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IRS Warns Tax Professionals of New e-Services Email Scam

IR-2016-145, Nov. 4, 2016– The IRS today issued an urgent alert to tax professionals who use IRS e-services to beware of an email asking them to update their accounts and directing them to a fake website.

IRS, Security Summit Partners Expand Identity Theft Safeguards for 2017 Filing Season, Build on 2016 Successes
IR-2016-144, Nov. 3, 2016 – The IRS, state tax agencies and industry partners today finalized plans for 2017 to improve identity theft protections for individual and business taxpayers after making significant inroads this year against fraudulent returns.

Reminder: Employers Face New Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline; Some Refunds Delayed Until Feb. 15 
IR-2016-143, Oct. 28, 2016 — The IRS today reminded employers and small businesses of a new Jan. 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2. The IRS must also hold some refunds until Feb. 15.

2017 PTIN Renewal Period Underway for Tax Professionals 
IR-2016-142, Oct. 28, 2016 –– The IRS today reminded the nation’s more than 725,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2017.