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The “Ghost” Tax Return Preparer

April 11, 2018

Don’t be a Ghost! The IRS recently issued a quick alert about what they call “Ghost Preparers.” People who prepare or help prepare federal tax forms, but don’t sign them as the preparer, are considered “Ghosts.” Apparently, some of these “Ghosts” are dishonest about who they are, committing refund fraud, or otherwise scamming the taxpayer. Here at 2290Tax we’ve always tried to help educate our … Read More »

Choosing the Right Person to Prepare Your Taxes

February 8, 2018

Written by Yesenia Carrillo Who Will Prepare Your Tax Return? The tax filing season starts on July 1st, giving 2290Tax.com ample time to encourage taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their Form 2290. The IRS will begin processing HVUT returns on July 1st. 2290Tax.com will accept filing in June, a whole month before the IRS systems open July 1st. Every year the number … Read More »

IRS Annual Shut Down

December 26, 2017

Written by Yesenia Carrillo IRS Annual Shut Down IRS year end shut down begins 12/26/2017. They are preparing for new tax years, implementing updates to their programming, and fixing problems. All this has to be done, then tested, and only after they KNOW it’s working do they turn the computers back on for us. New forms will not be processed until the IRS reopens e-file … Read More »

TIN Matching Application

December 22, 2017

Written by Yesenia Carrillo TIN Matching is a helpful tool offered by the IRS for authorized agents on the e-Services Online Tools for Tax Professionals website. TIN matching allows the service agent to verify information provided by their client before submitting the data to the IRS e-File system. Don’t have an account on e-Services? Click here for a short tutorial on how to create an … Read More »

PTIN Renewal Time!

October 4, 2017

Written by Casey Bullard IRS PTIN Renewal 2017 Hey all, it’s that time of year again. PTIN Renewal time!! Each year the IRS requires preparers of federal tax forms to renew their PTIN. You can check out our step by step PTIN Update Instructions here for a refresher of what the process looks like, but there seem to be a few changes this year. Update … Read More »