IRS warning taxpayers to not fall victim to "ghost" preparers

Spending tax refunds, many have few options

The new measures also include limits on the IRS's ability to seize the assets of businesses who have not committed a crime but are under suspicion of evading reporting requirements.

Make sure that you file your federal taxes on time.

The United Way said there is support to help you get through it.

The IRS also does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information, she said.

There are some tax breaks and deductions you may qualify for this year related to Hurricane Harvey that could mean instead of owing hundreds of dollars, you'll get thousands back. "That's a common mistake that people make".

According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the past five years.

Readers, have you filed your income tax returns yet? Whether you're filing your return or filing an extension, you should do it online. You file a claim for credit or refund* after you file your return; keep records for 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. 6. Filing for an extension is typically a good idea if, let's say, you haven't gotten all your tax documents, you've been working overseas and you didn't get all the information you needed from your employer, or you've got a complex tax return and you're investing in complex investments.

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Debbie Dodd, fiscal manager at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center, is one of 11 volunteers who help e-file taxes at the 639 York facility. The tax bill went into effect in January of this year, and will affect tax returns in April 2019. For more details on how the IRS calculates interest and penalties, check out this page on the agency's website. If you live or work here, you're helping to pay for critical services like into police protection and, fire protection.

Tuesday isn't just a deadline for the 2017 taxes: it's also the last chance for anyone who has any unclaimed tax refunds from 2014.

Dream of evading taxes and fleeing to a far-off foreign beach if you desire but remember that it is only a dream.

If you think you are a victim of this case, look up the IRS number and call them directly.

The PICPA disagreed with establishment of income thresholds for referral to private debt collection, specifically the exemption of low-income individuals from private debt collection unless such a taxpayers' dependents or other debts are causing insolvency.

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