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The Trump administration’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 would require a Social Security number for claiming either the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child Tax Credit in an effort to deny the refundable tax credits to undocumented immigrants.
A private investigator in Baton Rouge, La., has been indicted for trying to use the Internal Revenue Service’s online data retrieval tool for student loan applications to access tax information from President Donald Trump.
The American Institute of CPAs observed a moment of silence at its Spring Meeting of Council in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning following the suicide bombing on Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
The Internal Revenue Service is pilot testing a new program for conducting correspondence examinations of taxpayers using secure messaging technology that will also include their tax practitioners who have power of attorney.
The House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing Friday featuring National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson to discuss how to improve operations at the Internal Revenue Service as Congress works on overhauling the tax code.
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