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Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

 

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

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Important Information about Your e-Services Account
All e-Services account holders must register through Secure Access, a more rigorous authentication process. Secure Access will help prevent account takeovers by cybercriminals and better protect taxpayer data. Please, review instructions prior to attempting to update your account.

Protect Client Data, Learn Signs of Data Theft
Take basic security steps to protect client data and protect your business. You or your firm may be a victim and not even know it.

Earn Continuing Education Credit for Data Security Courses
Tax professionals are becoming the number one target of identity thieves. Enrolled agents and Annual Filing Season Program participants can now earn CE credit for programs covering data security and identity theft topics.

Identity Theft Information for Tax Professionals
Cybercriminals target tax professionals to steal sensitive client data that allows them to file fraudulent tax returns using your clients’ identities. Think it can’t happen to you? It can – and it does. Learn what steps you must take to protect your clients and your business.

Data Theft Information for Tax Professionals
The IRS has established reporting procedures for tax professionals who experience a theft or loss of client data. Remember, if the IRS is notified quickly, it can take steps that may help protect your clients from tax-related identity theft.

IRS Expands W-2 Verification Code for Filing Season 2018
For filing season 2018, the Internal Revenue Service has expanded the pilot to verify the authenticity of Form W-2 data. This initiative is one in a series of steps implemented by the Security Summit to combat tax-related identity theft and refund fraud.

Get Ready
IRS needs your help to get the word out on key information that taxpayers need to know for the upcoming filing season. The “Get Ready” outreach campaign focuses on helping taxpayers understand important tax law changes that may affect the processing of their tax returns and the timing of refunds for some filers. Affected taxpayers can take actions that will help them file their tax returns timely and accurately.

Get Replacement Social Security Benefits Statements Form SSA-1099 Online
Help your clients who receive Social Security benefits get their annual benefits statements online through my Social Security. Let your clients know they can get free, instant replacement forms.

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.

2017 IRSAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting
On November 15, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee issued its annual report for 2017, including numerous recommendations to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on a wide range of tax administration issues.

2017 Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) Public Report 
On October 25, 2017, the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee issued its annual report for 2017, including numerous recommendations to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on new and continuing issues in tax administration.

Seminars from the 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Now Online
Tax professionals can earn continuing education credits with the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. More than a dozen self-study seminars are now available. Self study seminars provide information via interactive video, slides and transcripts. To enroll, visit the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO).

Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreements
IRS is continuing to test expanded criteria for streamlined processing of taxpayer requests for installment agreements. The test has been extended to run through September 30, 2018.

IRS Future State 
Learn more about the IRS Future State Initiative

IRS Reminds Tax Return Preparers of Limited Practice Changes and Announces Revised PTIN Fee
The IRS reminds non-credentialed tax return preparers of major changes regarding which tax return preparers can represent clients in matters before the IRS beginning in 2016.

Annual Filing Season Program
This program aims to recognize the efforts of non-credentialed return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Meet the requirements by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education, including a six hour federal tax law refresher course with test, and you will receive an Annual Filing Season Program – Record of Completion from the IRS.

Registered Tax Return Preparer Test Fee Refunds
The IRS is refunding the fees that return preparers paid for the Registered Tax Return Preparer Test.

Some Suspended or Disbarred Tax Practitioners Are Now Permitted to Obtain a PTIN and Prepare Tax Returns
The Internal Revenue Service announced that some suspended or disbarred tax professionals are now permitted to obtain or renew preparer tax identification numbers (PTIN) and may prepare federal tax returns for compensation as a result of a recent court decision.

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 Launches Preparer Directory
A new searchable directory is available to help taxpayers find tax pros with credentials and other qualifications.

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IRS Training and Communication Tools for Tax Professionals
Follow IRS on social media, attend a Tax Forum or local seminar, and watch tax videos or IRS webinars.

Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)
The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a 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).

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

Deceased Taxpayers – Probate, Filing Estate and Individual Returns, Paying Taxes Due
Information to help you resolve the final tax issues of a deceased taxpayer and their estate.

Standard Mileage Rates
A summary of the optional standard mileage rates to be used in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes.

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.

Why Pay Taxes? The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments responds to some of the more common frivolous "legal" arguments made by individuals and groups who oppose compliance with the federal tax laws.

IRS Advisory Committees
General Information on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Exempt Entities (ACT), Art Advisory Panel, Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), and Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).

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

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
Some of the credits and other provisions, which either expired at the end of 2011 or were set to change or expire at the end of 2012, were extended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA).

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