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Tax tips for first-time filers

Tax tips for first-time filers

The Internal Revenue Service receives tax returns from millions of Americans each year. They're all first-time filers. Whether you are a first-time or experienced taxpayer, dealing with the IRS can be intimidating. For newbies, the task also can be overwhelming. But...

Reasons to file a tax return even if you don’t have to

Reasons to file a tax return even if you don’t have to

In 2019, the Internal Revenue Service received nearly 156 million tax returns. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the number of 1040s filed hit 169.7 million. 2021 saw 169.1 million returns sent to the IRS, and 2022 saw 164.3 returns sent. During 2020-2022, the...

How to handle a tax audit

How to handle a tax audit

Don't panic! The keys to success are being well prepared, establishing credibility right away, and keeping your wits about you. The IRS wanting to examine your return is quite a shock, no matter why you were chosen. You could not escape the anxiety that comes with an...

What Are Your Chances of Being Audited?

What Are Your Chances of Being Audited?

IRS audits are more likely to occur if you have these red flags on your return. If you are preparing to file your tax return, you may wonder if the IRS will audit it. Most people can breathe easily because the vast majority of individual returns escape the audit...

2022 taxes

2022 taxes

Tax filing rolls around every year. But every year, there also are a few changes that make the process slightly different from prior filings. We didn't have any major tax law changes in 2022. But some old rules come into play, as does the expiration of some tax breaks...

Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

Tax filing season will be here soon. As people begin to gather their documents and receipts in preparation of filing a tax return, many are also choosing to use a professional tax return preparer.  Anyone with an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number can be a paid...

Get Ready For 2023

Get Ready For 2023

Just because you filed your tax return, it
doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about
taxes for the rest of the year. What you do
during the year may affect any tax you could
owe or refund you may expect next year.

Now preparing taxes in 34 States

Now preparing taxes in 34 States

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Tax Donation Tips for Giving

Tax Donation Tips for Giving

Most people don't give to good causes because they get tax breaks. Thank goodness for that, since the 2017 tax reform bill made it more difficult to claim a charitable deduction for donations. And that brings us to the first of this post's six charitable donation tax...

Standard Tax Deduction in 2023 gets great boost

Standard Tax Deduction in 2023 gets great boost

The standard deduction train picked up even more passengers after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 essentially doubled the standard amounts. And those now more valuable deduction amounts are getting even better, thanks to the recent, and historic, inflation...

Tyler Perry’s audit ends in $9M refund, and firing of accountants

Tyler Perry’s audit ends in $9M refund, and firing of accountants

Perry's IRS story also was recounted by Black Enterprise. The coverage from both websites earns this weekend's dual weekend's Saturday Shout Out. Paying for proper advice: Perry's point is well taken. The goal of all taxpayers, and their professional tax...

Social Security increasing wage base to $160,200 in 2023

Social Security increasing wage base to $160,200 in 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) gave retirees and other recipients of the program's payments good news this week. Next year, they'll get an 8.7 percent cost-of-living increase. That's the highest in more than 40 years, and comes on the heels of this...

Some States Are Sending Out Stimulus Checks—Is Yours Next?

Some States Are Sending Out Stimulus Checks—Is Yours Next?

With little immediate relief from the federal government to respond to record inflation, 18 states are sending —or have already sent—payments to taxpayers.. And while some of these payments are for hundreds of dollars, they’re unlikely to have a big impact on...

IRS NEWSLETTERS

IRS NEWSLETTERS

When the IRS needs to ask a question about a taxpayer’s tax return, notify them about a change to their account, or request a payment, the agency often mails a letter or notice to the taxpayer. Getting mail from the IRS is not a cause for panic but, it should not be...

IRS backlog at 8.2 million tax returns

IRS backlog at 8.2 million tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service says it has made progress this summer in reducing its COVID-created paperwork backlog. In fact, it has caught up on last year's stacked up filings that didn't have issues. "The IRS is opening mail within normal timeframes and all...

Why Don’t deposit a wrong IRS refund check

Why Don’t deposit a wrong IRS refund check

Remember earlier this summer when a South American worker got a paycheck of more than $165 million Chilean pesos, or nearly $184,000 in U.S. dollars? It was a mistake. And while the man reported the overpayment to his supervisors, he also decided to take the...