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NCTC: Improve ITIN Changes to Protect Taxpayers, Voluntary Compliance

ITINsFamilies, the tax professionals trying to help them, and voluntary tax compliance will all suffer from changes in the application process for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs).

That’s the theme of comments NCTC has shared with the IRS regarding the interim ITIN policy changes announced this summer. The comments also make several recommendations for shaping any longer-term adjustments to ITIN policy that the IRS plans to finalize by early fall. Read the rest of this entry

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Targeting Low-Income Kids: More Arguments, Making Even Less Sense

Kids PlayingAs we’ve written before, the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) remains under the gun and, with it, the support on which more than 4 million families rely for feeding, clothing and housing their kids. Two U.S. Senate bills now have joined earlier, U.S. House proposals aimed at eliminating ACTC refunds for households who file their taxes with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) – thus targeting many working taxpayers who are only complying with federal law mandating that they pay taxes. Read the rest of this entry