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As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues, the Internal Revenue Service is taking multiple steps to protect their employees, America’s taxpayers and their partners. Although they are curtailing some operations during this period, the IRS is continuing with mission-critical functions to support the nation, and that includes accepting tax returns and sending refunds. “As a federal agency…

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The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for filing individual tax returns for 2019 to July 15, 2020 from April 15 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The change came just two days after the agency extended the tax-payment deadline to July 15, 2020.  Millions of taxpayers now have an extra three months to…

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognized Presidents Day as a federal holiday and is therefore closed. In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, the IRS warned people who planned to call before and after the holiday that they could experience longer wait times. The organization added that Tuesday, February 18, the day after Presidents Day will…

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act was created in order to protect taxpayers and their families against fraud and permanently extend many expiring tax laws. The law, which was enacted December 18, 2015, first impacted tax returns filed in 2017 and will continue to impact returns until the law is overturned or changed.…

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IRS launches Identity Theft CentralFocuses on needs of taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses The Internal Revenue Service today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses. Located on IRS.gov, Identity Theft Central is available 24/7 at irs.gov/identitytheft. It is a…

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The Internal Revenue Service and its partners nationwide remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit on January 31, 2020, “EITC Awareness Day.” This is the 14th year of the EITC awareness campaign that alerts millions of workers to this significant tax credit. “The EITC is a vital tax credit that helps millions of hard-working working…

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The tax filing season is upon us, and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. Taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.  This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this is…

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While many people are required to file a tax return, it’s a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file but will need to do so if they can get a tax refund. Here are five tips for taxpayers who are deciding whether…

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