The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to turn seriously delinquent accounts over to private-sector collection agencies. The agency notes these are unpaid individual tax obligations that are not currently being worked by IRS collection employees and often were assessed by the tax agency several years ago. Continue reading
The income tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away. Many taxpayers may be rushing to complete paperwork to make the filing deadline which can lead to common errors.
The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to slow down and take time to fill out required forms correctly. If forms are not completed correctly, it will likely take the IRS more time to process the paperwork.
Taxpayers who are unable to file their federal returns by the April 18th deadline can go online to request an extension. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service encourages tax filers to carefully check their returns for errors before dropping them in the mail or submitting them electronically. Continue reading
Federal income tax filers who claimed popular income tax credits will have to wait another week or so for their tax refunds, according to IRS officials. Continue reading
Phishing schemes are once again on the Internal Revenue Service’s list of scams to watch out for, during this upcoming tax season. The IRS is releasing its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scam list. Continue reading
The IRS is warning payroll and human resources professionals of an email scam aimed at stealing proprietary employee information. Continue reading
The IRS warns taxpayers of several scams that are making the rounds as 2016 draws to a close. Perpetrators of fraud use the telephone, email and traditional mail to try to scam unsuspecting people out of their money or personal information. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service will be turning over the collection of certain overdue federal tax debts to private collection agencies. Starting this spring, the IRS will be assigning some accounts that it’s no longer working on itself to four private contractors: CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve of Fairport, New York; Performant of Livermore, California; and Pioneer of Horseheads, New York. Continue reading
The best way to help victims of the natural disasters like the Kokomo tornadoes or the catastrophic Baton Rouge flooding is to contribute financially to a reputable charity. The American Red Cross estimates flood recovery efforts will cost nearly $30 million. As of Monday they had only received $7.8 million in donations and pledges. Red Cross volunteers are already in central Indiana providing emergency services in the aftermath of yesterday’s tornadoes.
Scammers are increasingly turning to “robo-calls,” in an effort to get fake tax payments. The Internal Revenue Service is reporting an increase in the number of scams taking the form of automated phone calls. Continue reading
To help keep taxpayers’ personal information secure, the Internal Revenue Service is now focusing its efforts on tax professionals. The IRS says tax preparers are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, so they’re urging them to take the necessary steps to protect their clients from data theft. Continue reading
Those looking to help the victims of the recent mass-shooting in Orlando are urged to beware of possible fake charity scams. The Internal Revenue Service says it’s common for scammers to take advantage of people’s generosity following these types of events. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about another phone scam, this one targeting students. A caller claiming to be from the IRS demands payment for a “Federal Student Tax,” threatening to report students to the police if they don’t wire money immediately. Not only are these scammers not from the IRS, the “Federal Student Tax” doesn’t even exist. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service is now offering taxpayers the option to pay in cash at 7-Eleven locations. The IRS says it’s partnering with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company to provide the service. It lets people make payments without the need of a bank account or credit card at over 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide, including locations in South Bend, Mishawaka, and Griffith. Continue reading
Scammers are now taking a more polite approach in their efforts to steal personal and financial information. That’s according to the Internal Revenue Service. In the last few weeks, the IRS has been getting reports of a phone scam, in which callers pretend to verify tax return information. Continue reading
Scammers looking to steal personal and financial information are now targeting payroll departments this tax season. The Internal Revenue Service says scammers are sending out e-mails to payroll and human resources professionals claiming to be their company’s CEO. Continue reading
If you need help preparing your taxes, the Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder that there are some free resources available. Continue reading