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First Thursday IMRS Call

Dear Tax Pro, You are invited to join us on May 7 for our “First Thursday IMRS Call”. The purpose of the call is to share information with tax professionals, and to hear your questions and concerns. 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Central time.  8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Mountain time. If you’re not able to attend, feel free to […]

Important Messages from the IRS on the Economic Stimulus Payments

These are important messages on the Economic Stimulus Payments, and especially number 5 and 6 issue attached above.  If they want to get the additional $500 payment if they have dependents, they need to act by April 22, 2020.  If you are able to share that number 5 and 6 issue above let Alan Gregerson know […]

IRS NEWS FOR EVERYONE – April 2020

►UPCOMING WEBINARS We expect to have a webinar in April, but the date is not set yet. Please check Webinars for Tax Practitioners or Webinars for Small Businesses for updates. ►CORONAVIRUS TAX RELIEF Coronavirus Tax Relief This is the main page on IRS.gov with information about Coronavirus Tax Relief. Check this page frequently for new […]

First Thursday Minutes  – April 2, 2020

First Thursday Minutes  – April 2, 2020 Webinars We expect to have webinars in April. Please check Webinars for Tax Practitioners every few days. Discussion items Coronavirus Tax Relief This is the main page on IRS.gov with information about Coronavirus Tax Relief. Check this page frequently for new information. It has News Releases, Statements, Frequently […]

Taxpayer First Act Planning Placemat

These ideas came from Enrolled Agents who are members of the Minnesota Society of Enrolled Agents. These ideas were discussed during a face-to-face meeting on January 2, 2020. COMPREHENSIVE TAXPAYER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY How do we think more holistically about our “customers” and their entire experience with the IRS (e.g. services, enforcement, other interactions)? What are […]

IRS NEWS FOR TAX PROFESSIONALS

February 2020 ►UPCOMING WEBINARS There will be two webinars in February. Details to follow. Please check Webinars for Tax Practitioners for updates. ►NEWS Get up-to-date information this tax filing season with redesigned IRS e-News Subscriptions The IRS encourages taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to take advantage of a variety of improved e-mail subscription services. […]

First Thursday Minutes – December 5, 2019

Stakeholder Liaisons Doug Blade Karen Brehmer Neki Cox Kathleen Fox Stakeholder Liaison Manager Kristen Hoiby, Area 6 manager Departments of Revenue MO       Laura Wallendorf NE        Dawn Holtmeier Tax Professionals Rita Barnard Darrel Beadle Velma Bjorgum Jacob Borash Frank Carnahan Brad J Decker Kelly Golish Jacen Gondringer Doug Gross Steven Heeley Cindy Hockenberry Terry Johnson Bill […]

First Thursday Minutes – November 7, 2019

Stakeholder Liaisons Doug Blade Kathleen Fox Cathye Mason Mike Mudroncik Sherry Saucerman Stakeholder Liaison Manager Kristen Hoiby, Area 6 Departments of Revenue IL          Maribeth Oliver MN       Mark Krause Tax Professionals Gail Bates Darrel Beadle Ron Berman Jacob Borash Velma Bjorgum Barbara Brown Leslie Chambers Carrie Christensen Tracy Danzer Laura Dawson Brad Decker Susan Du Jodi […]

First Thursday Minutes – October 3, 2019

Discussion items  1)   Tax Withholding Estimator – new and improved! Tax Withholding Estimator Tax Withholding Estimator helps retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits New IRS Tax Withholding Estimator helps workers with self-employment income 2)   Tax-Exempt Organization Update Treasury and IRS issue proposed regulations and provide relief for certain tax-exempt organizations 3)   Tax Security 2.0 […]

December 6 – FRIDAY – Message for Tax Pros

Tax Practitioners Must Draft Written Data Protection Plans The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to create and use a written information security plan to protect their clients’ data. The reminder came as the IRS and its Security Summit partners completed the fourth […]