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IRS Wraps Up the “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2016

IRS YouTube Video Tax Scams: English | Spanish | ASL IRS Podcasts Tax Scams: English | Spanish IR-2016-29, Feb. 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with identity theft topping this year’s list but with phone scams and phishing schemes also deserving special […]

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Consumers Warned of New Surge in IRS E-mail Schemes during 2016 Tax Season; Tax Industry Also Targeted

IR-2016-28, Feb. 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service renewed a consumer alert for e-mail schemes after seeing an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far this tax season. The emails are designed to trick taxpayers into thinking these are official communications from the IRS or others in the tax […]

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Frivolous Tax Arguments Completes the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

IR-2016-27, Feb. 17, 2016 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today finished its 2016 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying their taxes. Also today, the IRS released the 2016 version of “The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments.” The document describes and responds to some of […]

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Become a Tax Volunteer

By Department of Revenue …read more Source: Mass Dept of Revenue – Breaking News

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Confused by a Notice or Form?

By Department of Revenue If so, we want to know about it! As part of our initiative, we’re looking to make our notices and forms as clear and easy-to-understand as possible… …read more Source: Mass Dept of Revenue – Breaking News

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IRSAC Releases 2013 Annual Report

IR-2013-91, Nov. 20, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today released its annual report featuring recommendations on a wide range of tax administration matters. “Members of IRSAC devote significant amounts of their own time to provide us with valuable feedback regarding current issues of tax administration,” said Acting IRS Commissioner Danny […]

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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims

IR-2013-90, Nov. 15, 2013 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan — known as Yolanda in the Philippines — made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted […]

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Seminars from the 2013 Forums Now Available at IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online

IR-2013-89, Nov. 8, 2013 Washington ― The IRS today reminds tax professionals that they can earn continuing professional education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2013 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. The 14 self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) site. Self-study seminars provide information to students using interactive […]

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The 2013 Standard Deductions Rise

The 2013 standard deductions rise a bit.  Marrieds get $12,200.  If one spouse is age 65 or older…$13,400.  If both are…$14,600.

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The Top Rate On Capital Gains and Dividends Rises

The top rate on capital gains and dividends rises to 20% for high-incomers… singles with taxable income above $400,000 and couples over $450,000.

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