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Blog # 4

Blog # 4 On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the get an IP PIN tool became available at the IRS.gov/IPPIN for taxpayers. Access began for taxpayers who need to retrieve a lost/missing IP PIN or certain taxpayers who want to voluntarily enter the IP PIN opt-in program. The IP PIN is a six-digit number assigned to help […]

Here are reasons for people to file a 2019 tax return

Here are reasons for people to file a 2019 tax return While many people are required to file a tax return. It’s a good idea for everyone to determine if they should file. Some people with low income are not required to file, but will need to do so if they can get a tax […]

3 simple steps to take stock or your finances

Blog #2 3 simple steps to take stock or your finances The new year is a good time to review and update your financial picture. Here are three key steps you could take this month. Update your beneficiary designations It’s critical to name beneficiaries on all your financial accounts, regardless of size. That’s because your […]

IRS open 2019 tax filing season on January 27, 2020

Blog #1 IRS open 2019 tax filing season on January 27, 2020 Tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, January 27, 2020, when the tax agency will being accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns. Deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. […]

Get ready for Taxes: What to know about the amount of a tax refund

Blog # 73 Get ready for Taxes: What to know about the amount of a tax refund  After filing a tax return, a taxpayer will know whether or not they are to receive a tax refund. Sometimes, however, a taxpayer’s refund will be a different amount than they expect. Here are some reasons a taxpayer’s […]

How taxpayers can avoid phishing scams

Blog # 72 How taxpayers can avoid phishing scams Knowledge and awareness are two things that can protect taxpayers from getting caught up in a phishing scam. A phishing scam is often an unsolicited email or a website that looks like a legitimate site designed to trick users. The scams convince people into providing personal […]

Jan. 31 filing deadline remains for employer wage statements, independent contractor forms

Blog # 71 Jan. 31 filing deadline remains for employer wage statements, independent contractor forms Wage statements and independent contractor forms still have a Jan. 31 filing deadline. Before the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers generally had a long period of time to file these forms. But the 2015 law made a […]

Four Common Errors can be Costly to Small Businesses

Blog # 70 Four Common Errors can be Costly to Small Businesses A small business owner wears many different hats. They wear their boss hat one day, the employee hat the next day and when tax season comes around, it might be their tax hat. They may think of doing their taxes as just another […]

It’s time again for ITIN renewals

Taxpayers with individual tax identification numbers should find out if their number expires this year. Which numbers are expiring at the end of this year? Any ITIN with middle digits 83, 84, 85, 86, 87. Any ITIN not used on a tax return in the past three years. Numbers that have expired in 2016, 2017, […]

Eligible employees can use tax-free dollars for medical expenses

With health care open season now underway at many workplaces, the Internal Revenue Service reminds workers they may be eligible to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans. Eligible employees of companies that offer a health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) need to act before their medical plan year begins […]