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Monthly Archives: January 2019

IRS Reopens & Starts 2019 Tax-Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service successfully opened the 2019 tax-filing season today January 28, 2019 as the agency started accepting and processing federal tax returns for tax year 2018. Despite the Major Tax Law Changes Made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS Was Able to Open this Year’s Tax-Filing Season One Day Earlier than…
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IRS' Shutdown Impact on Tax Court Cases

The United States Tax Court’s website ( announced that the Tax Court shut down operations on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice.  The IRS reminds taxpayers and tax professionals the Tax Court website is the best place to get information about a pending case. There are some…
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IRS Employees Claiming Hardship Exemptions During Shutdown

Last week, the Treasury Department released a revised contingency plan for the government shutdown under which more than 46,000 of the approximately 70,000 IRS employees would be required to return to work to process tax refunds and get ready for tax filing season, but the majority of them would be unpaid, as the IRS plans…
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Taxpayers With Tax Problems Should Take Advantage of the IRS Shutdown!

My colleague Steven Klitzner is advising Taxpayers who owe money, are being audited, or who have not filed their returns and who may be breathing a sigh of relief, during this IRS government shutdown; Wrong strategy! They need to take advantage of the situation. We have been advising our clients to get their ducks in a row, get their…
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