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In the Zone: Tax Zone
August 18, 2010    
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Editor's Note
Gail Perry, CPA, Managing Editor Do you have tax clients who are spenders who don't know where all their money goes? Or are they savers with lots of interest and dividend income? Maybe you have sneaky clients, or perhaps they're just confused. Check out the 24 documented types of tax returns and tax clients, and please add your own favorite types to the list.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
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IRS removes automatic debt indicator, discourages refund anticipation loans
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that starting with next year's tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with the "debt indicator," which is used to facilitate refund anticipation loans (RALs). The trickledown effect is expected to impact large national storefront tax preparation services like Liberty Tax, Jackson Hewitt, and H&R Block, as well as the local tax preparers that provide RALs to clientele.
Tax preparers called upon to help reduce the tax gap
Tax preparers could be doing more to help reduce the tax gap if they had encouragement from the IRS, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
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The many personalities of tax returns (and the clients behind them)
Anyone who has prepared tax returns for a number of years likely has come to the conclusion that individual income tax returns have their own personalities as do the taxpayers that they represent. But, did you know there are more than 20 different personalities and characteristics?
Congress asks the IRS to make changes to planned tax preparer regulations
In a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, 31 members of Congress from both parties, led by Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Michael Conaway (R-TX), expressed their concern with two aspects of the Internal Revenue Service's proposal to regulate paid tax preparers.
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Three arrested in IRS shooting incident
Attention wannabe robbers: Avoid IRS agents trained in the use of firearms. Three alleged criminals found this out the hard way when two of them ended up shot after trying to rob a woman unloading her car in the parking area of her San Francisco home.
Bad guy roundup
Rapper's home raided at gunpoint by IRS agents
Khloe Kardashian, Wyclef Jean, Lena Olin share tax authorities' spotlight
Wyly boys: Brothers with a golden touch, in trouble together
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