May 11, 2016
The IRS is finally listening to taxpayer concerns regarding telephone scammers who claim to be employees of the federal taxing agency. In an effort to reduce confusion, the IRS has announced that it will no longer notify taxpayers by telephone when they have been selected for an in-person field audit.
The IRS will now send a letter informing taxpayers if they have been selected for an audit, along with a request that the taxpayer contact them to schedule an appointment. This move is meant to offer taxpayers a sense comfort and security following the past couple of years where telephone scams and incidents of identity theft have seen dramatic increases.
If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative for the IRS, please do not give out any personal information over the telephone. You can always call the IRS directly if you suspect that the contact is legitimate. If you have any questions or concerns, call the office at 541.388.7888.
2019 income tax filing deadline extended
The US Treasury Secretary announced March 20, 2020 the deadline to file 2019 individual income tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. In a previously released statement, Oregon Department of Revenue indicated they would conform the state filing deadline with any changes made at the federal level. We will...
The Federal government retroactively extended many tax breaks that may affect your 2019 and 2018 tax returns. Extended tax breaks that impact personal income tax returns include:
It has come to our attention that at least one client has received an email appearing to be from “Steve Greer” that asks the recipient to click a link to retrieve documents. This email is a hoax and should be deleted immediately – DO NOT click on the link provided.
If you receive an email that appears suspicious, the first step you should follow...