Officials had sought extra adequate-facilities payments
Feb 26, 2010 12:37 PM
The Internal Revenue will on Saturday open almost 200 offices around the country to help us get our papers in order by April 15. Here are some of the details.
The IRS centers offer free tax preparation and electronic filing for those whose 2009 household income was $49,000 or less. Individuals will also be able to get assistance with issues such as IRS garnishments, bills, notices or collection letters. Installment agreements can usually be set up for those who owe tax but are not able to pay the full amount when they file. In addition to IRS help, there are about 180 tax help sites in 57 Tennessee counties where community organizations are partnering with the IRS to provide free tax preparation and e-filing. Some of these sites are open Saturdays. To locate the help site nearest you, call 2-1-1 or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-906-9887. People seeking tax return preparation help at any location should bring: photo identification (for each spouse, if applicable); Social Security cards for each person listed on the tax return; all wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2); interest and dividend statements (Forms 1099); copy of last year’s tax return; bank information for direct debit or deposit (optional); and any other pertinent income and expense documents for tax year 2009. For IRS office addresses and normal weekday hours, visit IRS.gov and click on Contact IRS or call IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040.
Feb 18, 2010 10:02 AM
January revenues $16.1M short of expectations
Feb 10, 2010 1:07 PM
Karen Liane Miller, the Nashville woman accused last year by the Internal Revenue Service of promoting the "redemption" tax resistance concept, has agreed to a permanent injunction barring her from preparing tax filings for other people. The order was filed in Nashville's U.S. District Court on Wednesday. The tax authorities went after Miller in October, filing a lawsuit that said she was part of a nationwide tax-protesting movement whose adherents have fraudulently requested some $3.3 trillion in refunds over the past few years. The IRS said Miller was preparing false returns for like-minded people around the country. The allegedly illegal deductions her clients have claimed total more than $8 million, and IRS paid out $1.17 million of that in refunds, according to the lawsuit. The Department of Justice has stated that "redemption scheme promoters are tax defiers who falsely tell customers that the federal government maintains 'secret' accounts of money for its citizens. Promoters claim to be able to help customers access the secret funds by filing the false IRS forms."
Jan 29, 2010 7:39 AM
The number of economic data points showing improvement is growing: Eight of the 10 components of the Conference Board's index of leading indicators were positive in December and the uptrend in the Treasury's daily tax receipts suggests the labor market is finding its footing.
Jan 22, 2010 9:08 AM
Larry Kudlow says the stimulus approach isn't working.
In light of all the tax-and-regulatory threats, it’s too expensive to hire right now. So get rid of all the so-called stimulus plans and social policies to transform the government’s relation to the private economy. Remove these obstacles.
Jan 11, 2010 9:15 AM
Texas researchers will soon begin studying alternative transportation funding mechanisms, including one that would generate revenue based on distances traveled. The idea was also floated by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood a year ago as a way to help fund infrastructure improvements.
Jan 5, 2010 9:58 AM