Category Archives: USA

IRS Phone Numbers / Helpdesk

By | February 20, 2019

IRS Phone Numbers / Helpdesk Verify your identity when you call IRS representatives must verify your identity before discussing your personal information. Have the following ready when you call: Individuals Social Security numbers (SSN) and birth dates Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for taxpayers without a Social Security number Filing status – single, head of household,… Read More »

How to file Federal Taxes for Free

By | February 20, 2019

How to file Federal Taxes for Free Free File is open for business! Click the Start Free File Now button to file your FREE federal return. The new tax law may affect your tax return. Review IRS Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families (PDF). Welcome to Free File, where you can prepare and… Read More »

How to Check Where is my Refund from IRS

By | February 1, 2019

Check Where’s My Refund from IRS? Where’s My Refund? (Click here) will give you the status of your refund. You can check the status within 24 hours after we’ve received your e-file return or 4 weeks after you’ve mailed a paper return. It has the most up to date information about your refund. Telephone Access If you don’t… Read More »

USA IRS : Companies can visit IRS.gov to find out how the tax reform affects your bottom line

By | December 31, 2018

Companies can visit IRS.gov to find out how the tax reform affects your bottom line Some companies may have questions about how the law affects 2017 tax reform organization and final results. IRS.gov is a great place to find answers. Here are several pages on the website of the IRS that address tax reform. Companies… Read More »

USA IRS : Individuals can find answers to their questions about tax reform on IRS.gov

By | December 31, 2018

Individuals can find answers to their questions about tax reform on IRS.gov Tax reform legislation passed in December 2017 affects almost every taxpayer. The IRS is working closely with partners in the tax return preparation and tax software industries to prepare for tax reform affecting tax year 2018. This ongoing collaboration ensures that taxpayers can… Read More »

USA IRS : People can find answers to questions about tax reform in IRS.gov

By | December 31, 2018

People can find answers to questions about tax reform in IRS.gov Tax reform legislation passed in December 2017 affects almost all taxpayers. The IRS is working with partners in the preparation of tax returns and tax software industry to prepare for the tax reform affecting the tax year 2018. This ongoing collaboration ensures that taxpayers… Read More »

USA IRS : Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock

By | October 7, 2018

Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may get extra time to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales. Here are some facts about this to help farmers understand how the deferral works and… Read More »

USA IRS : Information to help taxpayers understand the different tax filing statuses to file your taxes

By | October 7, 2018

Information to help taxpayers understand the different tax filing statuses to file your taxes   Taxpayers usually do not think about their marital status until they file their taxes. However, the marital status of a taxpayer could change during the year, so it is always a good time for a taxpayer to know the different… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS issues guidance on changes in Employment Law and Tax Reduction deductions for business expenses for meals – entertainment

By | October 7, 2018

IRS issues guidance on changes in Employment Law and Tax Reduction deductions for business expenses for meals, entertainment WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, IRS today issued guidelines on the deduction of business expenses for meals and entertainment, after changes in Employment Law and Tax Reduction (TCJA). The TCJA 2017, eliminated the deduction for any… Read More »

USA IRS : Taxpayers who haven’t checked their withholding  should use the Withholding Calculator ASAP

By | October 7, 2018

Taxpayers who haven’t checked their withholding  should use the Withholding Calculator ASAP The IRS recommends taxpayers use the Withholding Calculator to do a “Paycheck Checkup” as soon as possible. This will help taxpayers check that they are having the correct amount of income tax withheld from their paychecks. Earlier this year the IRS updated the Withholding Calculator… Read More »

USA IRS : Tips for tax preparers on how to create a data security plan

By | October 7, 2018

Tips for tax preparers on how to create a data security plan The IRS reminds tax preparers to protect taxpayer information is not only good for customers and for businesses – is also the law. The protection rule of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC, for its acronym in English) requires tax preparers believe and enact security plans.… Read More »

USA IRS : New credits benefit employers who provide paid family and medical leave

By | October 7, 2018

New credits benefit employers who provide paid family and medical leave Eligible employers who provide their employees paid family and medical leave during the tax years 2018 and 2019 may qualify for a new tax credit for business. This new credit employer for family and medical leave is part of the law tax reform approved in December… Read More »

USA IRS : Tax preparers should look out for these signs that a criminal stole information

By | October 5, 2018

Tax preparers should look out for these signs that a criminal stole information   Tax professionals should be alert to the subtle signs of data theft. The IRS and its Security Summit partners note that there are many cases where preparers are victims of theft and don’t even know it. Cybercriminals often leave very few signs of… Read More »

USA IRS : Tips for tax preparers on how to create a data security plan

By | October 5, 2018

Tips for tax preparers on how to create a data security plan   The IRS reminds tax preparers that protecting taxpayer information isn’t just good for their clients and good for business – it’s also the law. The Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule requires that tax preparers create and enact security plans. Although the IRS and its… Read More »

USA IRS : Organizations seeking volunteers to help taxpayers

By | October 5, 2018

Organizations across the country seeking volunteers to help taxpayers The IRS and its community partners are seeking people across the country to become volunteers certified by the IRS on their sites for free tax preparation. Volunteers can begin now to join one of these programs that offer valuable taxpayers US aid. Voluntary Assistance Program Taxpayers (VITA acronym in English): VITA… Read More »

USA IRS : Victims of natural disasters can visit IRS.gov for useful resources

By | October 5, 2018

Victims of natural disasters can visit IRS.gov for useful resources Following a natural disaster, many people have questions about how the situation might affect your taxes. People who experience a disaster, or anyone who knows someone who has suffered from a disaster, visit IRS.gov for information to answer your questions. Here we present a summary… Read More »

USA IRS : New tax credit for employer-paid family and medical leave available for 2018 and 2019

By | October 5, 2018

New tax credit for employer-paid family and medical leave available for 2018 and 2019 IR-2018-191SP, September 24, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees can qualify for a new commercial credit for tax years 2018 and 2019. In addition, eligible… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS Refunds Employer 2018 by employees in 2017 removals are generally tax-free

By | October 5, 2018

IRS Refunds Employer 2018 by employees in 2017 removals are generally tax-free WASHINGTON – The employer payments or reimbursements in 2018 for employee moving expenses incurred before 2018 are excluded from the employee’s wages for wage and tax purposes, today announced the Internal Revenue Service. Law Jobs and Tax Reduction (TCJA) 2017 suspended the income… Read More »

USA IRS : Taxpayers can connect to the IRS via IRS2Go application for mobile phones

By | October 5, 2018

Taxpayers can connect to the IRS via IRS2Go application for mobile phones Those taxpayers who need tax help can simply take your cell phone and download the mobile application, IRS2Go which is free and available for use with any iOS or Android system. Taxpayers can use IRS2Go for: Check the status of your refund. Taxpayers can check the… Read More »

USA IRS : Data that help taxpayers understand personal savings plans for retirement (IRA)

By | October 5, 2018

Data that help taxpayers understand personal savings plans for retirement (IRA) Personal savings plans for retirement – better known simply as IRAs (English) – are savings plans to provide financial security in retirement. A taxpayer can establish an IRA with: bank or other financial institution life insurance company Investment fund broker Here are some terms and definitions… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

By | October 5, 2018

IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters IR-2018-188SP, September 18, 2018 WASHINGTON – Following Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that criminals and fraudsters try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Fraudulent schemes typically start with unsolicited phone, social networks, email or… Read More »

USA IRS : Facts to help taxpayers understand Individual Retirement Arrangements

By | October 5, 2018

Facts to help taxpayers understand Individual Retirement Arrangements Individual Retirement Arrangements – better known simply as IRAs – are accounts into which someone can deposit money to provide financial security when they retire. A taxpayer can set up an IRA with a: bank or other financial institution life insurance company mutual fund stockbroker Here are some terms… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS wants taxpayers know that they have rights when interacting with the agency

By | October 5, 2018

IRS wants taxpayers know that they have rights when interacting with the agency Taxpayers interact with the IRS for many reasons. In all these meetings with the IRS, even if taxpayers simply asked a representative about taxes or respond to a letter from the IRS, taxpayers have fundamental rights. These are described in the Taxpayer… Read More »

USA IRS : Tips for Getting Unclaimed 2014 Tax Refunds 

By | April 14, 2018

Tips for Getting Unclaimed 2014 Tax Refunds  The IRS reminds taxpayers they may have money waiting for them. About 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return have unclaimed tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion. Here are some things taxpayers should know about these unclaimed refunds: To collect the money,… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams 

By | April 14, 2018

IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams  The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the Dirty Dozen. The schemes run the gamut from simple refund inflation to technical tax… Read More »

USA IRS : Members of the Armed Forces and families can get free tax help

By | April 14, 2018

Members of the Armed Forces and families can get free tax help The IRS provides free tax assistance to military members (in English) and their families through the volunteer program Taxpayers (VITA acronym). In the military or off base, VITA is easy to find, even abroad. The Tax Council of the Armed Forces directs the military tax… Read More »

USA IRS : The right to reach a resolution – Taxpayer Bill of Rights No. 6

By | March 27, 2018

The right to reach a resolution – Taxpayer Bill of Rights No. 6 Taxpayers who interact with the IRS are entitled to the resolution. This right comes into play for taxpayers who are going through an audit. These taxpayers have the right to know when the IRS has completed a review (audit). This is one of the… Read More »

USA IRS : IRS.gov tax help available

By | March 27, 2018

IRS.gov tax help available Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov/espanol for quick access to tax information and useful tools that can help them with their taxes. The following are some things taxpayers can do when visiting IRS.gov/espanol: Use the IRS Free File. Prepare and submit your taxes electronically with IRS Free File . Taxpayers with incomes of $ 66,000 or less may… Read More »

USA IRS : How Taxpayers Can Avoid the Rush Ahead of Presidents Day

By | February 17, 2018

How Taxpayers Can Avoid the Rush Ahead of Presidents Day The IRS reminds taxpayers to avoid the rush. As with previous years, the agency expects taxpayers to submit a surge of tax returns during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend. Here are some tips and resources to get taxpayers the help that they need. Go online. IRS.gov… Read More »

USA IRS : Avoid busyness: Taxpayers should have on hand information from your 2016 taxes

By | February 16, 2018

Avoid busyness: Taxpayers should have on hand information from your 2016 taxes IR-2018-30SP, February 16, 2018 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, IRS, today reminded taxpayers who this year changed tax software product that might need information from your 2016 tax return to complete your return this year. It is always a good idea to keep copies of your… Read More »