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Taxpayers Should Protect Data All Year Round

December 11, 2017
With the online holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s the perfect time for all taxpayers to take steps to protect their identities and personal data. This year, the IRS kicked off this annual event with National Tax Security Awareness Week. The IRS partnered with state tax agencies, the tax industry and other groups across the country to encourage all taxpayers to think about data protection.

See IRS Tax Tip 2017-90 for details on these topics: Eight Steps to Keep Online Data Safe Recognize Phishing Email Scams Five Steps Data Breach...

U.S. Senate Passes Tax Bill

December 2, 2017
News outlets are reporting that the Senate passed sweeping tax reform in the early hours today.

The Wall Street Journal writes that the bill passed, 51-49.  More news to come as details emerge.

Jack issues Special Advisory

Given the likelihood of major changes to the tax code, to be voted on by Congress any day now, Jack presents the potential impact.

See the link in the Appointment Documents section of our Home page.  

Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead for 2018 Filing Season to Avoid Refund Delays

November 7, 2017
WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year. This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season.

Additionally, the IRS has a special page on its website with steps to take now for the 2018 tax filing season. You may also want to read news bulletin IR-2017-185 for hints on getting ready for the...

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