Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn’t decided whether to comply with a demand by a key House Democrat to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The deadline passed on Wednesday.
Four weeks into the tax filing season, the most recent IRS numbers, from Feb. 22, showed average tax refunds had increased by 1.3 percent over last year’s, $3,143. A few weeks before, the statistics showed an 8 percent decrease in the average tax refunds compared to 2017.
The country’s tax collectors announced this week that some people may not be able to receive or renew passports if they owe too much in taxes and don’t have an approved plan to pay them off.
The Secret Service issued a tax season phishing alert, saying large-scale scams are luring unsuspecting victims in with emails from what appear to be reputable companies.
Ken Colburn from the Data Doctors lays out the best ways to protect yourself from falling victim to an SMS scam, starting with how to recognize one.
Only 0.6 percent of individual returns were examined in the 2017 fiscal year, according to the IRS. But filing your return completely, accurately and honestly can reduce your chances of being pinpointed and increase the odds of a favorable outcome.
The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid during the shutdown.
The IRS will require some 46,000 employees to work without pay throughout the upcoming tax season to ensure returns are processed and refunds are mailed. The workers represent almost 60 percent of the department’s 80,000-person workforce.
The IRS has sent close to 90 percent of its workforce home without pay due to the government’s partial shutdown, according to a contingency plan published by the agency in December.
Experts say President Donald Trump could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in civil fines if state and federal authorities substantiate a New York Times report that found he and his family cheated the IRS for decades.
Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law.
The IRS spent $20 million on private debt collectors who ultimately collected just $6.7 million, according to a report from the Taxpayer Advocate, the agency’s in-house watchdog.
About a million people who failed to file 2014 taxes are sitting on more than $1 billion in unclaimed federal income tax refunds, the IRS announced Thursday.
The tax filing deadline is approaching more quickly than you might think, and several ABC News correspondents, a tax accountant and an IRS spokesman have advice to make the process as painless and fine-free as possible.
Drive your own car for work? The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced new mileage rates set to go into effect next year
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