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Underfoot and underhanded; hysterical hysterectomy; no way to get a head; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Orlando, Fla.: A federal court has permanently barred Ndaiziwei Kaya Chipungu and Society Financial Solutions from preparing federal tax returns for others and from owning or operating a tax prep business. The government alleged that the defendants
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Bloomberg The H&R Block Expat Tax Services team has started a client portal billed as a virtual prep one-stop shop for Americans living overseas. The virtual service guides clients through the federal filing and includes a tax interview based on the client’s situation. Clients register an account and complete the tax organizer; receive a price
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As tax automation provider Avalara ramps up for a new tax landscape, the company has added several key executives from the likes of PayPal and Goldman Sachs. Amit Mathradas, formerly general manager and head of North American Small Business at digital payments company PayPal, will serve as president and chief operating officer. Sanjay Parthasarathy will
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Bloomberg News Farmers and fishermen who chose to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments must file their 2018 Form 1040 along with a payment for all taxes owed by Friday, March 1, the IRS said. This special rule normally applies to taxpayers whose farming or fishing income was at least two-thirds of their total gross
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A pair of Democratic leaders on the House’s tax-writing Ways and Means Committee have sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service requesting details on the newly streamlined Form 1040 and the associated schedules, asking whether the IRS did any user testing or studies to find out if the new tax forms are any easier
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Bloomberg News The Internal Revenue Service is being urged to focus more on improving self-employment tax compliance as the so-called “gig economy” continues to expand. A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration pointed to the importance of the IRS providing accurate guidance and notices about self‑employment tax obligations. The gig economy
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