REDW | January 16, 2019
The IRS has announced that due to the lapse in appropriations that began on December 22, 2018, most IRS operations are closed during the shutdown.
Under a contingency plan covering the tax filing season, the IRS is recalling 57% of its workforce in order to handle some tax season duties. Their workforce will increase from 9,946 employees who have been working since the start of the shutdown, to 46,052 employees. This plan will allow the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds, but limitations on other services remain remain.
REDW | January 10, 2019
The IRS has redesigned the 2018 Form 1040, the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The new form will replace not only the current Form 1040, but also Forms 1040A and 1040EZ. Find out more about the updates to the form and what Schedules you may need to file this year, based on your circumstances. Read more. Read More
REDW | December 12, 2018
Nearly one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), tax reform is still making headlines. We continue to learn more about its broad implications. Whether your previous tax filing posture was straightforward or complex, you will be impacted by the myriad of changes to the tax code.
Now more than ever, it is imperative to thoughtfully consider year-end tax planning opportunities, ensuring you are taking advantage of new tax strategies, staying compliant with new regulations and considering structures to help minimize taxes for future years.
James Ortiz | June 21, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a decision on the highly anticipated South Dakota v. Wayfair case, which challenged South Dakota’s collection of sales tax from out-of-state businesses that do not have physical presence in the state but that sell and deliver into South Dakota tangible personal property, products transferred electronically, or services.
REDW | June 18, 2018
Many taxpayers recently filed their taxes and may be waiting for a response from the IRS. Because of this, summertime tends to be a period when phishing emails and telephone scams continue to pop up around the country. Scammers try to get people to disclose personal information such as Social Security numbers, account information, PINs and passwords.
REDW | April 2, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes.
This year's “Dirty Dozen” list highlights a wide variety of schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. The schemes can run the gamut from simple refund inflation scams to technical tax shelter deals. A common theme throughout these: Scams put taxpayers at risk. Read more. Read More
Alliance Benefit Group Southwest | March 26, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it’s not too late to contribute to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) and still claim it on a 2017 tax return. Anyone with an IRA may be eligible for a tax credit or deduction on their 2017 tax return if they make contributions by April 17, 2018.
An IRA is designed to enable employees and the self-employed to save for retirement. Most taxpayers who work are eligible to start a traditional or Roth IRA, or add money to an existing account.Read more. Read More