“Dirty Dozen” series

IR-2021-137, June 29, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continues its “Dirty Dozen” scam series with a warning to taxpayers to watch out for unexpected schemes in the form of emails, text or social media messages and phone calls. Unscrupulous individuals seek to obtain personal information for the purpose of tax-related identity theft. Whether through […]

Third round of Economic Impact Payments

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IR-2021-136, June 29, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department released information today detailing how many people in each state received the third round of Economic Impact Payments through early June. The new details, available at SOI Tax Stats – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Statistics, are through June 3 […]

Can You Really Retire Early?

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Of all the questions I get from business owners, the one that always seems to creep up – eventually – is about retirement.  Entrepreneurs today all seem to realize that small businesses are the ones driving innovation, and those with truly world-changing systems and processes are going to be purchased by larger companies.  At the […]

“Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2021

Americans urged to watch out for tax scams during the pandemic IR-2021-135, June 28, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today began its “Dirty Dozen” list for 2021 with a warning for taxpayers, tax professionals and financial institutions to be on the lookout for these 12 nefarious schemes and scams. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” […]

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It’s been a very interesting year for so many reasons besides the pandemic and the ensuing civil unrest.  From the point of view of a business owner, though, this might be some of the best times we’ll ever see. Why would I say that?  Simple:  Old systems aren’t working, and even those of us who […]

IRS releases Data Book for fiscal 2020

IR-2021-134, June 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the Data Book detailing the agency’s activities during fiscal year 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020). “This year’s Data Book describes the important work that IRS employees accomplish on behalf of the public,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “The IRS accounts for approximately […]

What to do with your house

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It’s hard to believe the difference a year can make.  This time last year, the world was practically locked down, and now?  Economies are opening, people are getting back to work and production of nearly everything is running as quickly as companies are staffed to produce things.  The exact same thing is happening in the […]

IRS online tools now available for the upcoming advance payments

IR-2021-133, June 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today urged families to take advantage of a special online tool that can help them determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments beginning on July 15. Available exclusively on IRS.gov, the new Child Tax […]

Should you be worried about your 401(k)?

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If you follow the financial markets – even for a company 401(k) – you’ve probably noted that there are some challenges going on right now.  Not only are the markets up and down on a near-daily basis, investors are freaking out about crypto-currency, financial naysayers are encouraging you to invest in precious metals and bonds, […]

Advance Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments

Partners urged to use AdvCTC online information and tools to help eligible taxpayers get registered IR-2021-132, June 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with non-profit organizations, churches, community groups and others in 12 cities to help eligible families, particularly those who normally do not file a federal tax return, file a […]