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Computer Glitch Blamed for NYS Tax Notice Miscue

Computer Glitch Blamed for NYS Tax Notice Miscue

A computer glitch is being blamed for an erroneous tax notice sent to some New York State taxpayers. Buffalo, N.Y. TV station WKBW reports the notices say the taxpayer’s income tax refund has been adjusted to zero because they “are not entitled to a refund.”…

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IRS Touts Progress Against Identity Theft

IRS Touts Progress Against Identity Theft

With just days left in the TY 2018 filing season, the IRS and its Security Summit partners have announced major progress has been made in the fight against tax-related identity theft. What’s more, they say, their combined efforts have added protection for thousands of taxpayers and billions of dollars in refunds.…

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New Bill Promises IRS Reform

New Bill Promises IRS Reform

The House Ways and Means Committee this month announced that they passed “historic legislation to redesign the IRS:” The Taxpayer First Act of 2019. According to the press release, this type of bipartisan agency overhaul has not been attempted in more than two decades, and it focuses on taxpayer customer service, data security, and updating internal IRS rules and technology.…

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