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10% off SuppliesIn this issue:

  • Fall Renewal/Confirmation Notices
  • Beware of Scams!
  • Please Inspect Your Order
  • W2/1099 Released

Fall Renewal/Confirmation Notices
Summer is officially over, which means it's time for fall renewal and confirmation notices. If you have not renewed your CFS products for 2015, you may have already received a fall renewal notice; if you have renewed, you will soon receive a notice confirming the products you have ordered.

If you haven't renewed, please consider the following benefits of renewing now:

  • Avoid the stress of having to place your order when your office and ours are at their busiest.
  • Resolve potential software or hardware problems before tax season begins by installing and testing your software early.

Plus, if you renew by October 31st, you will receive:

  • 10% off the first-time purchase of additional CFS software or network upgrades, and
  • 10% off forms, envelopes, and tax supplies.

Click here to log in to your MyCFS account and renew online.

Beware of Scams!
All of us have received the phony e-mails—some of us have even received the threatening phone calls—purporting to come from the IRS. And we all probably know at least one person who was taken in by one of these scams. To the untrained eye, the e-mails look legitimate. They are generally "phishing" schemes, containing a link to a web site where victims are asked to furnish personal and financial information. The phone callers sound convincing, too, and know just how to scare people into giving up credit or debit card information.

Do your clients a favor and warn them about such scams. Refer them to the IRS web site for information on the latest scams. Have them forward any suspicious e-mail claiming to be from the IRS to you so that you can forward it to the IRS, or instruct them to forward the e-mail directly to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

"The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the email to phishing@irs.gov." (IR-2014-81)

Please Inspect Your Order
When you receive an order of tax forms or supplies from us, please make sure that you inspect it immediately. Verify that we sent the correct items, and that there is nothing you forgot to order. Keep in mind that items may be damaged in transit.

Damages or discrepancies must be reported within 14 days of receiving your order. Our supplies return policy covers you for 30 days, but tax forms cannot be returned for refund after December 15th.

W2/1099 Released
W2/1099 Payroll System has been released and is available for download. If you already have another 2014 Payroll System program installed (941/940, LivePayroll, or Corrector), you don't need to install the full program. Simply select "Update from the Web" from the Internet Options menu of Payroll System 2014, or download and install the update from our web site, here.

Make sure you are using the correct license code. If, like most customers, you purchased W2/1099 after you purchased other CFS programs, the license code you received when you purchased those other programs will not work for W2/1099. You must use the new license code you received when you purchased W2/1099. To update your license code, select "Firm Information..." from the File menu, and enter your new license code in the License Code field. You can obtain your current license code by by logging in to your MyCFS account, here.

W2/1099 E-File Add-OnFor tips on using W2/1099, including detailed instructions on how to obtain and update your license code, see the Year-end Forms Filing Tips for W-2s and 1099s video on our Instructional Videos page.

We will begin shipping CDs and form starter kits next month. You will receive a CD if you paid for the CD shipping option when you ordered the program. You will receive a form starter kit—an assortment of red forms, envelopes, and blank perforated stock—if you are a first-time purchaser of W2/1099 or if you renewed it by May 31st. If you are to receive both a CD and a starter kit, in most cases they will arrive in the same shipment.

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TaxTools '14 & '15 . . . . . . . . . . $199
CA 571 Preparer '14 & '15. . . . . . . $ 99
W4 Calculator '14 & '15. . . . . . . . $ 89

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