Tax season is here and, unfortunately, that means identity theft is something that everyone should be aware of and ready to prevent. Tax-related identity theft has been rising over the last several years and is forecasted to continue. As such, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented a variety of….
The late John Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen”. While a college basketball coach (who happens to rank first in NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four appearances) may seem irrelevant to filing taxes, the truth is that paying meticulous attention….
Contrary to popular belief, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seldom audits taxpayers. In fact, only about 1 percent of all tax returns processed are subject to an IRS audit. However, it is interesting to note that historically wealthier individuals and the most successful of businesses are more likely to get….
Mark Twain once said, “I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.” Expletives aside, paying taxes is stressful to everybody, no matter what specific financial situation one might find themselves in. Almost always met with frustration, stress, and scrambling, tax filing season is something that everyone….
Florida residents who were victims of Hurricane Irma will now have an extended tax deadline. This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that people in parts of Florida and elsewhere who have suffered during Hurricane Irma will now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain business and individual….
There are several important tax return due date changes to note for 2016 tax returns prepared during the 2017 filing season. These changes were part of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 and the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act. Effective January 1, 2017,….
As the clock strikes midnight, Americans celebrate and scream “Happy New Year!”, but many of those same people wake up the next morning with the realization that January 1st means tax season is rapidly approaching. Tax filing season officially starts on January 23rd, and while there is ample time before….
Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, one of the biggest concerns in today’s U.S. economy is our $19.4 trillion deficit. Both parties have a variety of ideas and theories regarding a solution to reduce the United States deficit. One of the most common theories, however, is the consideration….
For all of the procrastinators out there, you’ve got 3 extra days to file your 2016 federal tax return. Typically, the tax return filing deadline is on April 15th each year. In 2016, however, the deadline is on April 18th to reflect the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday’s observation on….
According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), all taxpayers who filed federal income tax returns last year from Florida, Georgia, and District of Columbia are now eligible to obtain an identity protection pin (IP PIN) to help protect from tax-related identity theft. Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a….