Notice from Executive Director Janet Downs August 15, 2017

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Janet Downs, EA,


In Memory of Richard Weston, August 13, 2017

Heart of the Ozarks Chapter is mourning one of our retired longtime members.  Richard Weston, husband of Lois Weston, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Elfindale manor in Springfield after a strong battle against cancer.

The Weston’s have been a strong MSA family.  Lois served as State President from 2007 to 2008.  Normally where you saw Lois, Richard was right by her side.

All MSA members join in offering condolences and prayers to Lois and all her family and for the loss of our MSA friend, Richard Weston.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 17th, 2017, 4:30pm - 7:00pm at the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 4500 S. Lone Pine Ave, Springfield, MO 65804. Funeral Service: Friday at 10 AM, at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4216 S Charleston Ave.,Springfield, MO 65804.  Richard's Obituary may be viewed here.



irs logo white bg  QuickAlerts for Electronic ACA Information Returns, August 16, 2017

The IRS today announced that a planned outage of all e-Services tools and applications has been postponed. The extended delay will allow for some additional improvements to take place in the final product. ......

Don’t Take the Bait, Step 6: Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam

irs logo white bg  IRS Tax Tip-2017-130, August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2. ......

Be Alert to Scammers Who Pose as the IRS

irs logo white bg  IRS Tax Tip-2017-19, August 14, 2017

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS continue to target taxpayers. These scams take many different forms...

e-News for Tax Professionals August 11, 2017

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August 11, 2017

Issue Number: 2017-32
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IRS Begins Issuing Notices to Taxpayers whose ITINs Expire by End of 2017

irs logo white bg  IRS Newswire-2017-128, August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service began mailing letters this month to more than 1 million taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer ‎Identification Numbers and urges recipients to renew them as quickly as possible to avoid tax refund and processing delays. Read More:

Don't Take the Bait, Step 5: Prevent Remote Access Takeover Attacks

irs logo white bg  IRS Newswire-2017-127, August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that their entire digital network could be at risk for remote takeover by cybercriminals. Such a takeover could lead to fraudulent tax filings and damage to their clients. Read More:

Quick Alerts for Tax Professionals August 4, 2017

Quick Alerts for Tax Professionals
August 4, 2017

Urgent Message for all e-Services User

Planned Outage for all e-Service users; Impact to State e-file/TDS applications

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e-News for Tax Professionals August 4, 2017

e-News for Tax Professionals
August 4, 2017

Issue Number:  2017-31
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St. Louis Chapter Meeting Notice

St. Louis Chapter Annual Picnic August 27, 2017

Kansas City Chapter Meeting Notice

The next Kansas City Chapter Meeting August 17, 2017 

Heart of the Ozarks Chapter

The next Heart of the Ozarks Chapter meeting will be
August 17, 2017


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