OUR CLIENT PORTAL
At Lewis & Schiefer, LLC, it is our goal to use electronic communication
as much as possible and reduce our environmental footprint.
Soon we will be offering electronic delivery of your annual tax preparation
packet through encrypted email. This is the first step towards transitioning
into several new phases of digital business for us.
For many years, we have been communicating electronically with the IRS as part
of the work we do for our clients. We see establishing our future online Client
Portal as part of an advanced and more available means of doing business.
We hope that everyone who already enjoys the many benefits that the internet
is now providing, will find managing your tax documents online an extra benefit
at Lewis & Schiefer, LLC.
In the future, we will be seeking your input, while we build your personal profile
and establish your connectivity.
We appreciate your patience and sincerely look forward to serving you.
Joe Schiefer, E.A. & Roy A. Lewis, E.A.
TAX REFUND DELAYS COULD BE DELAYED IN 2017
October 21, 2016
The IRS has announced some people may have their tax refunds delayed next year.
These tax refund delays are due to fraud prevention measures. Your refund is
particularly likely to be delayed if you receive the earned income tax credit
or additional child tax credit.
Tax Refund Delays: What You Can Do
Starting in 2017, the IRS will be required to hold the entire refunds for taxpayers
receiving such credits until at least February 15. This is intended to give
the IRS more time to help detect and prevent fraud. As you might imagine, the
IRS faces a lot of fraud attempts. In fact, tax time is a great time for scammers
to try and commit fraud.
Even if you don't get these credits your refund may be delayed due to increased
security screenings the IRS has put in place to combat identity theft and tax
refund fraud. However, the IRS says that most refunds will still be issued within
the normal timeframe...