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Home Energy System Loan Programs: Payments are not Deductible Real Estate Taxes

Posted on November 4th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

11/4/16 – Some homeowners finance energy saving improvements through government-approved loan programs. The payments on these loans are collected through the homeowner’s tax bill, so they may appear to be.. read more

Important Update for e-Services Users

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

9/22/16 – Beginning October 24, the IRS will be strengthening the e-services platform by enhancing the identity authentication process. All existing e-services users must re-register and validate their identities before.. read more

IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bill Emails

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

9/22/16 – IR-2016-123 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting.. read more

Tax Pros – Chance to win $1,000 at the California Tax Bootcamp

Posted on August 25th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, CSEA Society News, Latest Updates

8/25/16 – Canopy – Tax Resolution Software is giving away $1,000 to one lucky attendee of CSEA’s California Tax Bootcamp, September 28th-30th. Learn Learn advanced tax resolution techniques through actual case studies led by experts.. read more

IRS Alert: Monitor Your PTIN and EFIN

Posted on August 12th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates, Practice Management

Given the proliferation of phishing schemes targeting tax professionals, return preparers should monitor the usage of their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) and Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN). PTINs –.. read more

IRS Alert: New Phishing Scheme Mimics Software Providers; Targets Tax Professionals

Posted on August 12th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

8-11-16 – IRS Alert: Tax professionals are receiving emails pretending to be from tax software companies and requesting them to download and install an important software update via a link.. read more

CSEA Attends Secretary of State Stakeholder Meetings

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, CSEA Society News, Industry News, Latest Updates

6/2/16 – The Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) has invited CSEA to participate in stakeholder meetings as a way to better connect with Enrolled Agents. The stakeholder meeting is a.. read more

IR-2016-81: IRS Warns of Latest Scam Variation Involving Bogus “Federal Student Tax”

Posted on May 27th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

5/27/16 – IRS Warns of Latest Scam Variation Involving Bogus “Federal Student Tax” WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS.. read more

Change in Policy on Initial Taxpayer Contact in Examination Cases

Posted on May 25th, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, Industry News, Latest Updates

5/25/16 – IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison Marc Zine, CPA has informed CSEA that the IRS is effecting a procedural change in notifying taxpayers of the commencement of an audit. Initial contact.. read more

Cynthia Leachmoore, EA Interviewed on Filing Challenges for Registered Domestic Partners

Posted on April 21st, 2016 · Posted in Breaking News, CSEA Society News, Industry News

4/21/16 – CSEA Second Vice President, Cynthia Leachmoore, EA was featured in a TV news segment regarding filing challenges for registered domestic partners. Ms. Leachmoore, owner of Soquel Tax Service,.. read more