Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FYI: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information for Small Businesses Webinar presented by IRS, DOL, & Covered CA on March 24, 2015)

Hello Everyone,

 

There will be Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information for Small Businesses webinar presented by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Covered California on March 24, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

 

Gain a better understanding of the Affordable Care Act of 2014’s tax provisions and responsibilities for small businesses.  Learn latest updates to the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions, and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, etc.

 

A copy of the webinar’s flyer is attached both above and below with additional information.  (Registration link in below copy of flyer is not active so am including it below for your easy access).

 

Registration link:  ACA Webinar (https://events.na.collabserv.com/portal/wippages/register.php?id=05d1026d9b&l=en-US )

 

Please share this information with your small business customers/clients/members so they can take advantage and benefit from this free webinar.  Thank you!

 

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FYI: IRS is currently soliciting comments on Free e-File Option for Employment Tax Returns - Forms 94x

Hello Everyone,

 

IRS is currently soliciting comments concerning a free e-file option for filing Employment Tax Returns (94x filers) through a Request for Information published on the Federal Register.

 

If interested in providing feedback on this topic, note:

·         Written comments should be received on or before:  May 4, 2015

·         Direct all electronic comments to:  wi.94x.efile@irs.gov or

·         Mail written comments to:

Internal Revenue Service

SE:W:CAS:SP:IS

5000 Ellin Road, C4-223

Lanham, MD 20706

·         Include in the subject line of your email or correspondence:

Federal Register Document number (FR Doc. 2015-05104)

 

Please share this information with any of your members, clients, customers and colleagues who may want to provide feedback on this topic.  Thank you.

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

IRS Video Portal
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Friday, February 20, 2015

FYI: IRS Pilot Program of Appointment Service Test for Certain Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs)

Hello Everyone,
 
IRS is conducting a pilot program of appointment service test for certain Taxpayer Assistance Centers this filing season beginning with ten large Taxpayer Assistance Centers.  (See below, “Appointment Service List FINAL” attachment for list of participating TACs  in the appointment service test pilot program). 
 
Note:  Fresno is the only large TAC in California noted on this list.
 
 
 
IRS hopes the results of the test will help us determine if an appointment process would benefit both the IRS and the taxpayer. The ten large TAC locations noted on the list began taking appointments this week and will convert to appointment service on February 23. 
 
IRS will be adding more TACs to the test later this filing season (dates TBD). 
Note:  TACs noted on the above attached list to, “begin taking appointments later this filing season” that are located in California are: Long Beach and Redding.
 
To help raise awareness of the appointment service test with taxpayers, IRS made a national media release along with local releases at the ten initial participating locations. IRS had posted signage at the ten TACs and has updated IRS.gov with background information and the instructions needed by taxpayers to make an appointment.
 
The below attached fact sheet, “Internal Revenue Service Appointment Test” has additional information on this appointment service test pilot program.
 
 
 
Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447
Stakeholder Liaison Specialist
Communications Stakeholder Outreach
510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434
 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Response Requested (if interested): Meeting with IRS Appeals Area Director in San Francisco - March 18th

Hi Everyone,

 

Patrick McGuire, Appeals Area Director, is interested in conducting a meeting with no more than 10 practitioners who have Appeals experience. In addition, since AJAC (APPEALS JUDICIAL APPROACH AND CULTURE) is relatively new, they’re also interested in getting feedback about this process.

 

Meeting details:

 

When:         Wednesday, March 18th

Where:        IRS Appeals

                    100 First Street, Suite 2100

                    21st Floor – Conference Rooms A, B and C

                    San Francisco

Time:          10:00 am - Noon

 

If you have prior experience with Appeals and are interested and available to participate in this face-to-face meeting, please provide your name and contact information to me ASAP. 

 

Note the Director has requested a small number of participants for this special meeting, therefore selections will be made (by the Director) on a “first come, first served” basis.  As of today there are 2 slots left.

 

Thanks in advance for your consideration of this opportunity.

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

IRS Video Portal
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FYI: IRS News & Events from Stakeholder Liaison (2-4-2015)

Hello Everyone,

 

I hope all is going well with you!

 

Attached is our latest “IRS News & Events from Stakeholder Liaison”.  (I have also attached a separate document containing some Tweets from IRS if your colleagues like to use Twitter:  IRS tweets include various tax-related announcements, news for tax professionals and hiring initiatives).

 

Please share this information with your colleagues.  Thank you!

 

 

Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

510-637-2199/ fax 510-637-2434

Jennifer.Henrie-Brown@irs.gov

IRS Video Portal
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Twitter, YouTube