Hopefully everyone has successfully completed Form 1099 and Form W 2 processing for 2019. We plan to have our fist meeting of SELA in March. Stay tuned for more information.

In the meantime, here are some important tips from the IRS:

IRS News Releases – February 2019

IR-2019-09, February 7, 2019 – Today, towards the end of the second full week of the 2019 tax filing season, the IRS warned taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.

All news releases are available at IRS Newsroom.

Tax Law Updates

Tax Tips

Tax Center of the Week

Tax Professionals
The links on this page provide information such as Service Wide Key Messages, Circular 230, and the Tax Gap for Tax Professionals.

Feel free to incorporate link and description on your website.

Small Business Tax Workshops

Tax workshops are offered in coordination with our partnering organizations. IRS offers small business material for the workshops. For the dates, times, locations and topics, please refer to IRS.gov.


NOTE – If your organization offers tax workshops (for free or for a minimal fee), we can advertise your events at no cost if you agree to use and/or distribute IRS material. Our goal is to make the workshops available to the widest audience. 

Video Tax Tips

Videos are hosted on the IRS YouTube channel – You can watch short, informative videos in English, American Sign Language and other languages.

Other Video Outreach Products

The IRS Video Portal has video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars to share with your membership. See information for Businesses.

  • Tax Reform for You

This webinar provides an overview of who will be eligible for the new Tax Reform provisions of the Qualified Business Income Deduction under Section 199A. It also shows calculations and basics for reporting.

This webinar will give an overview of Tax Reform changes for Employers. Topics will include changes to Employer Credit Family and Medical Leave, Employee Achievement Awards, Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits, and others.

This webinar addresses Tax Reform changes related to Individual Taxpayers. Topics include changes to standard deductions, personal exemptions, itemized deductions, child tax credit, and other changes.

This webinar illustrates why some major segments of the population need to change their withholding soon and familiarizes tax professionals with how to use the IRS withholding calculator to help taxpayers change their withholding.

  • Tax Reform Basics for Small Businesses and Pass-Through Entities
  • The IRS issues tax information by email for many different audiences. Taxpayers can sign up to receive IRS email subscription services by visiting the e-News Subscriptions page on IRS.gov to view all the available subscriptions.
  • E-News Subscriptions
  • This webinar will give an overview of Tax Reform Changes for Small Businesses and Pass-Through Entities. Some of the topics will include changes to estimated taxes, deductions, and depreciation.

Janice M Barrios, CPP


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