Tax preps start in earnest

It’s an ideal week for taxpayers to begin gathering their war chests for the season about to dawn. The Internal Revenue Service is defining income tax season as commencing Jan. 23 and extending to April 18. The reasons for the extra few days are April 15 falling on a Saturday and a federal holiday observed…

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Why it makes sense for Trump to keep Dreamers in America

BY MARIO H. LOPEZ, CONTRIBUTOR President-elect Donald Trump campaigned strongly against illegal immigration, but it is the fate of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is one of his most anticipated early decisions. DACA, a 2012 executive order, temporarily stayed the deportation of Dreamers — the undocumented immigrants who were unwittingly brought…

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Tax Professionals Provide Insights on IRS Future State; Feedback Efforts Continue in 2017 as Online Account Shows Strong Early Use

WASHINGTON — As part of ongoing efforts to receive feedback from the tax community and partner groups, the Internal Revenue Service today said tax professionals attending the Nationwide Tax Forums this year highlighted a number of areas to help the agency shape Future State efforts to improve taxpayer service. “This year’s Tax Forums were an…

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