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Wednesday, February 11, 2015  
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February 10, 2015

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Issue Number:2015-1

Inside This Issue


1. Tips vs. Service Charges: What are they and how are they reported?

2. Directory of tax return preparers now on

3. Updated IRS smartphone app

4. 2015 Dirty Dozen tax scams

5. Online tax calendar for small businesses

6. Revised offer in compromise booklet and application

1.Tips vs. Service Charges: What are they and how are they reported?

The one hour webinar on Feb.11 will cover:

  • Tips and service charges
  • Employee and employer responsibilities for tip reporting
  • The additional Medicare tax on tips


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2.Directory of tax return preparers now on

A new searchable online public directory helps taxpayers find tax professionals to prepare federal tax returns.

IR-2015-22 has more information.

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3.Updated IRS smartphone app

IRS2Go Version 5.0offers safe and secure ways to access popular tools and up-to-date tax information including:

  • The status of federal tax refunds
  • The nearest volunteer tax assistance site

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4.2015 Dirty Dozen tax scams

Every year IRS releases the Dirty Dozen,a list of common scams taxpayers may encounter at any time of year.

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5.Online tax calendar for small businesses

This YouTube videoexplains the different options for using the IRS Online Tax Calendarto keep track of important due dates and events.

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6.Revised offer in compromise booklet and application

The January 2015 revision of Offer in Compromise Form 656 Bookletis now available. The booklet contains forms and instructions for submitting an OIC. Using earlier versions will delay processing of offer applications.

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