Posts tagged "tax preparers"

IRS Publishes List of "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issues a list of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams that can affect taxpayers. The IRS publishes the list in order to educate taxpayers about the need to protect financial information and use common sense when it comes to filing tax returns.

District Court Prevents IRS Regulation of Tax Return Preparers...But the IRS Strikes Back

On January 28, 2013, in Loving v. IRS, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in favor of Sabina Loving and two other plaintiffs who challenged the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) ability to govern tax return preparers pursuant to regulations issued in 2011. The 2011 regulations required, in part, registration with the IRS and use of a registration number when preparing returns known as the Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

California tax crimes can lead to lengthy prison sentence

Every individual wants to get the most deductions and credits from their tax returns. These tax issues can save individuals a substantial amount of money and, in some cases, can result in the individual receiving a healthy check from the IRS. However, despite the desire to receive these benefits, individuals and tax professionals are under an obligation to provide accurate information to the IRS, information which, if falsified, can lead to tax crimes being filed against them in a California criminal court.

What California small business owners need to know about audits

Tax audits can be time and money consuming, as well as frustrating for all parties involved. In a previous post, we gave California small business owners some tips on responding to tax audits. In today's post, we discuss measures that may help small business owners avoid an audit in the first place.

New IRS tax preparer requirements based on California law

The IRS is using California law as a model for new education requirements for tax preparers. The new requirements will go into effect in 2012, their purpose being to prevent tax fraud and protect taxpayers from bad decisions on the part of preparers.

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