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Tax Information for Tax Professionals

IRS Statement on Court Ruling Related to Return Preparers
The IRS has issued a statement on a court ruling related to enforcement of regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers.

Open Season for Membership in the Information Reporting Advisory Committee (IRPAC)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is accepting nominations to IRPAC beginning April 1, 2014 and ending May 30, 2014. IRPAC provides recommendations to IRS leadership on a wide range of information reporting and administration issues.

Apply for Membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)
Apply for Membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)

Third Party Reporting Information Center - Information Documents
Learn about information reporting requirements for merchant payment cards, cost basis reporting on securities sales and government payments.

IRS to Waive Forms 5498, 1098-T and 1099-G Penalties for the Initial Year of Introduction
Taxpayers and/or their representatives who have questions should contact the IRS per the notice instructions.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Information
Attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums to learn the latest in tax administration, mingle with industry partners, and earn CPE credits.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online
The NTFO site provides courses based on taped seminars from previous IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. NTFO courses may be taken for either CPE credit or audit.

Disaster Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals
Visit this resource center to learn how to re-establish your business after a natural disaster.

IRS Advisory Committees General Information
General Information on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council and the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee.

2013 IRSAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting
The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) released its 2013 annual report. The IRSAC report includes recommendations on a wide range of tax administration issues.

2013 Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) Public Report
The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) released its 2013 Report, which includes recommendations pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, Cost Basis Reporting, Payment Card Reporting on Form 1099-K and other tax administration issues.

Most Tax Return Preparers Must Use IRS e-file
As of January 1, 2012, any tax return preparer who anticipates preparing and filing 11 or more Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and 1041 during a calendar year must use IRS e-file.

IRS Live
IRS Live is for the tax pro in the know. A live webinar, IRS Live is a panel discussion among IRS experts and industry professionals aimed at educating tax professionals on the most current and complex tax issues affecting them and their clients.

IRS Video Portal
The IRS Video portal contains presentations dedicated to helping the tax practitioner.

Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)
The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a new resource that provides consistent answers to a limited number of tax law questions using a probe and response process. The ITA will guide you to accurate answers that are not readily addressed through simple Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

IRS Civil Penalties Virtual Mailbox
A resource for IRS External Stakeholders (tax professionals) to provide their suggestions and/or comments regarding improving administration of civil penalties.

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
FATCA will increase information reporting by foreign financial institutions, non-financial foreign entities, and certain U.S. persons holding financial assets outside the United States.

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: Passive Foreign Income Company Investment Computations
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: Passive Foreign Income Company Investment Computations

Make a Complaint About a Tax Return Preparer
Taxpayers can use this site to find out how to file a complaint about a tax preparer.

Circular No. 230 (Rev. 8-2011)
Rules Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service

Section 7216 Information Center
Find information about Section 7216 including FAQs and revenue rulings.

Valuation of Assets
Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals to assist in reviewing or developing business valuations.

Collection Procedures for Taxpayers Filing and/or Paying Late
Links to helpful information for taxpayers who cannot file or pay by the due date.

IRS Advancing E-file Study Key Messages
IRS Advancing E-file Study Key Messages

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Information Center
Update on the new economic stimulus legislation.

Real Time Tax Initiative
Learn about the Real Time Tax initiative that will focus on improving the taxpayer experience and improve overall tax compliance.

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