Category Archives: Taxes and Planning

For Taxpayers Filing Their 2016 Tax Returns by Oct. 16

Seven Reminders for Taxpayers Filing Their 2016 Tax Returns by Oct. 16 Every year, millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes. These taxpayers should have paid the tax they owed by the April deadline, but those who requested an extension should mark Monday, Oct. 16 as the extension deadline…

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Part-time and Summer Jobs

Part Time or Seasonal Help Businesses often need to hire workers on a seasonal or part-time basis. For example, some businesses may need seasonal help for sporting events, holidays, and commercial fishing or harvest seasons. Whether you are getting paid or paying someone else, questions often arise over the tax treatment of payments for part-time…

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IRS Scams and Spam

Is it really the IRS calling? Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee….

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Your Taxes

  Filed already? Check out “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov. ‘Where’s My Refund?’ Tool Best Way to Check Tax Refund Status — The IRS reminds taxpayers that while more than 90 percent of federal tax refunds are issued in 21 days or less, some refunds may take longer. See IR-2017-62. Haven’t filed yet? The deadline…

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Latest IRS Tax News

With tax filing season upon us, IRS has released some filing tips and reminds taxpayers to beware of tax scams Avoid the Rush; Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to Questions IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of…

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How the Health Care Law Affects You

Chart: How the Health Care Law Affects You While Congress appears to be working towards a repeal (and eventual replacement of) the ACA (Obamacare), it is still law. As such, we’ll have to deal with it, for now, and until a full repeal is effective. Note: The IRS is currently reviewing the Jan. 20, 2017,…

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Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation’s Taxpayers, Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns…

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2017 Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with…

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Resources for Seniors

By Kayla Harris, Elderimpact.org I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like there is too much for us to keep track of and never enough time to get it all done. And sometimes it can be daunting knowing where to start when looking for information about buying a home, figuring out life insurance,…

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Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline

Reminder: Employers Face New Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline The Internal Revenue Service has reminded employers and small businesses of a new Jan. 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2. The IRS must also hold some refunds until Feb. 15. A new federal law, aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent…

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