With the start of hurricane season our firms encourage individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.
If you received Letter 4883C, it is not fraud. It is a legitimate request, from the IRS, asking you to verify your identity. The letter will contain instructions to call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number at 800-830-5084. Before you call, gather the following items:
With continuing phone scams and in-person scams taking place across the country, the IRS reminds taxpayers that IRS employees do make official, sometimes unannounced, visits to taxpayers as part of their routine casework. Taxpayers should keep in mind the reasons these visits occur and understand how to verify if it is the IRS knocking at their door.
With another busy season behind us, now is a great opportunity to think about what comes next. For many of our member firms, this means revisiting marketing and business development activities that were put on hold. These next six to eight weeks are a great opportunity to refocus, plan and implement. One area to consider evaluating might be your approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The “Where’s My Refund?” tool is available on irs.gov and through the IRS mobile app, IRS2GO. Updated daily, “Where’s My Refund?” has the most up-to-date information about the status of your refund. The tool displays when your return is received, approved and sent. After the IRS approves the refund, an actual refund date is provided.
The Internal Revenue Service recently released an updated Withholding Calculator and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following the major changes in the tax law.
As today’s decision makers shift, so too are the expectations around client service. Understanding what clients want is important. While there are some trends or commonalities across generations, the fact is, people are changing. To exceed client expectations, it’s important that CPA firms pay close attention to their client experience and invest in it. Here are six tips to help you to improve your client experience.
The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a new twist on an old scam in which criminals’ steal client data from tax professionals, file fraudulent tax returns and deposit the erroneous refund into the taxpayers’ real bank account. They will … Continued
In our cyber security practice, we receive many calls. Each call is different, but common elements emerge. Below are 6 lessons we have learned and some advice people wish they had heard sooner.
One only needs to read the daily news to realize that hackers are getting better and protecting your personal data is more important than ever. Criminals continue to steal large amounts of personal data from taxpayers. Taxpayers can follow a few simple steps to protect their personal and financial data online.