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IRS Now Accepting Returns Claiming Some (But Not All) Tax Extenders

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that it is now ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits which were recently renewed retroactively.

IRS Issues Guidance For Deducting Home Equity Loan Interest Under The New Tax Law

Taxpayers and tax professionals had questions about what the new tax law meant for homeowners with debt. Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally issued guidance concerning deducting interest paid on home equity loans.

Ask The Taxgirl: Help With A Corrected W-2

It's Ask The Taxgirl! Today, I focus on what to do with a corrected W-2 (otherwise known as a form W-2c).

Understanding Your Tax Forms: Form W-2, Wage And Tax Statement

Here's what you need to know about the form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for 2018.

Ask The Taxgirl: Dealing With An Uncooperative Tax Preparer

It's Ask The Taxgirl! Today I tackle how to handle an uncooperative tax preparer.

10 Facts About Presidents And Tax – And Why It’s Not Really Presidents’ Day

We're celebrating Presidents' Day across the country today - even though that's not 100% accurate. To mark the day, here are ten quick facts about tax and our presidents.

2018 Tax Refund Chart Can Help You Guess When You’ll Receive Your Money

Looking for your tax refund? Here's a chart of projected refund dates, along with information that you need to know about your tax refund.

Do You Need To Pay Tax On Your Social Security Benefits?

At the end of last year, nearly 67 million people collected a Social Security check. The majority of those beneficiaries (47 million) were over the age of 65. Each year, many seniors grapple with whether any or all of those benefits are taxable. Here's what you need to know.

Calling The IRS? Be Prepared To Prove Who You Are

With tax refund scams on the rise and identity theft a pressing concern, be prepared to answer more questions when you reach out to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

IRS Issues Urgent Warning On New Tax Refund Scam – And It’s Not What You’d Expect

Just when you thought you’d read about all of the tax scams: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about a new – and growing – scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into real taxpayer bank accounts. Then, the crooks use various tactics to con taxpayers into turning over the funds. It’s a new twist […]

Treasury Proposes To Strike Nearly 300 Tax Regulations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has proposed the repeal of nearly 300 tax regulations that are "unnecessary, duplicative or obsolete and force taxpayers to navigate needlessly complex or confusing rules." Tax Regulations are considered the official interpretation of the Tax Code.

If You’ve Already Filed, Here’s What You Need To Do About Those Tax Extenders

As of last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had already received 18,302,000 tax returns and had processed 17,931,000; that number is likely double by now. If you've already filed your tax return and think you might be affected by the tax extenders provisions, here's what you need to do.

Tax Facts Mixed With IRS Tax Fiction You Need To Know For The 2018 Tax Season

The 2018 filing season kicked off on January 29, 2018. Here's a mix of facts and fiction - including tax refund information - to help you navigate the tax season.

Thanks To Taxes, Minnesota Could Be The Real Winner Of Super Bowl LII

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles will face down reigning Super Bowl champions New England Patriots in a fight for football greatness. But the real winner of the day may be Minnesota - thanks to taxes.

Five Things You Need To Know About Identity Theft And Tax Returns

With tax season in full swing, identity theft related tax fraud has become a hot topic. While taking steps to protect yourself from identity theft is always smart, it's important that you don't get too caught up in the hype. Here are five things you need to know about identity theft and tax returns.

As Tax Season Opens, IRS Issues Reminders About W-2 Identity Theft Scam

Tax forms were due to most taxpayers yesterday (click here for more about due dates) but that doesn't mean that scammers are taking a break. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to remind taxpayers about a form W-2 phishing scam that could make the rounds again in 2018.

Tax Refund Challenge: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Tax season opens today. If you received a tax refund check, how would you spend it? Here's my answer.

As Tax Season Kicks Off, Here’s What’s New On Your 2017 Tax Return

With tax season for the 2017 tax year just around the corner, taxpayers want to know what's new for 2017. Here's what you need to know about changes to your 2017 tax returns (the one you'll be filing beginning on Monday).

Do You Need To File A Tax Return In 2018?

Tax season opens on Monday, January 29, 2018. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects to process nearly 155 million individual tax returns in 2018. Will you be filing one of those returns? And more important, do you need to? Here's what you need to know.

7 Reasons You Might Have Been Turned Down For A Refund Anticipation Loan

Some taxpayers use a tax Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) to bridge the gap between the first of the year and mid-to-late February. Sometimes, you'll get turned down. If you've been turned down for a tax refund-related loan, it might have been for one of these reasons.

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