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IRS believes identity thieves are from Russia

...and Sen. Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the Finance Committee, quietly launched an investigation into how online tax preparers and prepaid debit card providers screen to prevent identity thieves from stealing tax refunds. Hatch publicly disclosed...
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Anchorage family clings to hope murder will be solved

...Department of Public Safety."It means pretty much that we have no more hope," said Judy Connolly, a 74-year-old tax preparer, Texas Hold 'em poker player and grandmother who lives in Anchorage.James Gallan, the trooper investigator currently...
Tax problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

...low-income people with health insurance and taxes. "It could have been worse, quite honestly. I think a lot of tax preparers didn't know how to do these (forms) either."The 1.8 million households with tax issues represent 40 percent...
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Slack Tide: Protaxination time

...30 years. Suffice to say, homeboy knows his way around a 1040. So really, I just have to prepare my taxes for my tax preparer. Now, I'm not quite sure what his preparations involve, but he never fails to produce at least enough of a refund...
Today in history

...Beverly Hills, California, at age 75. Richard Bloch (cq), co-founder of H&R Block, the world's largest tax preparer, died in Kansas City, Missouri, at age 78.Five years ago: The Senate voted to terminate further production of...
Kenai library one of six nominated for national award

...the nomination include the taxpayer advocate service, which allows library users to talk person-to-person with a tax preparer. Library users who had questions during tax season had an opportunity to work with someone through a webcam thanks...
New tax preparation oversight should benefit taxpayers Letter to the editor

...preparation industry, including Alaska's 1,600 tax preparers. Most tax preparers are dedicated to quality tax return preparation...mid-2011, the IRS plans to require that certain paid tax preparers pass a competency test. CPAs, attorneys and...
Court volunteer views her job as important as ever

...personal to discuss. She described her life experience as "a little bit of everything." She has been an accountant and tax preparer and done building maintenance and construction work. She grew up in Oregon. Her parents lived in Juneau in 1988 when...
Juneau Empire Story Archive available. Some professional tax preparers will accept new clients on a case-by-case...Elgee, Rehfeld and Funk. Most tax preparers charge based on the number of forms...65 to $300, said Robyn Gee, a tax preparer at Brown & Associates. Free help...
Alaskans miss $510,000 in tax refunds

...the refund were completed by a tax preparer, IRS officials said. "We are surprised how many tax preparers are overlooking the telephone tax...get it, whether they are using a tax preparer or doing the return themselves...


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