IRS Warns Taxpayers against Scam Artists In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communications. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, fax or email to set up their victims. REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by phone, email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action.
E-Filing Changes Effective January 1, 2018: In order for a return to be eligible to be electronically filed, taxpayers (and spouses, if appropriate) must either supply a driver's license or other state-issued photo ID or state that they decline to supply the tax preparer with such ID. Federal and state agencies are requesting this information to help avoid identity theft of your tax return. Not providing ID information may increase the length of time it takes the IRS and state to process your return.
Tax Deadline Changes Effective January 1, 2017: 1. IRS will be holding the refunds on Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit related returns until February 15. 2. Partnership and S Corporation returns have a new filing deadline of March 15 while C Corporation returns new filing deadline is April 15. 3. W-2 and 1099 forms now have to be filed on or before January 31st of the year following the calendar year to which the forms relate.