IRS urges travelers requiring passports to pay their back taxes or enter into payment agreements; people owing $51,000 or more covered
IRS urges travelers requiring passports to pay their back taxes or enter into payment agreements; people owing $51,000 or more covered

This month, the IRS will begin implementation of new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”

Free tax software available now through free file; partnership launches its 16th year of free assistance to taxpayers
Free tax software available now through free file; partnership launches its 16th year of free assistance to taxpayers

Taxpayers starting today can begin preparing and e-filing their taxes for free with IRS Free File software

Updated 2018 withholding tables now available; taxpayers could see paycheck changes by February
Updated 2018 withholding tables now available; taxpayers could see paycheck changes by February

The new law makes a number of changes for 2018 that affect individual taxpayers

Employers and coverage providers have more time to furnish health coverage forms to individuals
Employers and coverage providers have more time to furnish health coverage forms to individuals

The IRS extended the 2018 due date for certain employers and health coverage providers to furnish 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals

Nine facts about the adoption credit
Nine facts about the adoption credit

Adoptive parents around the country may qualify for a tax credit

Security Summit partners warn tax pros of heightened fraud activity as filing season approaches
Security Summit partners warn tax pros of heightened fraud activity as filing season approaches

Cybercriminals already are at work as the nation’s tax season approaches

Here’s five reasons to use direct deposit for a tax refund
Here’s five reasons to use direct deposit for a tax refund

As taxpayers prepare for the January 29 start of filing season, they should consider a direct deposit of any refunds due

Ten tips for choosing a tax preparer
Ten tips for choosing a tax preparer

Taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely

Six questions preparers should ask themselves about office security
Six questions preparers should ask themselves about office security

Tax professionals can protect taxpayer data by simply looking around their own offices

IRS extends due date for employers and providers to issue health coverage forms to individuals in 2018
IRS extends due date for employers and providers to issue health coverage forms to individuals in 2018

The IRS announced that it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals

IRS criminal investigation releases fiscal year 2017 annual report
IRS criminal investigation releases fiscal year 2017 annual report

he Internal Revenue Service  announced the release of the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2017

Tax professionals: visit IRS.gov for data protection resources
Tax professionals: visit IRS.gov for data protection resources

Tax professionals must take strong measures to protect themselves and their clients

Strong passwords help keep tax data safe
Strong passwords help keep tax data safe

Seven things you should know when creating a password for your online tax information

IRS provides safe harbors to help taxpayers suffering property losses, including losses from hurricanes
IRS provides safe harbors to help taxpayers suffering property losses, including losses from hurricanes

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance providing safe harbor methods that individuals may use in determining the amount of their losses for their homes and personal belongings, including losses from recent hurricanes.

Taxpayers should protect data all year round
Taxpayers should protect data all year round

With the online holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s the perfect time for all taxpayers to take steps to protect their identities and personal data

Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 2
Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 2

Taxpayers interacting with the IRS should know their rights

Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 1
Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 1

When it comes to paying your taxes, it is important to understand your rights

Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2018
Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2018

The Internal Revenue Service announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2018

Get ready for taxes: plan ahead to avoid refund delays
Get ready for taxes: plan ahead to avoid refund delays

Taxpayers can take steps to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return next year

Get ready for taxes: taxpayers with expiring ITINs should submit renewal applications by Dec. 31
Get ready for taxes: taxpayers with expiring ITINs should submit renewal applications by Dec. 31

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible

National Tax Security Awareness Week: five steps data breach victims can take
National Tax Security Awareness Week: five steps data breach victims can take

There are steps that identity theft victims can take to protect their financial accounts, their identities and their tax returns

National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: victims of data breaches should consider these steps
National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: victims of data breaches should consider these steps

There are steps that data theft victims may take to protect their financial accounts and their identities once cybercriminals have their names and other sensitive information

National Tax Security Awareness Week: five steps data breach victims can take
National Tax Security Awareness Week: five steps data breach victims can take

People who are the victim of a data breach should consider five steps to help protect their sensitive information that can be used on a tax return

Get ready for taxes: IRS.gov offers free tax help
Get ready for taxes: IRS.gov offers free tax help

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first for tax tools and resources before calling

National Tax Security Awareness Week no. 2: don’t take the bait; avoid phishing emails by data thieves
National Tax Security Awareness Week no. 2: don’t take the bait; avoid phishing emails by data thieves

The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urge people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that could endanger their personal information and next year’s tax refund

National Tax Security Awareness Week: eight steps to keep online data safe
National Tax Security Awareness Week: eight steps to keep online data safe

During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gifts. At the same time, criminals are looking for sensitive data.

Taxpayers can use IRS Select Check tool before donating on Giving Tuesday
Taxpayers can use IRS Select Check tool before donating on Giving Tuesday

As people are deciding where to make their donations on Giving Tuesday, the IRS has a tool that may help

Five things to remember about hobby income and expenses
Five things to remember about hobby income and expenses

A taxpayer must report income on their tax return even if it is made from a hobby