Category Archives: IRS News

Tax Scams: What to Avoid in 2017

The Internal Revenue Service released its Top Tax Scams for the 2017 tax season. While most tax fraud, particularly that involving identity theft, happens early in the tax season, scammers and con artists are on duty the entire year preparing. Therefore, information stolen this year could be used against you next year, so stay prepared against tax malfeasance.Phone scams — con artists impersonate IRS agents. IRS agents will not threaten arrest, deportation or seek immediate payment through a single payment … Read more

Tax Season Opens January 23, 2017 – Paul Gaulkin CPA

On your marks. With just enough time to recover from the holidays, the Internal Revenue Service opens for business for the 2016 tax year on Monday, January 23. Expecting over 150 million individual returns through the season, the IRS accepts tax filing until Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The usual deadline of April 15 falls on Saturday, which would normally push to the following Monday. Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington, D.C., happens April 17 and so last-minute filers receive … Read more