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IRS begins enforcing new return preparer rules

The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. More than 700,000 tax preparers nationwide have registered ...

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IRS issues guidance on health care law

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance on a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires employers to report the cost of health coverage on employees’ W-2 forms. The requirement is informational only ...

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Suspicious powder at IRS office is baking soda

HOLTSVILLE — Nearly 60 workers at an Internal Revenue Service office on eastern Long Island were briefly evacuated after an employee opened an envelope containing a suspicious powder. An IRS spokeswoman says the substance was later determined to be baking soda.

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Dem, GOP lawmakers vow to spare millions from AMT

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan leaders in Congress are vowing to spare more than 21 million taxpayers from significant tax increases when they file their returns next spring by adjusting the alternative minimum tax before the end of the year.

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IRS plans to step up tax evader enforcement

The IRS is expanding its list of targets and implementing new filing requirements as part of an effort to nab more tax evaders. William P. Marshall, director of examination for the IRS’s North Atlantic area ...

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IRS warns against frivolous claims

Outrageous claims? The Internal Revenue Service has heard them all. From the taxpayer who claims she is not a “person” as defined by the IRS and therefore not subject to federal income tax laws ...

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IRS to end release of taxpayer debt information

NEW YORK CITY — The IRS said Thursday it will end its policy of releasing information about back taxes and other debts owed by taxpayers in the coming tax season. The information, called debt indicators ...

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