Monthly Archives: July 2010

Top 10 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft

Taxpayers need to be careful to protect their personal information. Identity thieves use many methods to steal personal information and then they use the information to file a tax return and get a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS … Continue reading

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Five Tax Scams to Avoid this Summer

The Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax scams each year – known as the Dirty Dozen. The scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. … Continue reading

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Eight Reasons to Visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

Do you need assistance with a tax issue that can’t be handled online or on the phone? If you want to meet with an IRS representative face-to-face, come to your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. Here are eight reasons to … Continue reading

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Five Facts about the Making Work Pay Tax Credit

1. This credit – still available for 2010 – equals 6.2 percent of a taxpayer’s earned income. The maximum credit for a married couple filing a joint return is $800 and $400 for other taxpayers. 2. Eligible self-employed taxpayers can … Continue reading

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Six Tax Tips for New Business Owners

Are you opening a new business this summer? The IRS has many resources available for individuals that are opening a new business. Here are six tax tips the IRS wants new business owners to know. First, you must decide what … Continue reading

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Four Tips on Preparing for a Disaster

Planning what to do in case of a disaster is an important part of being prepared. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to safeguard their records. Some simple steps can help taxpayers protect financial and tax records in case of … Continue reading

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CPA Disbarred for Failure to Exercise Due Diligence and Compliance Problems

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has prevailed in an agency appeal involving issues which include the due diligence responsibilities of a CPA under the Rules of Practice before the IRS (Circular 230).  The May 28th decision of the Appellate … Continue reading

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