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    IRS Warns of Video Relay Scam Targeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Every day scammers come up with new ways to steal taxpayers’ identities and personal information. Some scammers pretend to be from the IRS with one goal in mind: to steal money. Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to […]

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    Avoid the Rush: EITC and ACTC Refunds Expected to Arrive the Week of Feb. 27

    WASHINGTON – As the IRS begins releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the tax agency reminded taxpayers that they should not expect refunds to be available in bank accounts or on debit cards until […]

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  • The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2013. Taxes are at the center of every major budget fight gripping Washington. Democrats and Republicans simply do not agree on whether taxpayers should be asked to shell out more in order to reduce government borrowing. Thatís why Congress and the White House couldnít agree on a plan to avoid automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams List for 2017 Continues with Warning Against Frivolous Tax Arguments

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today continued rolling out its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes. Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish legal claims to avoid paying […]

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    Check Out These Tax Benefits for Parents

    Taxpayers with children may qualify for certain tax benefits. Parents should consider child-related tax benefits when filing their federal tax return: Dependent. Most of the time, taxpayers can claim their child as a dependent. Taxpayers can generally deduct $4,050 for each qualified dependent. If the […]

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    Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

    Self-employed taxpayers normally earn income by carrying on a trade or business. Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed: Self-Employed Taxpayers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors are two types of self-employment. Taxes can be complex for the self-employed. Check out the […]

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    Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

    If taxpayers receive Social Security benefits, they may have to pay federal income tax on part of those benefits. These IRS tips will help taxpayers determine if they need to do so. Form SSA-1099.  If taxpayers received Social Security benefits in 2016, they should receive […]

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    IRS Includes Falsifying Income Scam in 2017 List of “Dirty Dozen”

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued issuing its annual list of common tax scams by warning taxpayers to avoid schemes to erroneously claim tax credits. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” includes falsifying income to claim tax credits. “Taxpayers should ensure all the information they […]

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    IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid Includes Falsely Padding Deductions

    WASHINGTON — Avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses on tax returns, the IRS warned today in its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. Doing so may result in paying less than is owed or receiving a larger refund than is due. […]

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