Follow-up on IRS Impersonators | Southern Minnesota

Q:  I heard that criminals are impersonating IRS agents with aggressive and threatening phone calls, is this true? A:  Yes, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced that they have received reports of roughly 896,000 contacts and have become aware of over 5,000 victims who have collectively paid over $26,500,000 as a result … Read more

Salaries & Overtime | Southern Minnesota

Q:  I get paid a salary at my new job, and they have me working tons of overtime–which I don’t get paid for.  I heard that under the new DOL rules, they now have to pay me overtime, is that correct? A:  Effective December 1, 2016, salaried employees who earn less than $46,467 per year must … Read more

New Tax Return Due Dates | Rice County, Minnesota

Q:  I heard the IRS changed the due dates of our tax returns this year, is that correct? A:  Actually, Congress changed the due dates by the PATH Act (Protect Americans from Tax Hikes) of 2015, but, YES, returns are due earlier.  The new deadline date for returns are as follows: January 31st due to both … Read more