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Washington Hotline – May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS Tax Scams Go International In IR-2018-119, the Service warned international taxpayers about a new tax scam. Fraudsters may send a letter requesting completion of Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting. Many U.S. citizens are employed overseas. They may qualify for the Foreign Earned […]

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Washington Hotline – May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Highlights National Small Business Week In IR-2018-109, the Service highlighted various resources that may benefit small business owners. These include online tax help, protection against identity theft and the home office deduction. Online ServicesĀ – The IRS website offers multiple options for small business owners. The “Sharing Economy Tax Center” and a video […]

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Washington Hotline – April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS Ten Ways to Reduce Tax Return Errors In IR-2018-86, the Service offered 10 tips for avoiding “common tax return filing mistakes,” as the April 17 tax return deadline approaches. These apply especially to taxpayers rushing to file before the deadline. File Electronic ReturnsĀ – An electronic return is substantially safer than a paper return. […]

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