Nashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.
2014 Tax Filing Season to Open January 31st
Nashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service will start accepting and processing 2013 tax returns January 31st, 2014. The delay is to allow time to update, program and properly test all systems after that process was interrupted by the government shutdown in 2013.
IRS spokesman Dan Boone said the agency expects Tennesseans to file about 3 million tax returns, with more than 2.5 million of those being filed electronically. He encouraged taxpayers to take advantage of IRS Free File, at IRS.gov, where all filers can prepare and file their returns free online beginning January 31st. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Going to college can be a stressful time for students and parents. The IRS offers these tips about education tax benefits that can help offset some college costs and maybe relieve some of that stress.
American Opportunity Tax Credit. This credit can be up to $2,500 per eligible student. The AOTC is available for the first four years of post secondary education. Forty percent of the credit is refundable.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gives this summertime tax tip. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems.
Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS.gov website is a great resource for free tax help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our many online tools can help make it easier to file and pay your federal taxes.
You can also learn about filing options, check the status of a refund, print tax forms and find out how to contact the IRS. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Late spring and early summer are popular times for weddings. Whatever the season, a change in your marital status can affect your taxes. Here are several tips from the IRS for newlyweds.
It’s important that the names and Social Security numbers that you put on your tax return match your Social Security Administration records. If you’ve changed your name, report the change to the SSA. To do that, file Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. You can get this form on their website at SSA.gov, by calling 800.772.1213 or by visiting your local SSA office.
Nashville, TN – Even though taxes may not be on your mind, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants to help you with your 2013 tax planning now. Summer is a good time to learn ways to reduce your taxes and to take actions that will help when you file next year.
Beginning July 1st, the IRS will offer its annual Summertime Tax Tip series of useful information affecting millions of taxpayers. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Many people look for help from tax professionals at tax time according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Remember, though, that even if someone else prepares your tax return, you are legally responsible for what’s on it.
So, it’s very important to choose your tax preparer carefully. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family.
But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year.
The IRS have some “Season of Giving” tips covering everything from charity donations to refund planning. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home.
If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from your income. The IRS has 10 tips to keep in mind when selling your home.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JpcsSz2Ww
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