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.
The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.
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.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is scheduled for arraignment in a northern Virginia courthouse on charges including tax evasion and bank fraud.
With uncertainty still swirling about whether taxpayers can deduct property tax prepayments, Arlington County is offering refunds for those who have already made deposits.
Drive your own car for work? The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced new mileage rates set to go into effect next year
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.