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Finished with your 2018 tax return? If you are, and even if you are not, now might be a good time to check your tax withholding amount for this year, 2019, by doing a paycheck check-up now so you have the right amount of taxes withheld in your paycheck each week. No one likes surprises come tax time and this will hopefully eliminate the chance of any surprise. Why check it at all? The...
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Over the years I have repeatedly raised concerns regarding the IRS’s Identity Theft (IDT) and non-IDT refund fraud programs. Most recently I expressed these co...
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In this week’s blog, I highlight my concerns with the IRS Free File program, which I also discussed in my 2018 Annual Report to Congress and my recent testimon...Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Certain TAS telephone numbers are being used in a spoofing scam. Taxpayers are targeted by either robocalls or live solicitors claiming to be with TAS or the IRS. The caller ID displays a TAS number, but it is a scam. If you receive such a call, report it immediately to https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml. For more information, see the Report Phishing and Online Scams page ...Fri, Mar 08, 2019
Are you planning on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit (CTC) on your federal tax return this year? If yes, then you should know some things have changed since last year. Child Tax Credit The first thing you need to be aware of is that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the requirement for claiming the CTC. Eligible children must have a Social Security Number (SS...
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. This blog highlights problems with the transparency of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (OCC), which I discussed in the 2018 Annual Report to Congress (ARC). I also d...
The National Taxpayer Advocate of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is convening the fourth International Conference on Taxpayer Rights on May 23-24, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference is hosted by the University of Minnesota School of Law and sponsored by Tax Analysts and American College of Tax Counsel, with technical assistance by International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. T...Mon, Mar 04, 2019
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is currently experiencing very high call volumes on its toll-free telephone line. Many taxpayers facing refund delays are calling to request our assistance, and as a result, taxpayers calling to set up new cases with us are often experiencing lengthy hold times. TAS is committed to serving our taxpayers, and we sincerely apologize for these delays. We are ta...Fri, Mar 01, 2019
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. On this date eighteen years ago – March 1st, 2001 – I walked through the doors of the IRS headquarters building in Washington, DC to begin my tenure as N...Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Well. It’s been a while since we’ve sent out an NTA Blog — ten weeks, to be exact. We had intended to take a break while we finalized the Annual Re...
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday first-quarter profit would likely miss market expectations due to falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels, in an unprecedented statement ahead of its earnings guidance. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Asian shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged higher, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the odds of whether the U.S. economy is in danger of slipping into recession. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Standard Chartered PLC Chief Executive Bill Winters said fears over a slowdown in China's economic growth and the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade tensions are "receding a bit". ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
For months, activist investor William Ackman promised to rebuild his record. Now he has some numbers to prove it. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed for the second time a securities fraud lawsuit brought by Tesla Inc shareholders alleging that the company made misleading comments about the production status of its Model 3. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Brazilian state prosecutors and public defenders in the state of Minas Gerais have won a bid to freeze assets worth 2.95 billion reais ($765 million) belonging to Vale, which has been struggling since a lethal dam rupture at one of its mines, the company said in a filing on Monday. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to "shake down" Nike Inc for over $20 million. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched a streaming television service, a credit card and an online gaming arcade. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Apple Inc's Apple News+ service will offer content from 300 popular magazines and newspapers for just $10 a month. Unless you are wedded to print, it may be time to consider dumping your subscriptions. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Boeing Co will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told Reuters it expected a preliminary crash report this week or next. ...
The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord....Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Top defense leaders will face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall....Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Clearway Energy, CenturyLink, and Newell Brands have had it tough lately....Tue, Mar 26, 2019
These two chip companies have a lot in common -- but also have important differences....Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Another quarter, another round of improvements in many of Nike's key operating metrics....Mon, Mar 25, 2019
With the free-to-play revolution, video game developers and publishers are getting used to treating video games as services....Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Apple's announced plans will make it easy to give your entire family access to your new subscription....Mon, Mar 25, 2019
This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com....Mon, Mar 25, 2019
This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com....Mon, Mar 25, 2019
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The Trump administration on Monday said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, in a dramatic reversal. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
No more penalty for being uninsured. Cheaper policies available. Less help to enroll in coverage. ...Sat, Dec 15, 2018
Under Obamacare, all insurance providers have to ensure a minimum level of coverage. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
Adapted from "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts" by Joan Biskupic. Copyright © 2019. Available from Basic Books. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
The national conversation around health care is increasingly about "Medicare for All," but Democrats are still working to bring Republican states on board with expanding access to a different government program -- Medicaid. ...Tue, Mar 26, 2019
In Texarkana, a town that straddles Texas and Arkansas, residents say their health care comes down to what side of the state line they live on. ...Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Medicaid is often at the center of the health care debate. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why it matters. ...Mon, Mar 25, 2019
For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go. ...Tue, Mar 26, 2019
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reacts to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders saying he and other former intelligence officials should be investigated after special counsel Robert Mueller did not find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. ...Tue, Mar 26, 2019
The Pentagon notified Congress Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border, drawing immediate objections from Democratic lawmakers. ...
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