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IRS Estimates Nearly $500 Billion Tax Gap

For the years 2014 through 2016 alone, the IRS estimates $496 billion in taxes due to the IRS went unreported, or unpaid.  This amount is about 85% of the amount of taxes paid voluntarily and on time.  Imagine if all taxes were reported and paid. This astonishing...

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IRS Awards $41 Million in Grants

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs received a total of $41 million in grants from the IRS this year. Nearly all (348 out of 413 total) grant TCE and VITA applicants received awards! TCE programs provide free tax...

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IRS Warns of Texting Scams

The IRS has reported that in the last few weeks there has been a huge increase in texting scams (also known as “smishing”). These text messages appear to come from the IRS, and promise COVID-19 relief and other tax credits. The text messages lure unsuspecting...

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