October 30, 2014
Tax credits, available through the IRS, can bring you a substantial savings on your Federal income tax bill.
A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar-for-dollar. This means that a $500 tax...
October 22, 2014
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), which has been around since 1975, essentially provides a subsidy for low-income working families. To claim this tax credit, you must meet certain eligibility...
October 16, 2014
When you’re getting married, taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. However, it is still important to understand the tax consequences of marriage. This article explains some basic tax considerations for newlyweds.Name and...
October 15, 2014
One of the best ways to reduce your income tax liability (and possibly increase your tax refund) is through Federal tax deductions provided by the IRS.
There are certain...
October 10, 2014
Are you wondering if you need to file a tax return? While most people who earn an income must file a Federal income tax return, that is not true for everyone.
Depending on your...
September 23, 2014
Every year, the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that pose the most danger to taxpayers at large. If you fall prey to one of these scams, you are at risk for owing the IRS a large sum of money. In extreme cases, a tax scam can...
September 22, 2014
The IRS tries to process electronic returns within 21 days, but during peak season it can sometimes take longer. If you filed a paper return it can take 6 weeks to process a tax refund, so...
September 2, 2014
If you owe taxes, it may feel as though you’ve been cast adrift upon a sea of uncaring bureaucracy. Don’t despair—you have rights! In fact, there is a new “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” that was...
June 18, 2014
Last week, Krystle Marie Reyes was arrested for filing a fake tax return on which she claimed to have made $3 million in earnings. Reyes was issued a $2.1 million tax refund on a prepaid debit card, and she proceeded to go on a small shopping...
April 16, 2014
If you ever want to check your IRS refund status, you have several options available to you. Thanks to technology, taxpayers can...