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Taxpayers can take steps now to Get Ready to file their taxes in 2020

There are steps people can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly next year. First, they can visit the Get Ready page on IRS.gov to find out more. Here are a few other things people...

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  • November 18, 2019

Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead to Avoid Refund Delays

Taxpayers can take steps to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return next year. Here are three things taxpayers should know about the tax returns they will file next year. 1) It’s important to gather documents The IRS...

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  • December 5, 2017

New Law Sets Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline; Some Refunds Delayed Until Feb. 15

A new federal law moves up the for employers and small businesses to Jan. 31. The new law makes it easier for the IRS to find and stop refund fraud. It also delays some taxpayer refunds. Those taxpayers claiming...

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  • November 11, 2016

Your Social Security Benefits May be Taxable

If you receive Social Security benefits, you may have to pay federal income tax on part of your benefits. These IRS tips will help you determine if you need to pay taxes on your benefits. • Form SSA-1099. If...

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  • February 11, 2016

What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit?

By Ray Martin | CBS MoneyWatch The IRS examined 1.1 percent of all individual tax returns in 2010 and 2011, so the chances that your tax return will be audited are only about 1 in 90. But the odds...

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  • March 9, 2013

IRS Announces New Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program

Past Payroll Tax Relief Provided to Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers as Employees WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today launched a new program that will enable many employers to resolve past worker classification issues and achieve certainty under...

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  • September 21, 2011

Top Ten Facts about Taking Early Distributions from Retirement Plans

Some taxpayers may have needed to take an early distribution from their retirement plan last year. The IRS wants individuals who took an early distribution to know that there can be a tax impact to tapping your retirement fund....

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  • February 20, 2010

Tax on Early Distributions

Most distributions (both periodic and nonperiodic) from qualified retirement plans and nonqualified annuity contracts made to you before you reach age 59½ are subject to an additional tax of 10%. This tax applies to the part of the distribution...

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  • February 20, 2010

Getting Ready for Taxes

Now that you’ve survived the holiday season, tax season is looming. Make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming chaos with these helpful tips, and our handy guide. Checklist — Make a list of all the people and places you...

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  • January 3, 2010

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

To determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under common law, you must examine the relationship between the worker and the business. All evidence of control and independence in this relationship should be considered. The...

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  • September 16, 2009