New Federal Tax Law May Affect Some Refunds Filed in Early 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has announced initial plans for processing tax returns involving the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit during the opening weeks of the 2017 filing season. The IRS is sharing the information now to help the tax community prepare for the 2017 season, and plans are being made for a wider communication effort this …

Tax season is over, Now what?

Just because tax season is over, doesn’t mean you should avoid thinking about it for 12 months. We’re all having different reactions after submitting our returns: some of us are still in reeling because our liability was greater than anticipated. Others are joyfully planning ways to spend their big refunds. Because so much of your money ends up in the …

Don’t be Fooled; IRS Scams Continue to Pose Serious Threat

As tax season is coming to a close, the IRS is warning people to be alert for scams.  Top items the IRS is warning people to watch for. Telephone Scams.  Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain an ongoing threat. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent years as scam artists …

Rescue a pet

Here at BATS Xpress we are ardent supporters of animal adoption.  Please, when considering your next pet, consider local rescues and shelters.

IRS Phone Scam still high on the list

It is that time of year for IRS scams again.  We have had several customers called by individuals claiming to be from the IRS.  They threaten you with serious penalties and lawsuits. It sounds scary and when you aren’t expecting it IS scary. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, …

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2016 R5

Intuit released the QuickBooks 2016 R5 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. This is available as a manual update from the Intuit support website. It is currently being pushed as an automatic update. The biggest issue is a change that relates to PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance – if you need this, then you have to do some extra …