IRS issues new Economic Impact Payments 'text scam' alert

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a warning on Wednesday of a new "Covid-related text scam" that it said has been "created by thieves [to] trick people into disclosing [their] bank account information" by making them believe that it will result in their receiving the US$1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP). 

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IRS adds languages, digital-signing capability to key forms

As part of what it says is an "effort to reach under-served communities", the Internal Revenue Service is beginning to provide "information and assistance" to taxpayers in languages other than just English, as well as making certain key documents, such as the basic 1040 tax return form, available in Spanish.

The U.S. tax collecting agency has also added six forms to the 10 it has already said it would temporarily allow taxpayers to sign digitally, in a measure it said was aimed at helping to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

With Tax Day for Americans around the world looming tomorrow (July 15), we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website...

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Latest on CARES Act relief payments from ACA, IRS

The American Citizens Abroad has asked the IRS to extend its deadline for those American expats wishing to use its online "Get My Payment" tool to input their direct deposit information beyond this coming Wednesday, as messages and updates having to do with the one-off CARES Act economic impact payments continue to be issued on a seemingly daily basis. 

IRS announces 'significant enhancements' to its 'Get My Payment' tool

Under attack at home and abroad for the problems American taxpayers have been encountering as they struggle to use an online IRS tool to obtain the relief payments promised to them by the government's recently-enacted CARES Act stimulus package, the Internal Revenue Service has announced what it called "significant enhancements" to the feature.

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AXFNJ webinar: How U.S. citizenship taxation has impacted one British lawyer, his family, and other countries' sovereignty

AXFNJ webinar: How U.S. citizenship taxation has impacted one British lawyer, his family, and other countries' sovereignty

John Richardson's latest podcast guest is, like Prince Harry, a British citizen who fell in love with, and married, an American.   Unlike the prince, however, "Peter", a retired solicitor, didn't return...

Jan-06-2021