|APRIL 1, 2008|
FeaturesIRS on YouTube: Tax agency joins the 21st century
If you want to see pop stars committing fashion disasters or politicians falling asleep at receptions, you log onto YouTube. In an innovative approach to making Americans aware of tax rebates, the IRS had joined the YouTube generation. The IRS has produced four 30-second public service announcements with instructions on how to claim tax rebates and clear up any misconceptions about who is eligible.
IRS personnel and volunteers reach out on 'Super Saturday'
In an effort to reach people who don't normally file a tax return but who will need to file for 2007 in order to qualify for the economic stimulus package, the Internal Revenue Service opened 320 offices nationwide on March 29th for "Super Saturday." IRS field assistance personnel also visited nursing homes and similar locations to prepare returns.
Supreme Court won't hear case that would have required higher retiree benefits
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia in AARP vs. EEOC that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's rule permitting employers to coordinate their health benefits for retirees with Medicare was "legal and reasonable." The Appeals Court said that "over time, it will likely benefit all retirees."
Small Business NewsSeven ways to avoid becoming a bad boss
Most employees experience a bad boss at least once in their career. Many feel they have never really had a good boss. Insensitivity, failure to communicate, and a lack of fairness are the hallmarks of poor supervision. Why is it that good supervisors are hard to find?
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Your electronic filing software may not be sending your "Print with Return" notes and statements with the e-filed return. You may have to place your notes in a special form or place in order for your disclosures to be transmitted. Read on for details about specific software....
Linda Cavanaugh, CPA:
This new Statement was a lot more involved than I thought at first glance. Here is the first installment. FAS 141R - "Business Combinations" - was issued to improve relevance, representational faithfulness and comparability of the information surrounding business combinations...
Today we're going to set the WABAC machine to the days of the
Clinton presidency. What legislation did President Bill Clinton
attempt to orchestrate that produced then-Chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee Bill Archer to say, "What's next? A
tax credit for good penmanship?" If you said a $10 tax credit
for people who filed their tax returns electronically, you'd be
right! In January of 2000, President Clinton thought $10 would
be enough money to encourage people to e-file. This year, we've
put in place a massive tax rebate program to the tune of $600 a
head plus more for the kids, and in addition to the hoped for
effect of keeping the economy out of a recession, the by-
product of these payments is that droves of new taxpayers
appear to be leaping onto the e-file bandwagon. I made fun of
the proposed tax credit in 2000. In retrospect, I think $10 a
head would have been a much more respectable price to pay for e-compliance.
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