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President Obama signs the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

December 19, 2014

President Obama has signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law that extended many individual and business tax provisions that expired on 12/31/2013.

These “extenders” will actually expire on 12/31/2014.  However, it was vitally important that Congress pass this needed tax act, so the provisions would be retroactive to 1/01/2014.  Without this act, many millions of Americans would have seen their 2014 tax liability increase.


Phishing Is No Longer a Recreational Activity

Several years ago, we warned our clients to beware of emails claiming to be from the IRS, because the IRS does NOT communicate with taxpayers via email.  Emails with the IRS logo do not make them legitimate.

The scams are still going on.  If you get an email that appears to be from the IRS and it has a link for you to click, chances are that it contains a virus or worse … they want your bank account information. The real IRS wants to know if you suspect a fraudulent communication, so forward suspicious emails to Phishing@IRS.Gov


Don't Let Them Reach Out and Touch You

Not content with sending fraudulent emails, scammers are now calling taxpayers, pretending to be from the Collection Division of the IRS and demanding a payment of thousands of dollars or risk having the taxpayer arrested.
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IRS Increases Auto Mileage Rates for 2015

Aware that higher gas prices have had a major impact on both businesses and consumers, the IRS has changed the auto mileage rates.
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