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How to obtain your previous years tax returns

Help is available for taxpayers who need tax information for prior years, but who didn’t keep copies of their returns. There are options for helping taxpayers get the information they need. Taxpayers should generally keep copies of their tax returns and any documentation for at least three years after they file. If taxpayers didn’t keep […]

Things to keep in mind when choosing a tax preparer.

The tax filing season is upon us, and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely. This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this […]

Get ready for taxes with us here at Tax Associates, Inc

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refund by a certain date, especially when making major purchases or paying bills. Some tax returns may require additional review and those refunds may take longer. Many factors affect refund timing Just as each tax return is unique […]

How taxpayers can make sure their donations are tax deductible

It’s that time of year when taxpayers are thinking about how they want to give back, and many taxpayers will want to donate to a charity that means something to them. The IRS has a tool that may help them make sure their donations are as beneficial as possible. Tax Exempt Organization Search on IRS.gov is […]

IRS encourages preparation for natural disaster

As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Taxpayers, whether individuals, organizations or businesses, should take time now to create or update their emergency plans. Taxpayers can begin getting ready for a disaster with a preparedness plan that includes […]

Act promptly to avoid revocation of passports

Individuals with significant tax debt should act promptly to avoid revocation of passports The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later. Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, […]

Report health care coverage on 2018 tax return

As taxpayers are completing their 2018 tax returns this year, they must complete the lines related to health care. For tax year 2018, the IRS will not consider a return complete and accurate if individuals do not do one of the following on their return: Report full-year health coverage Claim a coverage exemption Report and […]

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 […]