Category Archives: Taxes

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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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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IRS provides certain small employers with relief for the small business health care tax credit for 2017 and later years

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance that provides relief for certain small employers that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years. The Small … Continue reading

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IRS warns of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls

The Internal Revenue Service recently warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills. The IRS and its Security … Continue reading

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