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Dec 16

Unpostable

Every year, the I.R.S. has ”unpostable” return problems where the computer-encoded copy of a taxpayer’s return is rejected by the service’s central computer, often because of an error in recording a taxpayer’s name or Social Security number. The IRS advises taxpayers who have waited 10 weeks after filing for their refunds and have not seen…

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Through a network of 10 service centers and a computing center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, IRS processes federal tax returns and supporting documents accounts for tax revenues, and maintains taxpayer accounts. The three primary products the IRS uses to process tax returns: Notices IRS sends out numerous computer-generated notices as a result of its processing of returns. Among other…

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The fiscal year 2018 budget plan the House Budget Committee approved in July calls for a radical change in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that could harm millions of low-income working families and cause serious problems for the IRS in processing tax returns.  The budget would delay EITC payments indefinitely each year until the…

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The IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool will be updated on February 18 for many taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). Before February 18, some taxpayers may see a projected deposit date or an intermittent message that the IRS is processing their return. Early filers claiming…

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of year for IRS toll-free phone services. Taxpayers can avoid the rush by getting answers to their questions on IRS.gov. The IRS will be issuing an “Avoid the Rush” series of news…

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Everyone Asks over and over again does the PATH ACT Message mean I am done processing? No, the PATH ACT message does NOT mean you are done processing. It verifies that you have been accepted and are processing and you will not have a confirmation of your status until AFTER February 15th as the message…

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The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax professionals that next year a new law will require the IRS to hold all Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit refunds until Feb. 15 as a safeguard against identity theft and tax fraud. The IRS pointed out the new law is likely to affect some…

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The Internal Revenue Service has launched the second year of its public awareness campaign aimed at improving taxpayer security in partnership with tax software companies, tax preparation chains, and state tax authorities. The campaign from the IRS and its partners in its Security Summit program includes a series of security awareness tax tips, a set…

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