April 17, 2016
This year, most individual income tax returns need to be e-filed or postmarked by April 18. If you do not file on time, there is a late filing penalty of 5% on the amount that you owe. This is added to your tax balance for each month (or part of...
April 6, 2016
The Federal income tax is based on a “pay-as-you-go” system. There are 2 ways to pay as you go: withholding tax or estimated tax. This article discusses withholding tax (also...
February 9, 2016
The e-file process allows taxpayers to submit their taxes electronically by connecting to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Electronic Filing System. E-filing can be done from a computer (as well as some modern smartphones and tablets) using...
January 29, 2016
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...
January 19, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) say that a number of individuals have received unsolicited phone calls from people claiming to be the IRS and demanding immediate payment of...
December 8, 2015
If you owe more taxes than you can afford to pay right now, the IRS offers payment arrangement options. However, it is important to understand that regardless of your reason for paying taxes late, the IRS will charge interest and penalties for...
December 4, 2015
This is the IRS general tax calendar, which includes the 2016 due dates that most taxpayers will need to know.
November 30, 2015
Everyone must pay taxes on the income they receive during the year, whether it is from a job, self-employment, or other sources. The IRS expects to receive tax payments as your income is earned...
November 10, 2015
To give you a head start on the 2016 tax year, Bloomberg BNA has released their tax rate/bracket predictions.
The Federal income tax currently consists of 7 rate brackets: 10%, 15%, 25%, 28...