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How to know if you need to file taxes.

Here’s what taxpayers should consider when determining if they need to file As people prepare to file their taxes, there are things to consider. They will want to determine if they need to file and the best way to do so. For tax year 2018, all individual taxpayers will file using the new Form 1040. […]

Jan 31 filing deadline for wage statements, contractor forms

The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act requires employers to file their copies of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and […]

If you mailed documents to the IRS and they were returned, read on..

The Tax Court website indicates that mail sent to the court through the U.S.  Postal Service or through designated private delivery services may have been returned undelivered.  If a document you sent to the Tax Court was returned to you, as the Tax Court website indicates, re-mail or re-send the document to the Court with […]

IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers […]

These Tax Credits Can Mean a Refund for Individual Taxpayers

Taxpayers who are not required to file a tax return may want to do so. They might be eligible for a tax refund and don’t even know it. Some taxpayers might qualify for a tax credit that can result in money in their pocket. Taxpayers need to file a 2017 tax return to claim these […]

What Members of Military Should Know about the EITC

What Members of Military Should Know about the Earned Income Tax Credit   The IRS reminds members of the military and veterans that they may qualify for the earned income tax credit. This credit benefits certain people who work and have earned income that’s less than $53,930. A tax credit usually means more money in the […]

Special Rules Help Many with Disabilities Qualify for EITC

IRS: Special Rules Help Many with Disabilities Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit   The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to be aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and correctly claim it if they qualify. The IRS says that many with disabilities miss out on […]

Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren And Their EITC Eligibility

Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Should Check Their Eligibility for EITC   Grandparents who work and are also raising grandchildren might benefit from the earned income tax credit. The IRS encourages these grandparents to find out, not guess, if they qualify for this credit. This is important because grandparents who care for children are often not aware that […]

Tax Preparers: Tips for Hiring a Cybersecurity Professional

To protect their offices and client data, many tax preparers hire a cybersecurity professional. Because every tax office is unique, preparers should consider specific concerns they have. They should present those to their cybersecurity professional, which will help safeguard both the preparer’s business and their clients’ data. The IRS provides these four things for tax preparers […]

IRS and States Warn Employers to Beware of Form W-2 Scam

IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn Employers to Beware of Form W-2 Scam; Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations […]