Category Archives: IRS

Missed the tax deadline and owe tax? File by June 14 to avoid higher late-filing penalty.

Taxpayers who owe tax and file their federal income tax return more than 60 days after the deadline will usually face a higher late-filing penalty. For that reason, the Internal Revenue Service urges affected taxpayers to avoid the penalty increase … Continue reading

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Roth or Regular Retirement Plan?

When most people think of retirement, they imagine copious amounts of free time and socializing with friends while playing golf or shuffleboard. But in reality there is so much more to think about before these dreams can come to fruition. … Continue reading

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Tips for Teenage Taxpayers Starting a Summer Job

Now that school’s out, many students will be starting summer jobs…from working at a summer camp to being an office intern. The IRS reminds students that not all the money they earn may make it to their pocket. That’s because … Continue reading

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Special tax benefits for armed forces

Members of the military and their families are often eligible for certain tax breaks. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules could also lower the tax they owe … Continue reading

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IRS issues notice on state and local tax deductions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have stated that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes. Notice 2018-54 also informs taxpayers that federal … Continue reading

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Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.” People who have itemized before may be affected by changes … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Pay My IRS Taxes

When you find yourself owing the IRS at tax time, there are several different ways to make these payments. Among these are three ways to pay electronically: Online Phone IRS2Go Of these options, the best one is usually paying online … Continue reading

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