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IRS extends deadline to file and pay taxes to Wednesday (April 18)

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers […]

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Residents have reported receiving calls from an automated message, which threatens arrest by local authorities due to a tax filing discrepancy. Potential victims are advised to respond via phone and further instructed to send money via electronic money transfers.

Police receive reports about residents receiving phone scams

Residents have reported receiving calls from an automated message, which threatens arrest by local authorities due to a tax filing discrepancy. Potential victims are advised to respond via phone and further instructed to send money via electronic money transfers.

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Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller said he would then go to the house to collect the money.

Police warn public about IRS phone scam

Residents have reported that they receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS who threatens a government lawsuit because they owe a large sum of money to the IRS. The potential victims are instructed to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money. One resident reported that the caller […]

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Members of the public are reporting that they are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to obtain personal information. Police urge the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

Police report IRS phone scam continuing

Members of the public are reporting that they are receiving telephone calls from persons claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to obtain personal information. Police urge the public never to give personal information to anyone over the telephone whom you did not call or who is not known to you.

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Police warn public about IRS scam

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about an IRS scam. A Pepeʻekeo woman reported that she received a telephone message from someone posing as an investigator from the Internal Revenue Service. When she returned the call to the Washington, D.C., number, she was told that she owed back taxes and if she didn’t pay, […]

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Annual inflation adjustments for 2013

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service announced today annual inflation adjustments for tax year 2013, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes from the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The tax items for 2013 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following changes. Beginning in tax year 2013 (generally […]

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IRS offers tips for year-end giving

MEDIA RELEASE Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations. Rules for Clothing and Household Items To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be […]

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Tax scam warning: Beware of phony refund schemes

Tax scam warning: Beware of phony refund schemes

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service has warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. The scheme carries a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income and normally don’t have a tax filing requirement. Under the […]

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Interest Rates remain same for Second Quarter 2012

Interest Rates remain same for Second Quarter 2012

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service jas announced interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2012. The rates will be: * Three (3) percent for overpayments (two (2) percent in the case of a corporation) * Three (3) percent for underpayments * Five (5) percent for large corporate underpayments […]

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Free tax help available for lower income and seniors

IRS-trained and certified volunteers are ready to help low to moderate income and older taxpayers prepare their returns and claim the EITC they deserve. IRS volunteers believe that preparing an accurate tax return is the most important aspect of providing quality service to taxpayers and have put fundamental steps in place to ensure quality.

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Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members selected

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members selected

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service has announced the selection of 26 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The Hawaii representative is Susan Bentley of Kihei, Maui. The TAP is a federal advisory committee charged with providing direct taxpayer feedback to the IRS. The new TAP members will join 56 […]

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Payroll tax cut temporarily extended into 2012

Payroll tax cut temporarily extended into 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Nearly 160 million workers will benefit from the extension of the reduced payroll tax rate that has been in effect for 2011. The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 temporarily extends the two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, continuing the reduction of their Social Security tax withholding rate from […]

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IRS increases mileage rate to 55.5 cents per mile

IRS increases mileage rate to 55.5 cents per mile

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service has announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes. The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a mile for all […]

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IRS e-file passes milestone: 1 billion served

IRS e-file passes milestone: 1 billion served

MEDIA RELEASE IRS e-file has reached a major milestone as it passed the one billion mark for individual tax returns processed safely and securely since 1986. The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic filing program started as a pilot project in 1986 and became available nationally in 1990. Prior to the April 18 deadline, IRS e-file passed […]

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