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  • The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is offering a Live Enrolled Agent (EA) Exam Review Course in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 19-21, 2019. The August EA Exam Review Course covers material pertinent to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and will prepare students for the SEE exam updates to ...

  • The National Society of Accountants (NSA) is pleased to announce that registration for the 74 th Annual Meeting — to be held August 21 st -24 th , 2019 in Charlotte, NC — is now open. The NSA Annual Meeting programming incorporates peer-to-peer networking, free time, a night out at BB&T Ballpark ...

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  • On April 18, 2019, the IRS released IR-2019-77, announcing a multi-year plan to modernize and update the entity’s IT systems. According to the IRS statement, the drivers for these changes are grounded in customer service for both the consumer and the tax and accounting professional. National Society ...

  • The IRS has just released information that tax preparers and accountants can share with their clients regarding tax payment options. Read more below. As the 2019 tax filing season gets into full swing, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who owe of the many easy payment options. The IRS ...

  • During National Tax Security Awareness Week, be sure to take note of this information provided by the IRS. Be sure to share it with your clients, too. IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft ...

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    Tax Transcript Email Scam

    The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware.   The scam is especially problematic for businesses whose employees ...

  • Today, the IRS Internal Review Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) released their 2018 final report to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. This annual report contains evaluations of current practices and procedures of the present tax administration, and emerging issues, including recommendations for ...

  • After tax reform, many corporations will pay blended tax rate Last year’s tax reform legislation replaced the graduated corporate tax structure with a flat 21 percent corporate tax rate. This new maximum tax rate for corporations is effective for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. A corporation ...

  • Just Released: IRS issues final regulations, expanding paid preparer due diligence requirement to head of household filers The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations expanding the long-standing paid preparer due diligence requirement to include individual ...

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    IRSAC expands

    IRSAC expands to cover more areas of the IRS; IRPAC and ACT to join centralized advisory committee in 2019 The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee’s role will expand in 2019 to have a wider portfolio and incorporate two other advisory ...

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