The IRS is looking to transform its services and taxpayer interactions with a view toward digital enhancements. Some worry, however, that such a move will shortchange some taxpayers.
The pervasive IRS impersonation tax scam keeps growing. With school set to resume, scam targets now are students, who are urged to pay a fake federal student tax.
Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!
Internal Revenue Service efforts to stop fraudulent tax refunds are posing problems for legitimate taxpayers waiting for their real refunds, according to the latest National Taxpayer Advocate report.
The 2017 tax filing season is still 6 months away, but the IRS is already making plans to fight tax identity theft and refund fraud that it expects to see next year.
Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That’s changing.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t like the IRS partnership with TurboTax and other tax software companies. She wants the tax agency to provide its own free filing system.
Every year, the IRS sends refunds to most tax filers. In fiscal year 2015, total refunds came to more than $403 billion, with $208 billion of that going to taxpayers in 10 states.
If you turned 70 1/2 in 2015 and have an IRA or a 401(k), the IRS says you must take a withdrawal by April 1.
Several IRS online options have been targeted by identity thieves. To slow such attacks, the agency has suspended a special tax ID number online retrieval tool.