Tax Tips

Colorado Taxpayer’s State Refund May Be Sent Via Check Instead of Direct Deposit

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Taxpayer Alert! Colorado State Tax Refunds May Be Sent Via Paper Check The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR), in conjunction with other states, has identified an increase in potentially fraudulent activity on individual income tax returns. CDOR is closely monitoring income tax filings and diligently working with other states and industry members to ensure the protection and security of all taxpayer data and to ensure taxpayers receive the tax refund to which they are entitled.

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Online Reputation Alert! Be Careful What You Share Online

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Urgent Alert for Taxpayers Do not Post Questions or Comments About Your Tax Refund on Social Media Sites Using Your Real Name and Social Media Profiles. As with any personal information, you should always be careful about over-sharing your personal and/or identifying information online.  It is especially important not to share information about your bank, tax status, tax refund amount or any other information  you do not want falling into the wrong hands. 

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Tax Transcript Cycle Code 20150901 thru 20150905

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FAQ for Tax Transcript Cycle Code 20150901 thru 20150905 We were getting so many questions regarding the Tax Transcript Cycle Codes that we decided to split them up by week. This will make the topics easier for you to read and comment on. Tax Transcript Cycle Code Chart   You need to view the following file and check for a cycle code and 846 Refund Issued Code. Codes to Look For on Your Tax Transcript To View Information about Tax Transcript Cycle Codes 20150801 thru 20150805 Click Here To order your transcript click here! PLEASE NOTE! If you cannot access your Tax Transcript yet, you can estimate your refund date by viewing the Estimated Tax Refund Schedule here! Tax Resource Links H&R Block Customer Service (payments team) 1-877-859-7950 TurboTax Customer Service 1-800-414-5644 5:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT (Monday – Friday) IRS 800-829-1040 Jackson Hewitt 800-234-1040 Jackson Hewitt®smartcard Customer Service at (866) 518-4722 Find Your Local Tax Office http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1 Are You Experiencing a Financial Hardship Due to a Delayed Refund? If you are experiencing economic harm, believe an IRS system or procedure isn’t working as it should, or are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved …

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Taxpayers Guide to Identity Theft

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What is tax-related identity theft? Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Generally, an identity thief will use your SSN to file a false return early in the year. You may be unaware you are a victim until you try to file your taxes and learn one already has been filed using your SSN. Know the warning signs Be alert to possible identity theft if you receive an IRS notice or letter that states that: More than one tax return was filed using your SSN; You owe additional tax, refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file a tax return; IRS records indicate you received wages from an employer unknown to you. Steps to take if you become a victim File a report with the local police. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov or the FTC Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 or TTY 1-866-653-4261. Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a ‘fraud alert’ on your credit records: Equifax, www.Equifax.com, 1-800-525-6285 Experian, www.Experian.com, 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion, www.TransUnion.com, 1-800-680-7289 Close any accounts opened …

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Tax Transcript Cycle Code FAQ 20150801 thru 20150805

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FAQ for Tax Transcript Cycle Code 20150801 thru 20150805 We were getting so many questions regarding the Tax Transcript Cycle Codes that we decided to split them up by week. This will make the topics easier for you to read and comment on. Tax Transcript Cycle Code Chart   You need to view the following file and check for a cycle code and 846 Refund Issued Code. Record of Account Transcript Record of Account Transcripts combine the information from tax account and tax return transcripts. Account Transcript Tax Account Transcripts provide any adjustments either you or we made after you filed your return. This transcript shows basic data, including marital status, type of return filed, adjusted gross income and taxable income. Wage & Income Transcript Wage and Income Transcripts show data from information returns, such as W-2s, 1099s and 1098s, reported to the IRS. Most recent year information may not be complete until July. Please note the Wage and Income Transcript may not show up till July but if your return has been approved you should see data for the current tax year in all of the other 3 options for 2014. The “Account Transcript” option has the codes you …

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Taxpayer Advocate FAQ

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As an independent organization within the IRS, TAS helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommends changes to prevent future problems. TAS fulfills its statutory mission by working with taxpayers to resolve problems with the IRS. TAS case acceptance criteria fall into four main categories: Economic Burden.. Economic burden cases are those involving a financial difficulty to the taxpayer: an IRS action or inaction has caused or will cause negative financial consequences or have a long-term adverse impact on the taxpayer. Criteria 1: The taxpayer is experiencing economic harm or is about to suffer economic harm. Criteria 2: The taxpayer is facing an immediate threat of adverse action. Criteria 3: The taxpayer will incur significant costs if relief is not granted (including fees for professional representation). Criteria 4: The taxpayer will suffer irreparable injury or long-term adverse impact if relief is not granted. Systemic Burden – Systemic burden cases are those in which an IRS process, system, or procedure has failed to operate as intended, and as a result the IRS has failed to timely respond to or resolve a taxpayer issue. Criteria 5: The taxpayer has experienced a delay of more than 30 days to resolve a tax …

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IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

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Don’t Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information The Internal Revenue Service today warned return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes. “I urge taxpayers to be wary of clicking on strange emails and websites,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “They may be scams to steal your personal information.”

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Alabama Department of Revenue Uncovers Fraudulent Online Returns

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The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) has discovered a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. The fraudulent filings originate from data compromised through a third party commercial tax preparation software process and were detected through ADOR’s fraud detection systems. All information in the State’s tax computer system remains secure and has not been compromised. Alabama taxpayers who filed state income tax returns electronically prior to 2014 through third party vendors are potentially affected. To this point, ADOR has flagged 16,000 returns filed and suspected of fraud from the third party commercial tax preparation software. ADOR is reaching out individually to alert those who are confirmed to have been victimized. “The taxpayers in our state expect the department to take every measure possible to ensure they can file a return and receive a refund, if applicable, without learning that someone has stolen their ability to do so,” said Julie Magee, Commissioner of Revenue. “Our systems have not been compromised but we feel it is our responsibility to alert taxpayers who have potentially had their personal information compromised by a third party tax preparation service, so they can take the necessary steps to protect …

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Tax Refund FAQ

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What if the IRS says your refund has been sent but you have not received it? Was your refund supposed to go directly to your bank account? There are a few things that could have happened: 1. The bank account information you put on your return was incorrect. Please note that the IRS is not responsible if you made an error on your return. You will need to contact your bank or credit union to find out what to do.  Always try to talk to a live person and preferably a supervisor. If you already contacted your bank or credit union and got no results, you can file IRS Form 3911, Taxpayer Statement Regarding Refund with the IRS.  (Shown Below) The IRS will contact the financial institution and try to help. 2.  The deposit information was changed after you approved your return. This is could mean you are the victim of return preparer fraud. Download your Copy of IRS Federal Tax Form 3911 Below: Was your refund supposed to be sent via manual check? Manual refunds take longer to receive than refunds that are deposited directly into your account. Are You Experiencing a Financial Hardship Due to a Delayed Refund? If you …

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