Alerts from IRS Stakeholder Liaison

IRS Statement: Don’t File Amended Returns Related to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 

3/15/2021
IRS strongly urges taxpayers to not file amended returns related to the new legislative provisions or take other unnecessary steps at this time.

Urgent Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) Scam Alert 

2/12/2021
IRS is warning tax professionals about a new email phishing scam that impersonates IRS and attempts to steal EFINs, with the subject line, “Verifying your EFIN before e-filing.”

Reporting Phishing and Online Scams 

2/12/2020
This tax season, remind your clients that the IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

Know the Signs of a Data Breach 

9/16/2019
To protect your clients and your tax practice, learn the tell-tale signs that your office may have experienced a data theft.

April 15 FBAR Filing Deadline 

4/8/2019
U.S. citizens and resident aliens who have a foreign bank or financial account must file their annual FBAR by April 15.

IRS Revises EIN Application Process 

4/1/2019
Starting May 13, 2019, only those with either an SSN or an ITIN may request an EIN as the “responsible party.”

Beware of New Tax Season Scams 

3/25/2019
Certain Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) telephone numbers are being used in a new spoofing scam.

Revised Handbook for E-File Providers 

3/25/2019
Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns, has been updated.

2018 Health Care Reporting Requirement 

3/11/2019
The IRS has issued a reminder that full-year health care coverage must be reported on 2018 tax returns.

Delinquent Taxpayers May Have Passports Revoked or Denied 

3/11/2019
Delinquent taxpayers may not be able to renew a current passport or obtain a new passport.