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Opening Day for the IRS is Today February 12, 2021. The Internal Revenue Service has set the opening day for the 2021 tax filing season for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. That’s the day the IRS will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The tax filing deadline this year is Thursday, April 15, 2021…

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Every year, it’s a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and this year is no different. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here’s a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead. Individuals In 2021, a number of tax provisions are affected…

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This Guide covers the many notices that the Internal Revenue Service sends to individual taxpayers regarding tax audits. IRS NOTICE NUMBER DESCRIPTION CP11–Audits   This notice states that your return has been changed because the IRS believes there was a miscalculation. This means you owe money on your taxes because of this. Double-check the numbers on…

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With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes on this income when they file their federal income tax return next year. By…

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Who is Self-Employed? Generally, you are self-employed if any of the following apply to you. You carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. You are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. You are otherwise in business for yourself (including a part-time business) What are My Self-Employed Tax Obligations? As…

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Whether it’s something they’ve been doing for years or something they just started to make extra money, taxpayers must report income earned from hobbies in 2020 on next year’s tax return. What the difference between a hobby and a business? A business operates to make a profit. People engage in a hobby for sport or…

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I sent a payment to the IRS. Why did I get a bill? If you mailed payment to the IRS on or before July 15, it may still be unopened in the backlog of mail the IRS is processing due to COVID-19. The IRS will process your payment with the date the IRS received it. Do…

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Advertisement 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…

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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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