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Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it’s possible a taxpayer’s refund may take longer. Several factors can affect the timing of a taxpayer’s refund after the IRS receives their tax return. Here are a few things taxpayers should keep in mind if they are waiting on their refund but…

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Are you unable to pay your taxes before the fast-approaching filing deadline? Are your tax bills amounting to an outrageous sum that you cannot be able to clear in time? Whatever the case, pending bills, more so taxes, can be quite the headache because failure to pay up can damage your credit score, cost you…

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When filing your personal income tax return, there are primarily two ways to reduce your tax liability: deductions and credits. Although any way to pay Uncle Sam less is greatly appreciated, there are advantages to utilizing different techniques in reducing the amount you pay in taxes. Deductions and credits are actually considerably different creatures and…

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In all the complexity of tax preparation, it is easy to miss a deduction or credit. This is a particular advantage to utilizing a professional tax service because they ask all the questions you may otherwise overlook. Here is a look at some of the most commonly missed deductions and credits. Tuition and Fees Deduction…

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Military members benefit from a variety of special tax benefits. These include certain nontaxable allowances, non-taxable combat pay, and a variety of other special tax provisions. Here is a rundown on the most prominent of the tax benefits. Service Member Residence or Domicile A frequent question by service members is “What is my state of…

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Many taxpayers, at risk for having too little tax withheld from their pay, can avoid a surprise year-end tax bill by quickly updating the withholding form they give to their employer, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Although the tax reform law, enacted last December, lowered tax rates for most taxpayers, it also nearly doubled…

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Every year, the I.R.S. works a large batch of resequenced tax returns also known as ”unpostable” tax returns. These returns have problems where the computer-encoded copy of a taxpayer’s return is rejected by the service’s central computer, often because of an error in recording a taxpayer’s name or Social Security number. The IRS advises taxpayers…

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