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New Rules for the H-2B Visa Program Announced

In response to recent court decisions that have created significant uncertainty around the H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker program, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have announced an interim final rule to reinstate and make improvements to the program and a final rule to establish the prevailing wage methodology for that program. These…

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Now That Tax Season Is Over…

Start Planning Now for Next Year’s Taxes You may be tempted to forget all about your taxes once you’ve filed your tax return. Do not give in to that temptation. If you start your tax planning now, you may avoid a tax surprise when you file next year. Now is a good time to set…

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Interactive Tax Assistant

Interactive Tool Helps You Understand Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes The Interactive Tax Assistant is an online resource that can answer a wide range of tax questions, including newer areas of the tax law, like the Affordable Care Act. It can answer questions such as: Am I eligible to claim the Premium Tax…

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Tax Season Resources

IRS Resources Compliance & Enforcement Contact My Local Office Filing Options Forms & Pubs Frequently Asked Questions News Taxpayer Advocate Where to File IRS Social Media Noticias en Español Tax Scams Fact Sheets IRS Tax Tips IRS News Home…

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Bulletin

Online Tools, Standardized Forms, and More Effective March 24th, 2015, VA is implementing improvements to make it easier for you to apply for benefits. Online application tools, standardized forms, and a new intent to file process will create faster and more accurate decisions on your claims and appeals. What does it all mean? As part of…

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USCIS To Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions

Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer…

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USCIS Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Following Court Order  As of March 5, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending adjudication of Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers the appropriate response to the court order entered March 4, 2015, in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682…

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Directory of Tax Return Preparers

IRS Launches Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers; Online Tool Offers New Option to Help Taxpayers The IRS has announced the launch of a new, online public directory of tax return preparers to help taxpayers find a tax professional with credentials and select qualifications to help them prepare their tax returns. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue…

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New Phishing Scams

IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam; Don’t Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information IR-2015-31, Feb. 18, 2015 — The IRS has warned return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are…

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IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions

IRS’s Ongoing Efforts to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud IRS YouTube Videos ID Theft: IRS Efforts on Identity Theft: English | Spanish IRS Identity Theft FAQ: First Steps for Victims:  English WASHINGTON — Continuing its enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service has announced the Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions…

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