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Employer Reminder: Reporting Tips versus Service Charges; Key Differences Between Categories Affect Employees, Tax Reporting
FS-2017-08, April 25, 2017 — The IRS reminds employers that so-called “automatic gratuities” and any amount imposed on the customer by the employer are service charges, not tips.

How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door
FS-2017-07, April 19, 2017 — Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email.

Understanding Your Paid Tax Return Preparer
FS-2017-06, April 2017 — More than 78 million taxpayers paid someone to prepare their federal tax return in 2016.

IRS Outlines Taxpayer Bill of Rights
FS-2017-05, April 2017 — TBOR clearly outlines the fundamental rights of every taxpayer, and the IRS wants every taxpayer to be aware of these rights in the event they need to work with the IRS on a personal tax matter.

Identity Theft Information for Tax Professionals
FS-2017-04, March 2017 — Tax professionals play a critical role in assisting clients, both individuals and businesses, who are victims of tax-related identity theft.

IRS Clarifies Form 1042-S Requirements for Withholding Agents; Outlines Common Errors
FS-2017-03, Feb. 23, 2017— The IRS has made a series of changes and clarifications to the Form 1042-S, and the accompanying instructions, in an effort to assist withholding agents to more accurately report income and withholding information relating to payments made to non-resident alien recipients.

Do I Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
FS-2017-02, January 2017 — EITC is a financial boost for people working hard to make ends meet. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status.

2016 Tax Changes
FS-2017-01, January 2017 — Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due.

News Release and Fact Sheet Archive
News releases and fact sheets from November 2002 forward and an archive of news releases and fact sheets in PDF format back to 1997.

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