How to Figure Out if You Need to File a 2018 Tax Return 2018 tax returns are due April 15, 2019, but not everyone needs to file a tax return. Taxpayers most commonly need to file when they want a tax refund, when they earned more than the income threshold, or when they had self-employment… [Read More]
How to Get an IRS Payment Extension Taxpayers can request a payment extension of six months or more if paying the tax on time will cause an undue hardship. Use Form 1127 to file this request extra time to pay your taxes without incurring late-payment penalties.
What is a Tax Penalty Abatement? Taxpayers with unfiled tax returns or unpaid taxes are often hit with the following IRS penalties: The failure-to-file penalty, which accrues at 5% of your unpaid taxes per month The failure-to-pay penalty, which accrues at 0.5% of your unpaid taxes per month
When to Contact a Tax Resolution Attorney Tax problems often start small—you’re a little late filing your return or making a tax payment. These issues can quickly become worse because of penalties, interest, and the challenge of paying back taxes and meeting your current obligations at the same time.
What does it mean to have your tax refund offset? Instead of receiving the nice tax refund check you’ve been expecting, you get a notice in the mail. It says your tax refund has been offset. What does this mean?
Tax Audit Red Flags (6-10)
IRS Record Keeping Guidelines The Internal Revenue Service generally advises taxpayers to retain copies of all tax returns and any relevant supporting documentation for at least the previous three tax years. The IRS also provides an extensive list of the types of records they may request if you are audited. These include: Receipts Bills Checks… [Read More]
All businesses in the United States which hire employees are legally required to pay employment taxes to the IRS. These employment taxes consist of two separate taxes: social security tax and Medicare tax. Social Security Tax – The current tax rate for social security taxes is 6.2 percent for employees and 6.2 percent for employers,… [Read More]
The 10 Most Common Things That Can Trigger a Tax Audit (Part One)
Notice of Intent to Offset If you receive a Notice of Intent to Offset, your tax refund is going to be seized and put towards debt you owe to the IRS or another government agency. As part of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), your tax refund checks are matched against any outstanding debts you owe… [Read More]