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

Tomorrow is the annual deadline for the filing of individual income tax returns for calendar year 2017.  The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive approximately 32 million returns in the final days leading up to April 17.  In addition, the IRS expects to receive about 12 million last-minute requests for extensions of the April 17

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against scam groups masquerading as charitable organizations, luring people to make donations to groups or causes that don’t actually qualify for a tax deduction. These phony charities, which attempt to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors using a charitable reason and a tax deduction as bait for taxpayers are

Continuing its daily “countdown” of the annual “Dirty Dozen” tax schemes, the Internal Revenue Service announced that return preparer fraud is the fourth entry on that esteemed list for 2018. With more than half of the nation’s taxpayers relying on someone else to prepare their tax return, the Internal Revenue Service reminded consumers today to

Today the Internal Revenue Service announced the third entry on its annual “dirty dozen” list of the tax schemes most commonly encountered by taxpayers during tax filing season. Even though instances of tax-related identity theft have declined markedly in recent years, the IRS warns that this practice is still widespread and remains serious enough to

Today the Internal Revenue Service announced the second entry on its annual “dirty dozen” list of the tax schemes most commonly encountered by taxpayers during tax filing season. The IRS said that aggressive phone scams where as criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money remain a major threat to taxpayers. During filing