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COVID 19 Notice: 3.26.2020

The coronavirus has affected many people throughout the world.  The IRS has extended the time to file and pay (if you owe) until July 15, 2020.  

Governor Inslee has issued a stay at home order to the non-essential businesses in the state of Washington; we are considered an essential business and are working to complete our client's tax returns as quickly and efficiently as we can, so those getting refunds can get the funds they need sooner. We are also continuing to work on each file whether a refund or owing.

We are very concerned with trying to keep our clients safe as well as ourselves during this time.  We have postponed meeting clients face to face for tax appointments as well as drop off and pick up of returns. The only options we will be using at this time are for you to use the portal to upload your documents to us, or to mail, or fax to us at 360-479-8992. If you have a return to pick up, please contact us to make arrangements to have those sent to you.

We encourage you to stay home if you can and utilize our portal and electronic signature program to meet the State's social distancing rule.

Thank you,  Bradley W. Orser & Staff

 

Below please find daily updates pertaining to the latest in financial, business, and tax news:

Taxpayer Advocate Service Feed

TAS Tax Tip: Avoid Scams Offering Economic Impact Payments

Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Scammers are counting on confusion about the Coronavirus Tax Relief offered to taxpayers who are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). Taxpayers should be aware of the numerous scams designed to steal their money and personal information. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not initiate contact with taxpayers to request any personal or financial inform...

NTA Blog: Beginning August 10th, TAS Can Assist with Correcting EIP Amounts for Limited Groups of Taxpayers

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. en Español While the IRS has taken extraordinary steps to quickly issue almost 160 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to eligible individuals, many eligible individuals are still waiting ...

Blog de NTA: a partir del 10 de agosto, TAS puede ayudar a corregir los montos de EIP para grupos de contribuyentes limitados.

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English Aun que el IRS ha tomado medidas extraordinarias para emitir rápidamente casi 160 millones de pagos de impacto económico (EIP...

Tax Pros: Don't Miss the Taxpayer Advocate Service's 2020 Tax Forum Virtual Seminars

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The 2020 Nationwide Tax Forum is now online. Join the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) and thousands of other tax professionals in this new virtual environment. Earn continuing education credits by attending over 30 online educational seminars presented by IRS employees and members of professional associations. The online sessions feature the latest information from the IRS, news about tax law c...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for July 15 - Filing and Paying Taxes

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

 Don’t forget: The extended filing and payment deadline for 2019 taxes is Wednesday, July 15. Wednesday, July 15 is also the date when you must re-start any previously suspended payments. Filing 2019 Tax Returns All individual taxpayers and some business taxpayers must file their tax returns and pay any tax due by this Wednesday, if you didn’t already file earlier this year. ...

Blog de la NTA: Protección de los derechos de los contribuyentes que confían en las “Preguntas frecuentes” (FAQ) del IRS

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English Considere esto: en el curso de la preparación de su declaración de impuestos federales, se pregunta si un gasto particular es...

NTA Blog: Protecting the Rights of Taxpayers Who Rely on IRS “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. en Español Consider this: In the course of preparing your federal income tax return, you are wondering whether a particular expense is deductible. You go to the IRS website and find a “F...

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins releases her first Objectives Report

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins has released her first report to Congress, identifying taxpayer challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the IRS’s implementation of the Taxpayer First Act as priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) plans to focus on in the coming year. The report also analyzes ...

NTA Blog: Keep an Eye on Your Mailbox: Millions of Backlogged Notices Are Being Mailed Over the Next Few Months, Some Reflect Expired Action Dates. But Don’t Panic, See Inserts Providing Extended Due Dates

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. En Español As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 emergency, IRS campuses are reopening and employees have begun processing the work backlog, including notices.  During the...

Blog de la NTA: Vigile su buzón: se enviarán por correo millones de avisos pendientes durante los próximos meses, algunos reflejan fechas de acción vencidas. Pero no se asuste, vea los insertos que proporcionan fechas de vencimiento extendidas

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English A medida que el país continúa lidiando con la emergencia COVID-19, las oficinas del IRS están reabriendo y los emplead...