Last-minute tax tips, ways to increase your refund

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If you file for a tax extension, your tax filing deadline will be October 15 - but your estimated taxes, again, are still due on Tax Day.

Lawmakers pushed for greater cybersecurity at the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday as part of a series of bills, introduced in the House of Representatives, that are meant to reconfigure the agency.

The IRS's instructions for Form 2553 state, "The 2-month period begins on the day of the month the tax year begins and ends with the close of the day before the numerically corresponding day of the second calendar month following that month".

However, both programs allow people to work part time and if annual earnings exceed certain thresholds, then the Social Security benefits become taxable (stay tuned for a follow-up article tomorrow that will spell out the different cutoff points for this). The ghost preparer can print the paper return for their client and tells them to sign and mail it to the IRS.

You've got days to file your taxes.

Medford Police are warning the public about scam phone calls from someone claiming to be an IRS agent.

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All records of expenses, such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes, and if you run a business or farm, records of all related expenses.

Another option is to pay taxes with your credit card. To advance the modern vision for the IRS where taxpayers are treated fairly.

"That $400 or $200 that they pay to get their tax returns done could've went into their savings account, so it's vitally important to have a service like this", said Desiree Radford, who is an Economic Development Corps. member, specializing in financial literacy. TurboTax's Absolute Zero offer, which provided free tax prep and e-filing for taxpayers who filed 1040EZ and 1040A, expired on March 16. Taxpayers should also be advised of their rights as a taxpayer.

Taxpayers could also be forfeiting other refundable credits that would put more money in their wallets. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes.

No appointment is required, Stephenson said, and returns are filed electronically. Since they were made using an asset not recognized by the IRS as legal tender, crypto investors now have to sell those assets to have the fiat liquidity for the payment. Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or suspicious emails. They'll likely also continue to audit the individual in future years until they think their tax return contains no issues. Shop at reputable online retailers.

He owns Action Tax Service on Northland Dr in Rockford.

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