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June 2015 Archives

Mass identity theft prompts the IRS to take action

Cyber-thieves based in Russia and other countries recently hacked into an IRS website, stealing U.S. taxpayer information and using that information to file more than 10,000 false tax returns. In return, the hackers walked away with tens of millions of dollars in tax refunds.

Owe back taxes in Maryland? Get ready for tax amnesty on Sept. 1

If you or your organization has failed to report, under-reported or failed to pay appropriate Maryland taxes in the past decade or so, you need to be aware of the state's upcoming tax amnesty period.

What role do organized tax records play in audit prevention?

When it comes to the Internal Revenue Service, is no news the same as good news? If the topic is audits, the answer might possibly be yes. Now that another April 15 has come and gone, many individuals may be releasing a sigh of relief from hearing no news from the IRS. 

IRS cracks down on willful, eases up on non-willful FBAR evasion

Today was the extended filing deadline for U.S. citizens who lived abroad on the regular tax due date for 2014 returns. You still have until the end of June to file your FBARs, FATCA reports and Statements of Special Foreign Financial Assets, as appropriate, however, which brings us back to those controversial foreign income reports.

IRS agrees to give identity theft victims access to fake returns

Whenever financial information is sent over the Internet, you can rely on hackers and identity thieves to try to take advantage of the situation. And, as we've discussed before on this blog, that means both federal and state tax returns have been tempting targets for fraud and identity theft.

For Microsoft audit, IRS hires lawyer who beat them in antitrust

According to a quarterly securities filing, the IRS has been auditing 11 years of Microsoft's tax filings. This includes an ongoing audit of tax years 2007 through 2014 and a reopened audit of tax years 2004 through 2006, with the main issue being transfer pricing.

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