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IRS Tax Withholding Estimator helps taxpayers get their federal withholding right

All taxpayers should review their federal withholding each year to make sure they’re not having too little or too much tax withheld. Doing this now can help protect against facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty in 2023.The sooner...

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  • May 2, 2022

What someone should do if they missed the April deadline to file and pay taxes

The federal income tax deadline has passed for most individual taxpayers. However, some haven’t filed their 2021 tax returns or paid their tax due. Some people may choose not to file a tax return because they didn’t earn enough...

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  • April 25, 2022

May 16 is filing deadline for many tax-exempt organizations

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline of May 16, 2022. Those that operate on a calendar-year (CY) basis have certain annual information and tax returns they file with the...

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  • April 22, 2022

Most federal tax returns are due; people who can’t pay should still file on time

The filing and payment deadline for most 2021 federal tax returns has arrived. Taxpayers should file or request an extension of time to file and pay any taxes they owe by the April 18, 2022, deadline to avoid penalties...

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  • April 18, 2022

Extensions of time to file tax returns; some taxpayers instantly qualify

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, to file a return. Not everyone has to ask for more time, however. Disaster victims, taxpayers serving in combat zones and those living abroad automatically have...

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  • April 18, 2022

What taxpayers should do if they get an identity theft letter from the IRS

When a thief steals someone’s Social Security number, they can use it to file a fraudulent tax return. This is tax-related identity theft. The IRS scans tax returns for possible fraud. If a tax return is flagged as suspicious,...

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  • April 15, 2022

Understanding the child and dependent care credit

Taxpayers who are paying someone to take care of their children or another member of household while they work, may qualify for child and dependent care credit regardless of their income. For tax year 2021, the maximum eligible expense...

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  • April 14, 2022

Get an automatic six more months to file; all taxpayers can use IRS Free File to request an extension

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that if they’re unable to file their tax return by this year’s April 18 deadline, there’s an easy, online option to get more time to complete their return. Taxpayers who need...

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  • April 13, 2022

Debunking myths about federal tax refunds

Once taxpayers file their federal tax returns, they’re eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers. Myth: Calling the IRS, tax software provider, or a tax professional...

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  • April 13, 2022

Identity stolen? Request an Identity Protection PIN from the IRS

IR-2022-78, April 11, 2022 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded all taxpayers – particularly those who are identity theft victims – of an important step they should take to protect themselves from tax fraud. Some identity thieves...

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  • April 13, 2022

Why it may take longer than 21 days for some taxpayers to receive their federal refund

The IRS issues most refunds in fewer than 21 days for taxpayers who file electronically and choose direct deposit. However, some returns have errors or need more review and may take longer to process. The IRS works hard to...

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  • April 8, 2022

Filing season security tip: Know the facts about how the IRS contacts taxpayers

It’s important for everyone should know how the IRS contacts taxpayers. This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of money or stealing personal information. Here are...

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  • April 1, 2022

Taxpayers should file their tax return on time to avoid costly interest and penalty fees

Taxpayers should file their tax return by the deadline even if they cannot pay their full tax bill. Taxpayers who owe tax and don’t file on time, may be charged a failure-to-file penalty. This penalty is usually five percent...

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  • March 31, 2022

Here are the different ways people can pay their federal taxes

The April 18 deadline for individuals to file and pay their federal income tax is just around the corner. While paying taxes is not optional, the IRS offers a variety of ways for people to pay their taxes. Some...

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  • March 25, 2022

Valuable tax benefits for members of the military

Members of the military may qualify for tax benefits not available to civilians. For example, they don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules may lower the tax they owe or allow them more time...

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  • March 24, 2022

Reasons why some tax refunds filed electronically take longer than 21 days

WASHINGTON – Even though the Internal Revenue Service issues most refunds in less than 21 days for taxpayers who filed electronically and chose direct deposit, some refunds may take longer. Many different factors can affect the timing of a...

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  • March 24, 2022

Money received through ‘crowdfunding’ may be taxable; taxpayers should understand their obligations and the benefits of good recordkeeping

Understanding Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is a method of raising money through websites by soliciting contributions from a large number of people. The contributions may be solicited to fund businesses, for charitable donations, or for gifts. In some cases, the money...

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  • March 22, 2022

Tips for parents who share custody or alternate tax benefits

Some parents who have a legal agreement with their child’s other parent about who claims the child on their taxes may have some questions this tax season about the child tax credit and the 2021 recovery rebate credit. Here’s...

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  • March 5, 2022

Tax Time Guide: Use the ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool or IRS2Go app to conveniently check tax refund status

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the fastest and easiest way to check on tax refunds is by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go mobile app. This year, more...

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  • February 26, 2022

Taxpayers must report tip money as income on their tax return

For those working in the service industry, tips are often a vital part of their income. Like most forms of income, tips are taxable. Therefore, it’s also vital that people understand the tax obligations that come with tip income....

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  • February 24, 2022