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Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreements
The IRS is testing expanded criteria for streamlined processing of taxpayer requests for installment agreements. The test is scheduled to run through September 30, 2017.

Important Update about Your e-Services Account
IRS strengthens security for e-Services products, adds new identity authentication process to protect tax professionals, your clients and agency systems.

Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself
The “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign identifies common sense steps tax professionals can take to guard against identity theft.

New Federal Tax Law May Affect Some Refunds Filed in Early 2017
IRS shares information now to help the tax community prepare for the 2017 season.

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