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IRS Phone Numbers and Hours of Operation

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IRS Telephone Numbers and Hours of Operation Service Telephone number Hours of operation IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals (800) 829-1040 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Business and Specialty Tax Line (800) 829-4933 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Practitioner Priority Service (Practitioners Only) (866) 860-4259 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time e-Help (Practitioners Only) (866) 255-0654 e-Help Desk Hours Refund Hotline (800) 829-1954 Automated service is available 24/7 Forms and Publications (800) 829-3676 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time National Taxpayer Advocate Help Line (877) 777-4778 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD):  Forms, Tax Help, TAS (800) 829-4059 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (800) 555-4477 24/7 Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) Help Line (877) 829-5500 M–F, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., local time TeleTax Topics and Refund Status (800) 829-4477 24/7 Forms 706 and 709 Help Line (866) 699-4083 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Employer Identification Number (EIN) (800) 829-4933 M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time Excise Tax and Form 2290 Help Line (866) 699-4096 M–F, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., ET Information Return Reporting (866) 455-7438 M–F, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., ET Disaster or Combat Zone Special Hotline …

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IRS Launches 2014 Version of Mobile App IRS2GO

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IRS2Go Mobile App Now Available – 2014 Version of IRS2Go! This new version of IRS2Go has a brand new look and feel with new added features. It is available in both English and Spanish. Download IRS2Go for Android devices from the Google Play Store or IRS2Go for iOS from the App Store.   Refund Status You can check the status of your federal income tax refund using IRS2Go. Simply enter your Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select your filing status and enter the amount of your anticipated refund from your 2013 tax return. A status tracker has been added so you can see where your tax return is in the process. If you filed your return electronically, you can check your refund status within a 24 hours after we receive your return. If you file a paper tax return, you will need to wait about four weeks to check your refund status because it takes longer to process a paper return. Tax Records You can request your tax return or account transcript using your smartphone. IRS2Go allows you to request this information, which will be mailed to you within several business days. …

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How to File a Complaint About a Tax Preparer

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If you have been financially impacted by a tax return preparer’s misconduct or improper tax preparation practices, you can report it to the IRS on Form 14157, Complaint: Tax Return Preparer. Download IRS Tax Form 14157 PDF Below: Most paid tax return preparers are professional, honest and trustworthy. The IRS is committed to investigating those who act improperly.  Listed below are some examples of inappropriate behavior by tax return preparers. Embezzling a client’s refund. Altering documents. Creating or omitting income to generate a larger refund. Creating false exemptions or dependents to generate a larger refund. Creating false expenses, deductions or credits to generate a larger refund Failing to sign tax returns they prepare and file. (Note: If electronically filed, your copy may not contain a signature.) Failing to enter a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) on a tax return or improperly using a PTIN belonging to another individual. Refusing to provide clients with a copy of their tax return. Neglecting to return a client’s records or holding the records until the preparation fee is paid. Using an incorrect filing status to generate a larger refund. Preparing client returns using off-the-shelf tax software or IRS Free File, both of which are …

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IRS Urges Taxpayers to Choose a Tax Preparer Wisely

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A tax return preparer is trusted with your most personal information. They know everything about you and your family members.  They know about your marriage, your divorce, your income, your children and your social security numbers and all the other details of your financial life. Most tax return preparers provide outstanding service. However, each year, some taxpayers are hurt financially because they choose the wrong tax return preparer. Well-intentioned taxpayers can be easily misled by dishonest preparers who do not understand taxes or who mislead people into taking credits or deductions they aren’t entitled to in order to increase their own fee. Every year, these types of tax preparers face everything from penalties to even jail time for defrauding their innocent clients.

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Information on Key Tax Provisions Affecting Employers

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains several tax provisions that affect employers. Under the ACA, an employer’s workforce size is significant because this information determines which provisions apply. The IRS is conducting an information campaign to educate taxpayers about some of the basics of the ACA. This campaign will include health care tax tips, YouTube videos and expanded ACA web pages on IRS.gov.

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