IRS Detects Massive Data Breach in 'Get Transcript' Application
The Internal Revenue Service warned of a huge data breach of its online Get Transcript application that allowed the tax returns of approximately 104,000 taxpayers to be accessed by identity thieves.
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Taxpayers Can Invest up to $18,000 in 401(k) Plans in 2015
The Internal Revenue Service posted the annual cost of living adjustments for pension plans and other retirement plans for 2015, allowing taxpayers to contribute up to $18,000 in their 401(k) plans in 2015. READ MORE »
IRS Issues New Instructions for the Affordable Care Act
The Internal Revenue Service has issued new draft instructions, notices and a publication to help taxpayers and tax practitioners deal with the Affordable Care Act.
The draft instructions were released last week for Form 8962, “Premium Tax Credit,” and Form 8965, “Health Coverage Exemptions.” The IRS had previously released draft versions of the forms themselves, both 8962 and 8965, along with draft instructions for several other draft forms for the Affordable Care Act. READ MORE »
Direct Deposit Limits
In an effort to combat fraud and identity theft, new IRS procedures effective January 2015 will limit the number of refunds electronically deposited into a single financial account or pre-paid debit card to three. The fourth and subsequent refunds automatically will convert to a paper refund
check and be mailed to the taxpayer. READ MORE »