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Tax Security 101: Security Summit outlines ‘Security Six’ basic safeguards for tax professionals’ computers and email
The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners outlined critical steps for tax professionals to protect their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data. The “Security Six” protections fall...
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State Taxpayers from Drastic Cut in State and Local Tax Deduction
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined a lawsuit to protect the state and its taxpayers from Washington’s drastic curtailment of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.
Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law
Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes....
Study: CT workers’ comp. reforms showing results
A change to Connecticut law has led to lower workers compensation payments for outpatient surgeries, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
More than 2 million ITINs to expire this year; Renew soon to avoid refund delays
With more than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2018, the Internal Revenue Service today urged affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund...
IRS Working on a New Form 1040 for Tax Season
As part of a larger effort to help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season. The new 1040 – about half the size of the current version -- would replace...
Taxpayer Advocate: Cuts to IRS Budget Spread Agency Thin
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson delivered her mid-year report to Congress in late June, and told legislators that cuts to the IRS’s budget has the agency spread critically thin, with funding reduced by 20 percent since fiscal 2010 (as...
“Phase Two” of Federal Tax Reform in the Works?
Recent comments made to Fox News by President Donald Trump suggest that the corporate tax rate may decrease further still...
IRS Working on a New Form 1040 for 2019 Tax Season
The Internal Revenue Service plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season.
National Taxpayer Advocate identifies priority areas in mid year report to Congress; focuses on customer service
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that presents a review of the 2018 filing season, identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during...

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  Connecticut CPA magazine feature
The IRS Disqualified Employment Tax Levy:
Just When the Client Thought It Was Safe to Owe Money Again …

By Lauren M. McNair, Esq. and Eric L. Green, Esq., Green & Sklarz LLC

Your client calls frantic one morning just as you are sitting down to your desk. “Joe, what’s up?” you ask genially as you reach for your coffee.

“The IRS just cleaned out my bank account!” yells Joe.

“What do you mean? We worked out a payment plan a year ago at our Collection Due Process hearing with the settlement officer. I thought you paid that off.”

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