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Apr 26, 2011

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 ...

Apr 14, 2011

AG warns about tax-related ‘phishing’ emails

As the April 18 tax deadline approaches, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is asking taxpayers to notify his office of any unsolicited email messages disguised as official communications from the Internal Revenue Service or tax preparation companies ...

Apr 12, 2011

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 ...

Mar 8, 2011

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.

Nov 9, 2010

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.

Nov 9, 2010

Empire Justice Center receives federal grant

The Internal Revenue Service announced the award of more than $11 million in matching grants to support its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The Empire Justice Center will receive $110,000.

Oct 25, 2010

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 ...

Oct 18, 2010

New conundrum: Donations and gift boxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donors to nonprofit groups that are spending millions on political ads this election have escaped public scrutiny because their donations don’t have to be disclosed. But can they escape a hefty a tax bite?

Sep 15, 2010

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 ...

Sep 2, 2010

Keeping Your Balance: How the IRS views Form 990-T losses

The IRS is taking a closer look at tax exempt organizations that engage in unrelated business activity and, rather than reporting taxable income instead report large loss carryforwards.

Aug 5, 2010

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 ...

Jul 15, 2010

Keeping Your Balance: IRS scrutinizes Form 990-T and losses

The IRS is taking a close look at tax exempt organizations that engage in unrelated business activity but rather than reporting taxable income instead report large loss carryforwards.

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