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Washington Hotline – February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Cautions – Avoid “Ghost” Tax Preparers As taxpayers gather their W-2s, Forms 1099, charitable gift receipts and other financial information, tax filing season is now in full gear. In IR-2019-9, the IRS cautioned taxpayers not to use tax preparers who refuse to sign the taxpayer’s return. These individuals are called “ghost” preparers, […]

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Washington Hotline – February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Faces Five Million Unopened Letters During the 35-day federal government shutdown, the IRS taxpayer assistance phone lines were not available. Millions of frustrated taxpayers who needed information from the IRS responded by writing letters. How many letters were sent to the IRS? An estimated five million unopened letters greeted the returning 75,000 […]

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