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  • Additional Staff Available Starting Tomorrow to Revalidate Your Identity; Dont Delay If you received a Letter 5903 , e-Services Revalidation , you must revalidate your identity. For a limited time, the e-Services Help Desk will have additional staff available to only assist tax professionals who ...

  • The IRS will not require taxpayers to indicate whether they have health insurance when filing their tax returns, a return to the policy the agency had in place in prior years. The agency reversed a previous decision to require an indication of coverage on tax returns filed this year after President ...

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  • Phyllis Kubey, EA, CFP, ATA, ATP, a member of the National Society of Accountants (NSA) who has more than 30 years of experience as a tax professional, has been appointed as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). IRSAC is an advisory body designed to focus on broad ...

  • As of Sunday Feb. 5, certain e-Services users who have not verified their identities with the IRS have had their accounts suspended. The IRS mailed letters 5903 between Dec. 1 and Dec. 16 to those users who had been active on their accounts in the past year and who had access to the Transcript Delivery ...

  • Kathy Hettick, EA, ABA, ATP, who served as the 2015-16 President of the National Society of Accountants (NSA), has been appointed as a member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Hettick is principal of Hettick Accounting & Tax, LLC, in Enumclaw, Washington. IRSAC is an advisory ...

  • In compliance with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws, the IRS makes available a list of PTIN holders and a list of enrolled agents to interested parties. The lists are currently provided via CD-ROM to those who submit a request and pay a $35 fee to cover IRS costs. This process will soon ...

  • A biennial survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants (NSA) reported detailed data about business practices, client fees, and spending for tax and accounting professionals. The 2016-17 NSA Income and Fees of Accountants and Tax Preparers in Public Practice Survey Report offers useful ...

  • The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an e-mail scam that uses a corporate officers name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments. This week, the IRS already has received new notifications that ...

  • Mark Your Calendar The 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are coming to a city near you. Join your colleagues and IRS representatives for three days of education, training, and networking. This is a great opportunity to: Earn valuable CE/CFP Credits Learn about the latest tax laws ...

  • NSA is warning all tax professionals and taxpayers of a new E-mail scam posing as National Taxpayer Advocate. The subject line for the fraudulent email is URGENT NOTICE: IMPORTANT STEPS AND PROCEDUTES FOR NEW TAX SEASON and uses an IRS logo at the bottom. The message purports to be from National ...


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