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2D or not 2D, That is the Question

2D or not 2D, That is the Question

It is true that the Social Security Administration (SSA) released standards this year for printing 2D barcodes on Forms W-2 and W-3. It is also true that the IRS released alternative versions of Forms W-2 and W-3 to support the 2D barcode. So why might you receive a W-2 from a taxpayer with no 2D barcode? Here are 2 reasons why:…

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Let My PTIN Go

Let My PTIN Go

The IRS issued notice 2011-11, which will allow certain tax preparers who have applied to register or obtain a PTIN, to file tax returns using either their old PTIN or their SSN until they receive a response on their application. The notice indicates that these preparers will receive instructions from the on-line application process on how to proceed.…

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A Dream Comes Full Circle

A Dream Comes Full Circle

Himes’s story begins when she was a high-school student in West Virginia. She enjoyed serving others and was good with numbers, so it made sense that her dream was to someday become an accountant.…

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