Still Waiting for RI Refunds?

by Joy Johnson on May 22, 2016

On May 4th, WPRI, Channel 12, in Providence went looking for answers for the late refunds.  The bottom line is you should have it by the end of May and if you don’t, their excuse for not getting them out is that you are suspected of fraud.  Of course it’s not because they just can’t get their job done.  It seems as though it might be quite easy to just throw all the returns in the “fraud” bin so they can pick through them at their leisure.


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IRS SCAM CALLS

by Joy Johnson on May 5, 2016

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, it’s a scam.  Just hang up on them.  The IRS will notify you by mail first if there is ever a problem.  If you get a letter from the IRS, send a copy along to us.  We’ll check it out and let you know if it’s legitimate and/or what the issue is.  If you get a phone call, unless you’re expecting it, just hang up.


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Rhode Island Continues to Have Problems Issuing Refunds

April 22, 2016

If you’re still waiting for a refund from RI, you’re not alone.  They claim they are moving ahead, but based on calls, emails, and messages I’m getting from clients, not very quickly.  Here’s their statement from the end of the filing season. http://www.tax.ri.gov/Tax%20Website/TAX/Advisory/ADV%202016-09.pdf You’ll be thrilled to find out, along with knowing there is no […]

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Payment Plans and Credit Card Payments

April 14, 2016

If you can’t pay your taxes in full, you can ask for payment plans.  The links to more information for both the IRS and CT are here: IRS Payment Plans CT Payment Plans   If you’d like to pay by Credit Cards, that info is here: IRS Payments by Credit Card CT Payments by Credit Card

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Rhode Island Filing Issues

March 24, 2016

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations State Employer ID numbers need to be 9 digits to clear software checks.  Many RI employers are tacking extra zeros on the end of their numbers resulting in the State asking for proof of withholding.  While it’s a huge annoyance, just send them copies of your W-2s […]

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CONNECTICUT DOR CORRECTING ITS ERRORS – MAY COST YOU MONEY

March 24, 2016

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services – http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?Q=578316&A=1436&pp=12&n=1 From the CT DOR website: ERROR AFFECTING SOME RESIDENT STATE INCOME TAXPAYERS BEING CORRECTED   For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18, 2016 Hartford – Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan issued the following statement. “Late Thursday, DRS discovered that certain information provided to some resident income […]

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IRS Experiencing E-file Problems

February 5, 2016

The IRS has been experiencing problem with the E-file system since Wednesday but it’s back online today.  Of course there’s a huge backlog at this point, and many early returns contain EIC forms which require more authentication than most.  However, delays should be minimal. There are no problems with either CT or RI at this […]

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Penalties for Failure to File 1099s

July 6, 2015

Part of one of the new trade bills the President signed into law has, as an “offset” – or a way of paying the bill for the legislation.  This is how they write laws – or, rather, changes to them – and you can see exactly how much these penalties have increased.  The bottom line […]

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IRS Security Breach

June 1, 2015

On May 27, 2015, this announcement appeared on irs.gov: “The IRS announced today that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address. These third parties gained sufficient […]

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Donations and Contributions

February 10, 2015

The IRS released its new “”Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015″. You can find it here.  My concern today is FAKE CHARITIES.  The IRS says, “Fake Charities: Taxpayers should be on guard against groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors. Contributors should take a few extra minutes to ensure their hard-earned money […]

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