Author - Stephen A Weisberg

Dirty Dozen IRS Tax Scams of 2020


IRS unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams for 2020; Americans urged to be vigilant to these threats during the pandemic and its aftermath WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including...

IRS Taxes Due July 15


Taxpayers need to resume payments by July 15  WASHINGTON – The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments. As the IRS continues to reopen its operations across the...

Social Security Benefits May Be Taxable


Don’t forget, Social Security benefits may be taxable Taxpayers receiving Social Security benefits may have to pay federal income tax on a portion of those benefits. Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor and disability benefits. They don't include supplemental security income payments, which aren't taxable. The portion of benefits that are taxable depends on the taxpayer’s...

IRS Revoking U.S. Passports


Individuals with significant tax debt should act promptly to avoid revocation of passports The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later. Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the...

The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans


The Paycheck Protection Program rolled out with great fanfare to help save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. But something the IRS just did could decimate much of that benefit. Full credit to: BRUCE WILLEY, JD, CPA | American Tax & Business Planning May 8, 2020 The IRS just did something that stunned me. It pulled the rug...