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IRS Now Accepting ITIN Renewal Applications; Taxpayers Encouraged to Act Soon to Avoid Processing Delays in 2017
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers affected by recent changes involving the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program that they can now begin submitting their ITIN renewal applications to the IRS.
Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2016 and Years Ahead
With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they...
IRS Warns of a New Wave of Attacks Focused on Tax Professionals
The Internal Revenue Service today warned tax professionals of a new wave of attacks that allow identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns by remotely taking over practitioners’ computers.
IRS Tells Tax Preparers to Keep Tabs on Their PTINs
The IRS has issued a security alert warning tax preparers to ensure that the number of filings they’ve made using their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) matches IRS records. Crooks increasingly are targeting tax preparers’...
IRS Proposes Revised Fees for Installment Agreements; New Lower Fee Available for Direct Debit Online Payment Agreements; Special Relief Provided to Low-Income Taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a revised schedule of user fees that would take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and apply to any taxpayer who enters into an installment agreement . The proposal, one of several user fee changes made this year,...
IRS Faulted for Lax Housing Tax Credit Oversight
As the growing lack of affordable housing gets more attention, a recent report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that IRS oversight of the low-income housing tax credit program continues to be “minimal.”  The...
IRS Statement on 'Get an IP Pin' Tool
The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the “Get an IP PIN” tool has returned to IRS.gov with a stronger authentication process to help protect taxpayers. The Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is...
National Taxpayer Advocate Reviews Filing Season and Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report  to Congress that contains extended excerpts from her ongoing Public Forums on Taxpayer Needs and Preferences, presents a review of the 2016 filing...
State Tax Department Moving Main Office to Downtown Hartford
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) main office at 25 Sigourney Street will be moving to a more accessible and energy efficient building at 450 Columbus Boulevard in downtown Hartford. The first wave of weekly moves will begin on July 8, and...
IRS, Partners Warn Tax Preparers of Data Theft Risks; Launch New Campaign to Increase Awareness
Leaders from the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax preparation community today warned tax preparers that they increasingly are targets of cybercriminals and should take appropriate steps to protect clients from data theft.

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