IRS, States and Tax Industry Renew Alert About Form W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments

FROM THE IRS:  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer's name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.
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Philadelphia Taxes Sweetened Beverages Beginning January 1, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2017, the City of Philadelphia will impose a 1.5 cents per ounce tax on the supply of sweetened beverages to retail dealers, to be paid by distributors of sweetened beverages. Examples of sweetened beverages include soda (regular and diet), non-100% fruit drinks, sports drinks, flavored water, energy drinks, pre-sweetened coffee or tea, and non-alcoholic beverages intended to be mixed into an alcoholic drink. This tax is also levied on syrups and concentrates used to make sweetened drinks.

Dennis K. Dunlap Named Managing Director of Dunlap & Associates, P.C.

Dunlap & Associates, P.C. has named Dennis K. Dunlap, CPA, Shareholder, as its new Managing Director. Dunlap succeeds Larry R. Pickering, who retired on September 30, 2016 after a career spanning 35 years in public accounting.
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City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2016

The City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2016. The new Wage Tax rate for residents of Philadelphia is 3.9004% (.039004). The new Wage Tax rate for non-residents of Philadelphia who are subject to the Philadelphia City Wage Tax is 3.4741% (.034741).

IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bill Emails

From the IRS:  The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Orlando Mass-Shooting

From the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert about possible fake charity scams emerging due to the mass-shooting in Orlando, Florida, and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups.
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