Topic: Tax Return
Filing and Payment Deadlines Unchanged
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service has announced additional details about the closures planned for May 24th, June 14th, July 5th, July 22nd and August 30th, 2013.
Due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, all IRS operations will be closed on those days.
This means that all IRS offices, including all toll-free hotlines, the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the agency’s nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers nationwide, will be closed on those days. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline.
File as soon as possible. If you owe federal income tax, you should file and pay as soon as you can to minimize any penalty and interest charges. There is no penalty for filing a late return if you are due a refund.
Penalties and interest may be due. If you missed the April 15th deadline, you may have to pay penalties and interest. The IRS may charge penalties for late filing and for late payment. The law generally does not allow a waiver of interest charges. However, the IRS will consider a reduction of these penalties if you can show a reasonable cause for being late. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – With just days to go before the tax filing deadline, the IRS reminded Tennessee taxpayers to file either a tax return or an extension request by April 15th.
“Missing the tax deadline can be costly,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. “But taxpayers can easily avoid or reduce the penalties by taking action no later than April 15th,” . «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true.
Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution. «Read the rest of this article»
Victim Assistance and Criminal Investigations Grow
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today announced a nationwide expansion of the program designed to help law enforcement obtain tax return data vital to their local efforts in investigating and prosecuting specific cases of identity theft.
More than 1,560 waiver requests have been received since the Law Enforcement Assistance Program’s inception from over 100 state and local law enforcement agencies in the nine states participating in the pilot. The expansion covers all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and will be effective Friday, March 29th, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Refunds totaling over $14 million may be waiting for an estimated 16,400 Tennessee taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2009, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15th, 2013.
The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds for 2009 are more than $550.00.
Nashville, TN – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded Tennessee taxpayers to be on the lookout for scammers posing as the IRS and scammers posing as tax preparers with special knowledge about getting IRS tax benefits.
“Tax scams come in many forms, but two of the most common involve fake IRS emails and dishonest people promising ‘free’ government money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Military members and their spouses may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance.
The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – If you changed your name after a recent marriage or divorce, the IRS reminds you to take the necessary steps to ensure the name on your tax return matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration.
A mismatch between the name shown on your tax return and the SSA records can cause problems in the processing of your return and may delay your refund. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Everyone can prepare and e-file a federal tax return for free through the IRS Free File Program. That’s right – everyone.
Free File is offered through a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and brand-name tax software companies. Free File offers two options: easy-to-use software or online fillable forms. «Read the rest of this article»
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