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IRS adds six more forms to list that can be signed digitally; 16 now available

WASHINGTON — On August 28, the IRS announced that it would temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically. Today, the agency added several more forms (PDF) PDF to that list. The…
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IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out!

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. "We…
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6 Security Measures That Protect Small Businesses

Most companies have experienced at least one instance of check theft, in which a bad actor washed a legitimate check and cashed it. Cases of check theft dipped in the early 2010s as companies and banks shored up their security. Most companies…
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IRS: Don’t be victim to "ghost" tax return preparers

WASHINGTON — With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical "ghost" tax return preparers. According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does not sign a tax return they…
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Taxpayers should beware of property lien scam

With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details…
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New requirement for seeking a tax ID number

WASHINGTON — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers,…
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IRS announces multi-year plan

The Internal Revenue Service released today a six-year plan to modernize the agency’s Information Technology systems and improve a variety of taxpayer services critical to the nation’s tax system. The plan outlines a bold strategy to…
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IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams

IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2019: Agency encourages taxpayers to remain vigilant year-round. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The IRS reminds…
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71% of Businesses Plan on Investing in Cloud Tech in 2019

83 percent of SMBs think now is a good time to invest in their businesses, with technology, talent, and growth overseas noted as areas of interest. That's according to new data from Bill.com, a maker of digital business payment solutions. SMBs…