IRS Releases Updated Form 990-EZ; New Options to Help Exempt Organizations Avoid Errors, File a More Accurate Return

WASHINGTON — The IRS announced today the release of an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, that will help tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes when filing their annual return. The updated Form 990-EZ includes 29 “help” icons describing key information needed to complete many of the fields within the form.…

IRS Tax Scams

Be Wary of IRS Tax Scams It’s 2017 and tax season is upon us again. Scammers are out in force trying to steal your information. Here are a few tips to keep yourself safe this year. The IRS will never: • Initiate contact by email, text message, or any form of social media (Twitter, Snapchat,…

IRS Form 1099 Or Form W-2?

Some people ask ‘1099 or W-2?’ as if they were asking how you take your coffee. With all the tax forms coming these days, it’s good to remember the difference. Form W-2 is for employees, and includes details about tax withholding, remittance to the IRS and state taxing authorities. In contrast, Form 1099 reports payments…

Tax scams and how to fight them

Q: What tax scams should I be watching out for this year? A: Many in the cybersecurity business refer to tax season as “Christmas for Criminals,” because of the amount of sensitive personal information that will be in circulation. The IRS reported a nearly 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents in the 2016…