Frequently asked tax questions:
How Long Should It Take to Receive My Tax Refund?
Are you expecting a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service this year? If you file a complete and accurate paper tax return, your refund should be issued about six to eight weeks after the IRS receives your return. If you file your return electronically, your refund is issued in about half that time — even faster if you choose direct deposit. To read this Article Click here
What If I Need More Time to File?
If you can't meet the April filing deadline to file your tax return, you can get an automatic six month extension of time to file from the IRS. To read this Article Click here
Am I Eligible for a Tax Credit?
Taxpayers should consider claiming tax credits for which they might be eligible when completing their federal income tax returns. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollarreduction of taxes owed. To read this Article Click here
Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?
How much, if any, of your social security benefits are taxable depends on your total income and marital status. Generally, if social security benefits were your only income, your benefits are not taxable. To read this Article Click here
What Income is Taxable? Nontaxable?
Generally, most income you receive is taxable. But there are some situations when certain types of income are partially taxed or not taxed at all. To read this Article Click here
Can I Use Schedule C-EZ?
Want to save time and trouble when filing taxes for your small business? You may be eligible to use the abbreviated Schedule C-EZ instead of the longer Schedule C when reporting business income and expenses on your Form 1040 federal income tax return. To read this Article Click here
What If I Am Missing a Form 1099?
If you receive certain types of income, you may get a Form 1099 for use with your federal tax return. Form 1099 is an information return provided by the payer of the income. The payer should send or provide your Form 1099-series information returns by January 31. To read this Article Click here
What If I Am Missing a Form W-2?
Did you get your W-2? These documents are essential to filling out most individual tax returns. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers each year. Employers have until January 31 to provide or send you a W-2 earnings statement either electronically or in paper form. To read this Article Click here
What If I Am Moving Soon?
If you changed your home or business address, notify the IRS to ensure that you receive any refunds or correspondence. To read this Article Click here
Should I Itemize?
Whether to itemize deductions on your tax return depends on how much you spent on certain expenses last year. Money paid for medical care, mortgage interest, taxes, charitable contributions, casualty losses and miscellaneous deductions can reduce your taxes. To read this Article Click here
Will the AMT Delay My Refund?
This year, some early filers may have to wait a few extra weeks for their refunds. The delay is due to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) legislation enacted in December. To read this Article Click here
Should I File a Tax Return?
You must file a tax return if your income is above a certain level. The amount varies depending on filing status, age and the type of income you receive. To read this Article Click here
What If I Am Having Problems with the IRS, Financially or Otherwise?
If you have tried to resolve tax problems with the IRS and are still having problems or facing economic harm, you have somewhere to turn: seek the free assistance of the Taxpayer Advocate Service. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers in these circumstances or those who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should. The service is free, confidential, tailored to meet your needs, and available for businesses as well as individuals. To read this Article Click here
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Internal Revenue Service, http://www.irs.gov/
IRS toll-free help, 800-829-1040 (7:00 am – 10:00 pm EST)
Social Security Administration, http://www.ssa.gov/
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