A Tax Return with All Zeros Can’t Be E-filed

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

A tax return must have a non-zero amount for total income, adjusted gross income, tax owed, tax credits, total tax, or total payments. If those fields are all zeros, the return cannot be e-filed.

Hold the Phone on the IRS E-file Outrage Machine

By | May 7th, 2014|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

UPDATE 5/21/14: I was wrong. Don't hold the phone on being outraged. We all should be outraged. See my updated blog post here. ----- Earlier this week, the tax pro community -- myself included -- were outraged at apparent new IRS requirements for tax pros who e-file. Read Russ Fox's posts here and here for further [...]

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Minnesota Launches New and Improved E-Services

By | August 23rd, 2011|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says it will start transitioning businesses to a new e-services system called "Minnesota e-services."  The Department says it will start with a small number of businesses to test the system, but will transition all businesses over before the end of the year.  A tutorial should be posted by the end of [...]

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One Billionth Tax Return E-filed

By | June 10th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

The IRS says the one-billionth tax return in the history of e-filing was e-filed recently.  From an IRS news release: IRS e-file has reached a major milestone as it passed the one billion mark for individual tax returns processed safely and securely since 1986. The Internal Revenue Service’s electronic filing program started as a pilot project [...]

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