Recruitment for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's only expat rep seat to begin shortly

American citizens who are resident overseas, and who would like a chance to make the American Internal Revenue Service better and more accountable to taxpayers, may wish to consider applying for the soon-to-be-vacated only international seat on the IRS's Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, currently held by suburban Paris-based Laura Snyder.

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IRS issues new Economic Impact Payments 'text scam' alert

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a warning on Wednesday of a new "Covid-related text scam" that it said has been "created by thieves [to] trick people into disclosing [their] bank account information" by making them believe that it will result in their receiving the US$1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP). 

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IRS adds languages, digital-signing capability to key forms

As part of what it says is an "effort to reach under-served communities", the Internal Revenue Service is beginning to provide "information and assistance" to taxpayers in languages other than just English, as well as making certain key documents, such as the basic 1040 tax return form, available in Spanish.

The U.S. tax collecting agency has also added six forms to the 10 it has already said it would temporarily allow taxpayers to sign digitally, in a measure it said was aimed at helping to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

With Tax Day for Americans around the world looming tomorrow (July 15), we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website...

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Latest on CARES Act relief payments from ACA, IRS

The American Citizens Abroad has asked the IRS to extend its deadline for those American expats wishing to use its online "Get My Payment" tool to input their direct deposit information beyond this coming Wednesday, as messages and updates having to do with the one-off CARES Act economic impact payments continue to be issued on a seemingly daily basis. 

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The AXFNJ YouTube interview: The Federal Register's 'Name and Shame List' at a time of record renunciations

The AXFNJ YouTube interview: The Federal Register's 'Name and Shame List' at a time of record renunciations

The latest U.S. Government posting of the Internal Revenue Service's "Quarterly Publication of Individuals Who Have Chosen to Expatriate" brought total U.S. citizenship renunciations in 2020 a record high of...

Feb-11-2021