With April 15 just around the corner, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has issued its annual public warning to would-be tax cheats. It is no secret that the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service significantly ramp up their publicity campaigns regarding tax prosecutions in the weeks leading up to April 15, in an attempt to

Despite a steep drop in tax-related identity theft in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers that the scam remains serious enough to earn a spot on the 2019 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. “Taxpayers should continue to protect their sensitive tax and financial data to help protect against identity thieves,” IRS Commissioner

With the 2019 tax filing season in full swing, and April 15 only a few days away, the Internal Revenue Service has once again unveiled its annual list of the most prevalent tax scams facing taxpayers and tax professionals, which it calls the “Dirty Dozen.” Leading the “Dirty Dozen” for 2019 are internet-based “phishing” scams

Our colleagues Richard S. Caputo and Jacqueline Motyl have published the second of their two-part Alert to guide nonprofit organizations in preparing for upcoming tax filing deadlines and best practices for the onset of a fiscal year.  In Part 1 (available here), they discussed Form 990/990-PF requirements, Solicitation of Funds registration requirements, Change in

The Internal Revenue Service reopened for business on Monday, January 28, 2019, after having been closed for over one month as a result of the federal government shutdown.  On the same day, the IRS opened the 2019 tax filing season.  Anticipating an avalanche of questions and inquiries from taxpayers about how the shutdown affected pending

As the federal government shutdown approaches its fourth week, the Internal Revenue Service today unveiled its contingency plan for the upcoming tax filing season. Most IRS operations have been closed since funding for the agency ran out on December 22, 2018, and most IRS employees have been furloughed since that date.

Notwithstanding the shutdown, the

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and will provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

“We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the