The IRS has just released a new app in time for the tax season. The app will allow users to check refunds and review new information.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has entered the mobile age with Android and iPhone applications that allow taxpayers to check refunds and get new information.
Released on Monday, the IRS2Go application can be found and downloaded for free on the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace.
“This new smart phone app reflects our commitment to modernizing the agency and engaging taxpayers where they want when they want it,” stated IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a press release. “As technology evolves and younger taxpayers get their information in new ways, we will keep innovating to make it easy for all taxpayers to access helpful information.”
The IRS joined the social media revolution in 2009 with a YouTube page, began using Twitter last year, and they even put out a tax tips podcast.
The new mobile app, which is one of only a handful put out by the federal government, promises to a safe and secure way to help… continue reading
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In Philadelphia, a bar code error has led to a delay in Social Security checks to some groups of people. The error has been corrected and those who did not receive their checks Jan. 12 will begin to see their benefits come in.
Area residents who did not receive their Social Security benefit checks as scheduled Jan. 12 should receive them today or Friday, officials said.
Aiden Diviny, a public affairs specialist from the Social Security Administration’s Philadelphia office, said approximately 405 people in the Hazleton area did not get checks in the mail.
“The first report we had was (Tuesday),” Diviny said Wednesday. “Our field offices reported to us that they had numerous calls and visits from people who didn’t get their benefit checks.”
Social Security officials worked with the U.S. Postal Service to track down the undelivered checks, he said, and on Wednesday afternoon, a supervisor in the postal service’s Lehigh Valley sorting facility found them.
According to Diviny, the checks were slated for delivery to area ZIP codes from 18201 to 18249.
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that medical residents are not exempt from paying taxes. This comes after a long battle between the IRS and big hospitals around the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Internal Revenue Service requirement that medical residents pay Social Security taxes.
The ruling would appear to settle a long fight between the IRS and teaching hospitals including Mayo Clinic, and deprives the hospitals of millions they had hoped not to have to pay the government in the future.
Full-time students are generally exempt from Social Security taxes, but law clerks and tradesman apprentices are not.
In a 2005 rule, the IRS said a full-time employee is one that works more than 40 hours a week, and said medical residents were not part of the “student” category.
Mayo Clinic challenged the rule, arguing that like other students, residents attend lectures, perform laboratory work and are focused primarily on learning.
The high court, in an unanimous… continue reading
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