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2016 Tax Season Opens January 19th

Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. The IRS will begin accepting individual electronic…
Merry Christmas

Holiday Schedule at the Office

Our office will be open on Monday and Tuesday December 21 and 22. We will be closed Wednesday through Friday for Christmas. We will reopen on Monday and Tuesday December 28 and 29, and will be closed Wednesday through Friday…

Taxpayer Service at the IRS

When I received this email from a taxpayer last week, I realized that things are perhaps even worse than I imagined in my recent article. I need to set up an appointment to see you.  IRS will not answer their…

Taxpayer Information Accessed at IRS

The IRS announced late yesterday that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through the IRS online “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security numbers, date of birth…
Cook & Co. Staff Dining at Pappadeaux's

ALSEA 2015 Spring Seminar

The Alabama Society of Enrolled Agents held it’s Semi-Annual Board Meeting on Sunday May 17th in the Walker Boardroom at the Birmingham Marriott. We discussed all of the routine business that an organization like ours has to deal with, but…
Greg Cook and Reggie Wright Representatives of ALSEA

Practitioners Council Liaison Meeting

The IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Stakeholder Liaison Office holds semi-annual local liaison meetings at IRS headquarters in Birmingham for the tax professional community. These sessions are designed to share important information about IRS programs and issues with representatives of the various…

After Tax Season Hours

Our office will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday April 15th and reopen on Monday April 20th at 9:00 am. Our normal hours after tax season are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am -5:00 pm Central Time.

Happy Easter 2015!

Bing Crosby recorded an Irving Berlin penned song in 1950, “Easter Parade”. The flip side of that record was a song entitled “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For”. That is my sentiment this Easter Sunday 2015. I’ve got plenty…