Should I File an Income Tax Extension?

  |  August 29, 2017

For some taxpayers, requesting a tax return extension is a regular, yearly occurrence. Yet for others, the notion of requesting time beyond the original due date is outlandish. And there also are those for whom the decision to extend comes down to the wire, determined by whether the return can be filed by the original due date. However, an extension of time to file generally should be considered for every tax period for which an extension is available, regardless of whether you intend to file on or before the original due date of the relevant income tax return. Read more. Read More

New IRS Tax Scam Focuses on Electronic Payments

  |  July 27, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning on June 15 about a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where scammers call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This fraud is being reported across the country, so all taxpayers should be alert to the details. Read more. Read More

Special Alert: Phishing Scams on the Rise

  |  April 11, 2016

Don’t automatically believe the Internal Revenue Service or other government agency is calling you – even if your caller ID tells you so. And don’t assume that just because you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS, it really is.

The Internal Revenue Service and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) are warning taxpayers to be especially vigilant – not only during tax season, but also throughout the year. Sophisticated telephone and email scams are on the rise, using so-called “phishing” campaigns to obtain sensitive personal information from unsuspecting individuals. Read more. Read More