Trump’s soft spot for illegal immigrants

“They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.” Which political leader made these compassionate remarks about the “dreamers” – the roughly 1.8 million children who…

Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2017; Contribute up to $2,600; $500 Carryover Option Available to Many

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2017. FSAs provide employees a way to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans. Because eligible employees need…

IRS Advice to Those with Expiring ITINs: Apply Now to Avoid Refund Delays; Agency Offers Tips on Avoiding Common Errors

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any taxpayer with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and a need to file a return in the upcoming filing season to file a renewal application in the next few weeks to avoid refund and processing delays. In addition, the IRS encouraged people to check their…