 Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights. You should be aware of these rights when you interact with the Internal Revenue Service. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” takes the many existing rights in the tax code and groups them into 10 broad categories. That makes them easier to find and to […]

Tax Season to Open As Planned Following Extenders Legislation

IR-2014-119, Dec. 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — Following the passage of the extenders legislation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it anticipates opening the 2015 filing season as scheduled in January. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time. The decision follows Congress […]

Key Tax Breaks Retroactively Reinstated

December 29, 2014 The clock is ticking … is opportunity knocking? Provided by Milton Cooley If you hurry, you might realize some nice tax breaks before 2014 runs out. Once again, Congress has acted at the eleventh hour to bring back some expired tax perks. H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, was passed and […]