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IRS Posts Spanish Form 1010

For the first time, the Internal Revenue Service has posted a Spanish version of Form 1040 and related instructions. Both are available as PDF downloads on the agency’s site at IRS.gov, the IRS said this week.

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Blucora: Not Right Time to Sell TaxAct

Blucora says it not the right time to sell its TaxAct software business as demanded by an insurgent investor group. Blucora reports “long before Ancora began buying shares, Blucora’s Board and management had begun considering such scenarios with independent financial advisors.”

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Parent Grows Liberty Tax as Sale Looms

The Franchise Group, parent to Liberty Tax, has outlined a plan to grow the tax preparation business despite the looming sale of Liberty. During its recent webcast for earnings for the year during December 31, the Franchise Group said it is planning on establishing Liberty offices and kiosks in locations of two of its other properties.

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Block Grew Wave Revs 30 Percent

H&R Block said that Wave revenue grew by 30 percent for the third quarter ended January 31. The tax services company made the comments during an earnings webcast.

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Returns Filed Catch up by Five Points

The filing of tax returns continues to catch up with the 2020 season. The number of returns filed through March 5 were down by 18.1 from the corresponding period ended March 6, 2020, an improvement for being 23.7 percent behind last year in the prior weekly filing report.

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Dallas Preparer Ordered to Pay $11.9M

A North Dallas, Texas, tax preparer has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and ordered to pay the government $11.9 million in restitution. Alma Jean Gilbert, age 54, was sentenced after pleading guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a materially false tax return in October 2019.

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Returns Up 30.5 Percent Over Prior Week

The Internal Revenue Service has received 45,271,000 returns for the tax season through February 26, a 30.5-percent increase from 34,693,000 reported the prior week. The numbers still lag behind 2020 as the recent statistics were for 15 filing days, as opposed to 33 days for the comparable period in 2020.

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AICPA Wants Later Tax Deadline

The American Institute of CPAs has asked the Internal Revenue Service to extend this year’s tax filing and payment deadlines until June 15. This follows a letter earlier this week in which the AICPA urged the IRS and Treasury Department to give adequate notice of any postponements.

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IRS Reports Eight Days of Filing

The Internal Revenue Service has reported there were 34,693,000 tax returns filed in the first eight days of the tax season. But the February 12 start to the season meant that the report for the period ended February 19 compared to the year earlier season-to-date which reflected 26 days of filing in 2019.

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Late Forms Cut Intuit’s Tax Pro Revenue

Revenue for Intuit’s ProConnect Group was hurt by a delay in forms availability, the software company said this week. Intuit reported revenue for that segment dropped by 8 percent for the second quarter ended January 31.

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