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The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.
Tax professionals can protect their clients’ data by simply looking around the office. Look for places where data is kept or stored and assess whether that data is secure. Keep in mind that unsecured data will not always be on a computer. In fact, securing office space is as important as securing computers. In assessing how secure an office is, preparers should consider six questions.
See Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself for more.
All Forms 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns, filed on paper are now processed by the Internal Revenue Service Center in Ogden, Utah. These paper forms must be mailed. Faxes will not be accepted.
The mailing address is:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Ogden, UT 84201-0209
The IRS will only grant extensions for very specific reasons. For example, records were lost in a disaster or someone responsible for filing the company’s returns has an unavoidable absence.
This Jan. 17 webinar features OPR Director Stephen Whitlock and includes a live question and answer session at the end of the presentation.
Earn two CE credits in ethics
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