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Late Tax Season Start Cuts Intuit 2Q

Intuit says the late start to the tax season will cut from 23 percent to 25 percent of its revenue from the first quarter ended January 31. The company this week also adjusted its expected operating income to an operating loss.

Intuit can be expected to make up much of the revenue in the current quarter with the February 12 start to tax season. Last year's July 15 tax season deadline similarly moved a substantial amount of revenue from the April quarter to the July quarter.

The company expects revenue of $1.57 billion to $1.576 billion for the first quarter, down from the prior rang of $1,935 billion to $1.965 billion. Instead of operating income of $171 million to $191 million, Intuit now says it will reports an operating loss of $30 million to $25 million.

Earnings per share will drop significantly falling to six cents to seven cents per share, down from the previous expectation of 43 cents to 49 cent per share.

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Tax Forums Go Virtual Again

The IRS Tax Forums will be held virtually again this year. Internal Revenue Service announced the format as it said registration this year opens on March 1 for  2021 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and Expo.

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Preparer to Pay $1.2 Million Restitution

A Maryland man working as a tax preparer in New Jersey has been sentenced to five years in prison. Joseph Kenny Batts, age 52, of Elkridge, Md., was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

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SafeSend Rebrands, Refreshes

SafeSend has rebranded and overhauled its website. The company, whose software automates assembly, delivery and e-signing of prepared returns, said it has also added resources to the site

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Court Bars Repeat Tax Prep Offenders

A federal court has barred a West Palm Beach, Fla., tax return preparer and her business from preparing federal income tax for others. The action was taken against Lena Cotton, who has been held in contempt of court for twice violating court orders. and her business Professional Accounting LDC LLC.

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IRS Names Experience Officer

The Internal Revenue Service has named Ken Corbin as its first chief taxpayer experience officer. He will assume those duties while continuing in his role as IRS wage and investment commissioner, the agency’s largest operating division.

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TaxAct Opens Pro Assistance Service

TaxAct has opened a service via which its customers can receive support from tax professionals. TaxAct Xpert Help enables users to connect with advisors via an in-product link.

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IRS to Launch Tax Pro Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service this summer will launch Tax Pro Accounts, the agency said this week. The IRS said the system will initially enable tax This summer, the IRS plans to launch the Tax Pro Account. Its initial functionality will allow tax professionals to initiate a third-party authorization on IRS.gov and send it to a client's IRS online account.

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 Corvee Releases Tax Questionnaires

Corvee has released its 2021 tax season questionnaires. Also released were file requests and engagement letters which are within the company’s tax planning software.

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CrossLink Inks Payments Agreement

CrossLink Professional Tax Solutions is offering integrated payment processing for tax preparers utilizing its CrossLink Online application. The capability is being offered through an agreement with PayJunction.

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