Make a difference filing federal returns

Are you looking for a way to help your community? Do you have a desire to help those in need?  Consider joining the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. Managed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA and TCE are community-based partnerships that provide free tax return preparation […]

Beware of con artists using IRS as bait

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is again warning the public about telephone scams that continue to claim victims across the country. In the scams, thieves make unsolicited telephone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. […]

IRS allows volunteers to deduct some travel expenses

  Do you plan to donate your services to charity this summer? Will you travel as part of that service? If so, some travel expenses may help lower your taxes when you file your tax return next year. Here are five tax tips you should know if you travel while giving your services to charity. […]

IRS urges taxpayers to back up documents

The hurricane season of 2014 is under way, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages individuals and businesses to take safeguards against natural disasters with the following simple steps. • Create a backup set of records electronically: Taxpayers should keep a set of backup records in a safe place away from the original set. Keeping a copy […]

Scam artists seek hits during income tax season

It’s true: scams proliferate during the income tax filing season. As the April 15 deadline to file 2013 tax returns approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the following scam warnings so you can protect yourself and avoid becoming a victim of such crimes: • Be vigilant of any unexpected communication purportedly from the IRS […]