FF&F News & Events


IRS Telephone Scam

Please be Aware of IRS Telephone Scams

In addition to recent reports in the news, we have received a few calls from our own clients regarding suspicious telephone calls from an individual claiming to be an IRS agent.  THESE CALLS ARE SCAMS.

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IRS audit

IRS 2013 audit rates vary significantly among taxpayers

Recently-released statistics from the IRS show a drop in audits among all income groups for fiscal year (FY) 2013 with the overall individual audit coverage rate at its lowest level since FY 2006. At the same time, the number of IRS employees working audits has decreased. However, enforcement revenue increased.

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2013 year-end tax planning

Taking first steps for 2013 year-end tax planning

Even though the calendar still says summer, it’s not too early to be thinking about 2013 year-end tax planning. In fact, year-end tax planning has become around-the-year tax planning because of tax legislation (or the lack of tax legislation), new IRS rules and regulations and personal and business considerations.

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Health Care Mandate

IRS steps up guidance under Health Care Law as 2014 mandates loom

The government continues to push out guidance under the new health care law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Several major provisions of the law take effect January 1, 2014, including the employer mandate, the individual mandate, the premium assistance tax credit, and the operation of health insurance exchanges.

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