Assist Taxpayers to Comply – AICPA plea to the IRS

It is not hard to deduce that the effects of the partial US government shutdown, on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are acute. Predictions vary as to how long it will take for the agency to rehabilitate; this is expected to be at least a year. The American...

Reactivation of IRS functions to begin

Reactivation of IRS functions should, in the absence of any information to the contrary, begin to occur next week.   This advice came amid Friday’s news that the US government shutdown was over, at least for three weeks. In order for this to occur,...

Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan – IRS status update

The well-publicized IRS partial shutdown is now into its fourth week. The successor to the 2018 non-filing season Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan, the 2018 filing season Lapsed Appropriations Contingency Plan (‘plan’) was released by the IRS a few...

IRS filing season to commence January 28, 2019

After more than two weeks of hiatus, we have news that the IRS will commence processing 2018 tax returns on January 28, 2019. The IRS, the revenue agency of the US government, currently has 90% of its workforce on leave without pay. Tax Refunds In a departure from the...
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