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Just because it's summer doesn't mean that scammers are taking a break. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new telephone scam.

In the scam, callers posing as IRS representatives advise potential victims that two certified letters were sent to the taxpayer in the mail but were returned as undeliverable. The callers then threaten to arrest the potential victim if a payment is not immediately made through a prepaid debit card. The scammer also tells the victim that the purchase of the card is linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) system: it is not.

Plan Ahead for Tax Time When Renting Out Residential or Vacation Property

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Summertime is a time of year when people rent out their property. In addition to the standard clean up and maintenance, owners need to be aware of the tax implications of residential and vacation home rentals.

Receiving money for the use of a dwelling also used as a taxpayer’s personal residence generally requires reporting the rental income on a tax return. It also means certain expenses become deductible to reduce the total amount of rental income that's subject to tax.

Phishing Schemes Lead the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017; Remain Tax-Time Threat

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dirty dozen tax fraud jerry jones CPAWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2017 filing season.

The IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. New and evolving phishing schemes have already been seen this month as scam artists work to confuse taxpayers during filing season. The IRS has already seen email schemes in recent weeks targeting tax professionals, payroll professionals, human resources personnel, schools as well as average taxpayers.

Tax Changes for Small Businesses Could be Coming—Here’s How to Prepare

tax changes prepare Jerry JonesTax season has arrived, and while most small business owners are working to itemize deductions and make sure their returns are filed on time, many are keeping a watchful eye on the potential shift in next year’s tax bill as well. With new business policies and tax proposals on the table, tax changes for small businesses could be on the way and the potential for 2017 taxes to look very different from 2016 is high.

While changes to the tax code are likely to occur in the coming year, nobody knows for sure what those changes will be or how they will affect small businesses. Studying the current proposals can put business owners and tax professionals at an advantage for predicting how their tax bills might shake out in the future. Here’s how five potential tax changes could affect your small business—and actions you can consider taking to reduce your tax liability.

Reduced pass-through business rates.

Some lawmakers have proposed reducing the business income tax rate of pass-through entities—such as S corporations, most LLCs and partnerships—to 15 percent. Most small businesses operate as “pass-through entities,” which means they don’t pay income taxes at the corporate level; instead, corporate income passes through to the owners, and income taxes are levied only at the individual owners’ level, according to Joshua Wu, a tax partner at Greaves Wu, a tax law firm in Washington, D.C.

Security Awareness for Taxpayers: The Tax Community Needs Your Help

Tax tip Jerry Jones CPA securityThe IRS, the states and the tax industry are committed to protecting you from identity theft. But, we need your help to join us in this effort.

By taking a few simple steps, you can better protect your personal and financial data online and at home.

In recent weeks, we’ve issued a series of IRS Security Awareness Tax Tips designed to help you take steps to protect yourself. If you missed them, we’ve created an IRS Security Awareness Tax Tips page for you to catch up or review.

Remember, cybercriminals continue stealing large amounts of personal data from outside the tax system. They can use that data to file fraudulent tax returns or commit other crimes while impersonating the victims.

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