Arena and Associates, Inc. – Rob Arena – IRS Data Retrieval

If you are in need of help with your IRS tax liability – there is no better name in professional help than Rob Arena at Arena and Associates, Inc. Check our website at aataxhelp.com for more information. Call 303-847-4038 for a free consultation.

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3/10/2017

 

1.     IRS, Department of Education Statement‎ about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

2.     IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

3.     Received Letter 5903? Additional Staff Available Starting Tuesday to Revalidate Your Identity for e-Services

4.     New Date for “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals” Webinar

5.     Tax Scams via Video Relay Service (VRS)

6.     Tax Pros: Do you use social media? Follow @IRStaxpros on Twitter

 

1.  IRS, Department of Education Statement‎ about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks.

While the Data Retrieval Tool is offline, the IRS offered other ways for students and families to find the tax information they need to complete student financial aid applications.

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2.  IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

The IRS is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

The ETAAC provides an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention of identity theft and refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC members will work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and tax software industry to fight electronic fraud.

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3.  Received Letter 5903? Additional Staff Available Starting Tuesday to Revalidate Your Identity for e-Services

If you received Letter 5903, e-Services Revalidation, you must revalidate your identity. For a limited time, the e-Services Help Desk will have additional staff available to only assist tax professionals who need to revalidate their identity to have their e-Services registration account reinstated.   Additional assistors will be in place Tuesday, March 14 through Friday, March 17.

E-Services registration accounts were suspended for tax professionals who received Letter 5903 and failed to revalidate their identities within the required 30-day time period. The IRS urges tax professionals who need to revalidate their identity to do so now when extra staff is on hand and not wait until there is an emergency need to access their e-Services accounts.

Letter recipients must revalidate even if they are infrequent users of e-Services or its tools.  As a reminder Authorized IRS e-file Providers must ensure the IRS has current information by reviewing and updating their IRS e-file application within 30 days of a change which requires access to your e-Services registration account. Letter 5903 was issued to those tax professionals who have access to sensitive taxpayer data through e-Services and who have accessed their accounts in the past year. This is part of the IRS’ ongoing effort to strengthen security around certain self-help tools on IRS.gov and better protect taxpayer and tax professional data.

More information is available at www.irs.gov/eservices.

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4.  New Date for “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals” Webinar

Register here to watch “Working with the IRS Office of Appeals — What to Expect,” a free 90-minute webinar, on May 3 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Topics include information on the role of Appeals, an overview of Appeals policies and procedures, and an outline of case procedures for examination and collection cases.

Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn one continuing education credit in Federal Tax.

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5.  Tax Scams via Video Relay Service (VRS)

The IRS warns the deaf and hard of hearing community about an increasing number of tax scammers that use Video Relay Services (VRS). Learn more in this IRS YouTube video.

Watch this and other videos on the IRS’s YouTube Channel.

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6.  Tax Pros: Do you use social media? Follow @IRStaxpros on Twitter

The IRS has a Twitter account that provides news and guidance for tax professionals.

Get the latest by following us at https://twitter.com/irstaxpros.

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