TAXATION


National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress
 

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress

Posted: January 11, 2017
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recommends that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus and urges Congress to emphasize simplification when it considers tax reform later this year.


Safeguarding Taxpayer Data: How to Get Started
 

Safeguarding Taxpayer Data: How to Get Started

Posted: December 22, 2016
Tax professionals must safeguard taxpayer data by law. It is also critical to tax preparers’ business success. Protect your clients and yourself by taking a few common sense steps.



2017 Standard Mileage Rates Announced
 

2017 Standard Mileage Rates Announced

Posted: December 13, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.


2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23, Returns Due April 18
 

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23, Returns Due April 18

Posted: December 11, 2016
The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, with more than 153 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2017. The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date.

Overview of the Taxpayer Advocate Service
 

Overview of the Taxpayer Advocate Service

Posted: December 8, 2016
When a tax issue can't be resolved with the IRS, this department can step in. The advocacy service provides recommendations and helps solve clients' most vexing tax problems.