Is your tax site closing before Tax Day? Have overflow at your tax site? Send them to the Lundy event for last minute tax help and tell them what to bring! 30 volunteers. 4 hours of madness. Volunteers at Lundy are certified: Advanced, HSA, Military, and Foreign Student. Sites can also assist people with filing Read more about March 21, 2017 – Lundy Post Office “Last Minute Tax Help” event in San Jose on 4/18[…]
Reporting source: IRS SPEC VITA sites are not permitted to prepare ‘Silent Returns’. If we prepare ‘Silent Returns’, we would be preparing an incomplete return, and an incomplete return is not an accurate return. A return is accurate when tax law is applied correctly and the completed return is free from errors based on the Read more about March 14, 2017 – “Silent returns” are not allowed[…]
Reporting source: CFED’s Tax Prep Dispatch An article from CFED: If you’re on any of the IRS mailing lists for e-news, you probably received the message this week entitled, “Nine Common Filing Errors to Avoid.” This error list refers to all returns filed with IRS, but it got me to wondering how these might apply Read more about March 13, 2017 – The Nine Common Filing Errors[…]
An interesting article brought to our attention by one of our returning volunteers: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-10/americans-aren-t-filing-their-taxes-this-year
Reporting source: IRS Oakland SPEC Sharing info from the TaxSlayer website on the most common reject codes and plain language explanations to help you figure out why a return was rejected and how to fix the error so you can re-transmit. https://online.taxslayerpro.com/support/1435/Federal-Reject-Codes—Modernized-Electronic-Filing?language=1&page=31
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If you have volunteers requesting CE Credits, please take the following actions to ensure proper credit is provided: Communicate to volunteers the importance of accurately reporting their PTIN in Link & Learn Taxes; Must certify at the Advanced level in tax law using Link & Learn Taxes; Validate the volunteer’s PTIN and name , if Read more about March 7, 2017 – CE Credits[…]
Reporting source: CFED’s Taxpayer Opportunity Network Looking for Meaningful Ways to Recognize and Retain VITA Volunteers? Sign up for CFED’s webinar — Volunteer Engagement: Recognition and Year-Round Retention Strategies Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 10-11:30 am PST Volunteers are essential to the success of VITA programs. Across the country, VITA volunteers donate thousands of Read more about March 1, 2017 – CFED WEBINAR: VITA Volunteer Engagement[…]