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Private tax debt collection contracts awarded

  • 6 December 2021
  • Author: machele
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In News Release IR-2021-191, the IRS advised that three private companies had been awarded contracts to collect tax debts from taxpayers in new contracts beginning Sept. 23. The companies are CBE Group Inc. of Waterloo, Iowa; Coast Professional Inc. of Albion, N.Y.; and ConServe of Fairport, N.Y. CBE and ConServe were among the four previously contracted companies. The news release states that taxpayers will be contacted by one of the private collection agencies only after the IRS has notified the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s representative, if any, of the account’s assignment, along with the company’s name and contact information. The company will then send its own letter to the taxpayer and representative confirming the account transfer. Both letters will include information to help taxpayers identify the tax amount owed and confirm that any phone calls from the company are legitimate.

Tax provisions in the Build Back Better act

  • 22 November 2021
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 279
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The House of Representatives on Friday morning passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, by a vote of 220–213. The bill encompasses a wide range of budget and spending provisions and has been the focus of protracted negotiations for the past several weeks. For more on the nontax provisions of the bill, see, "House Passes Build Back Better Act With Universal Paid Leave." The vote on the bill was held after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate for the bill. The CBO estimates the bill will cost almost $1.7 trillion and add $367 billion to the federal deficit over 10 years.

Howard, Moore & McDuffie Announces SafeSend Returns

For your Security and Convenience

  • 8 September 2021
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 631
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Fast, easy to use, completely secure SafeSend Returns - new this year for Howard, Moore & McDuffie, PC.

Howard, Moore & McDuffie is excited to partner with SafeSend Returns to electronically deliver your tax returns securely with ease.  This process will save our clients time, reduce cost of ink, paper and postage making the process more convenient and faster than ever.  You will be able e-sign your e-file forms, receive estimated tax reminders and pay your taxes all in one place with an intuitive application using a step-by-step, automated filing experience.   

Oh my aching backlog: What tax pros tell clients about IRS delays

  • 8 September 2021
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 601
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Many clients still have two questions: “Where’s my federal refund?” swiftly followed by, “Well, why haven’t they processed my return?”

“I’ve informed my clients of the backlog with the tax agencies. So my clients know that processing times are going to take much longer than normal,” said Robert Seltzer, a CPA at Seltzer Business Management in Los Angeles. “All we can do is check every couple months to get a status update.”

IRS provides details on April 15 postponement

  • 30 March 2021
  • Author: machele
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On Monday, the IRS issued guidance with details on its postponement of the April 15 tax deadline for individuals (Notice 2021-21). The IRS had announced in a news release on March 17 that it was delaying the April 15 deadline for individuals until May 17, 2021. Monday’s notice clarifies and adds details about the postponement. Like the news release before it, the notice does not extend the April 15 due date for estimated tax payments.
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