Letters and Visits to Return Preparers - 2012 Filing
During the 2012 tax filing season, the Internal Revenue
Service continues its efforts to ensure paid tax return
preparers are assisting clients appropriately.
Tax Return Preparers Must Use IRS e-file
Starting January 1, 2012, any tax return preparer who
anticipates preparing and filing 11 or more Forms 1040,
1040A, 1040EZ and 1041 during a calendar year must use
Season for Membership in the Information Reporting
Advisory Committee (IRPAC)
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting nominations to
IRPAC beginning April 2, 2012 and ending May 31, 2012.
IRPAC provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a
wide range of information reporting and administration
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Available for Hiring
Businesses, including tax-exempt employers, may qualify
for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for qualified
veterans hired before January 1, 2013.
IRSAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting
The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC)
released its 2011 Report, that includes recommendations
on a wide range of tax administration issues.
Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC)
The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC)
released its 2011 Report, which includes recommendations
pertaining to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,
merchant card and third-party payments and other tax
IRS Live is for the tax pro in the know. A live webinar,
IRS Live is a panel discussion among IRS experts and
industry professionals aimed at educating tax
professionals on the most current and complex tax issues
affecting them and their clients.
Training and Communication Tools for Tax Professionals
Follow IRS on Twitter, attend a Tax Forum, and watch tax
videos - learn about it here!
The IRS Video portal contains presentations dedicated to
helping the tax practitioner.
Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals
Visit this resource center to learn how to re-establish
your business after a natural disaster.
Party Reporting Information Center
Learn about information reporting requirements for
merchant payment cards, cost basis reporting on
securities sales and government payments.
Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals to assist in
reviewing or developing business valuations.
Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
FATCA will increase information reporting by foreign
financial institutions, non-financial foreign entities,
and certain U.S. persons holding financial assets
outside the United States.
Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: Passive Foreign Income
Company Investment Computations
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: Passive
Foreign Income Company Investment Computations
Procedures for Taxpayers Filing and/or Paying Late
Links to helpful information for taxpayers who cannot
file or pay by the due date.
Civil Penalties Virtual Mailbox
A resource for IRS External Stakeholders (tax
professionals) to provide their suggestions and/or
comments regarding improving administration of civil
Nationwide Tax Forum Information
Attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums to learn the latest
in tax administration, mingle with industry partners,
and earn CPE credits.
Credit Information for Tax Professionals
Receive the newly-expanded adoption credit faster by
including required documentation, such as an adoption
order or decree, with the return.
Nationwide Tax Forums Online
The NTFO site provides courses based on taped seminars
from previous IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. NTFO courses
may be taken for either CPE credit or audit.
Advancing E-file Study Key Messages
IRS Advancing E-file Study Key Messages
a Complaint Against a Tax Return Preparer
Use this site to find out how to file a complaint
against a tax preparer.
Business Jobs Act of 2010 Tax Provisions
New Small Business Jobs Act provisions are designed to
encourage investment and provide access to capital for
No. 230 (Rev. 8-2011)
Regulations Governing the Practice of Attorneys,
Certified Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, Enrolled
Actuaries, Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents, and
Appraisers before the Internal Revenue Service
7216 Information Center
Find information about Section 7216 including FAQs and
and IRPAC General Information
General Information on the Internal Revenue Service
Advisory Council and the Information Reporting Program
IRS Software Developers Conference
The Software Developers Conference is an excellent
opportunity to interact and discuss with the software
community the Service’s plans for current and future
electronic programs and services for individual
taxpayers, small and large businesses and tax
practitioners. Registration is now open!
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:
Update on the new economic stimulus legislation.
Tax Assistant (ITA)
The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a new resource
that provides consistent answers to a limited number of
tax law questions using a probe and response process.
The ITA will guide you to accurate answers that are not
readily addressed through simple Frequently Asked
email posing as the IRS 'Office of Professional
Phishing email risk; message claims to be from the IRS
Time Tax System Initiative
Learn about the Real Time Tax System initiative that
will focus on improving the taxpayer experience and
improve overall tax compliance.