In order to reign in tax fraud new procedures have been imposed on taxpayers and tax professionals. Please understand that the CPA community was informed late in the process nor did they participate in the drafting of these new procedures. They are:
– IRS requires certain questions be answered in order to receive the following tax credits: Earned income credit, Child tax credits and education credits.
– New York State now requires authentication of the taxpayer by providing their drivers license’s document number, identification number, issuance date, expiration, and state of issuance or a state identification card if they do not have a valid drivers license.