Beginning in 2017, taxpayers using a software product for the first time may need their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount from their prior-year tax return to verify their identity.
Taxpayers can learn more about how to verify their identity and electronically sign tax returns at Validating Your Electronically Filed Tax Return.
The length . . . → Read More: Retaining Your Tax Records
The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating software providers.
The scam email comes with the subject line, “Access Locked.” It tells recipients that access to their tax prep software accounts has been “suspended due to errors in your security . . . → Read More: Tax Professionals Warned of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts
When a person sells a capital asset, the sale normally results in a capital gain or loss.
A capital asset includes inherited property or property someone owns for personal use or as an investment.
Here are 10 facts that taxpayers should know about capital gains and losses:
Capital Assets. Capital assets include property such . . . → Read More: Capital Gains and Losses – 10 Helpful Facts to Know
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers.
During filing season, the IRS generally sees a surge in scam phone calls that threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise at . . . → Read More: IRS Phone Scams a Serious Threat