Category Archives: Tax

IRS opens 2019 tax filing season for individual filers on Jan. 27

WASHINGTON ? The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns. The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. More … Continue reading

IRS: Recent legislation requires tax exempt organizations to e-file forms

IR-2019-206, December 13, 2019 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service said today that the Taxpayer First Act, enacted July 1, requires tax exempt organizations to electronically file information returns and related forms. The new law affects tax exempt organizations in tax years beginning after July 1, 2019. The following IRS forms are included in the … Continue reading

Get Ready for Taxes: Important Things to Know About Refunds

WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refund by a specific date, especially when having 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 … Continue reading

Security Summit Warns of New IRS Impersonation Email Scam; Reminds Taxpayers the IRS Does Not Send Unsolicited Emails

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email. Remember: the IRS does not send unsolicited emails and never emails taxpayers about the status of refunds. The IRS this week detected this new scam as taxpayers … Continue reading

Members of the armed forces are entitled to certain tax benefits

Members of the military and their families often qualify for special tax benefits. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. In addition, special rules could lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay for their federal taxes. Here are … Continue reading

IRS reminder: Taxpayers can help determine the right amount of tax to withhold from their paychecks by doing a Paycheck Checkup now

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to look at their tax withholding now to take charge of their tax situation and avoid a surprise at tax time next year. Doing a Paycheck Checkup now using the IRS Withholding Calculator means taxpayers have the majority of the year to spread out any changes they make to their withholding. … Continue reading