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  • The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from qualified accounting students across the country. The Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduates who are U.S. or Canadian citizens majoring in accounting at an accredited two- or four-year...

  • As the tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers that they can take steps now to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit in 2016 and years ahead. The saver’s credit helps offset part of the first $2,000 workers voluntarily...

  • As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are...

  • The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with more than 153 million individual...

  • The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners urged taxpayers to take immediate steps to protect their personal data to strengthen expanded efforts being taken this upcoming tax season by federal, state and tax industry leaders against identity theft and refund fraud. The Security Summit,...

  • As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry reminded taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every tax season, there is an increase in schemes that target innocent taxpayers by email,...

  • Avoid Identity Theft, Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams Simply ask for it. That’s the easiest way for an identity thief to steal your personal information. Each day, people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts or phone calls and mistakenly turn over important data....

  • The Internal Revenue Service is urging as many qualifying homeowners as possible to contact their mortgage lenders and see if they can modify their mortgage payments to be eligible for a taxable-income exclusion set to expire at the end of the year. The IRS said will accept debt reduction modifications...

  • The annual “Giving Tuesday” holiday is coming up on November 29, and many charitable causes will benefit from the generosity of millions of Americans who will give them money. But it’s not all about money – many people choose to donate hard goods ranging from cars to furniture...

  • With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2016 federal income tax returns next year....


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