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IRS sending letters to over 9 million potentially eligible families who did not claim stimulus payments, EITC, Child Tax Credit and other benefits; Free File to stay open until Nov. 17

WASHINGTON – Starting this week, the Internal Revenue Service is sending letters to more than 9 million individuals and families who appear to qualify for a variety of key tax benefits but did not claim them by filing a...

  • October 17, 2022

IRS working to help those without a permanent address get benefits including stimulus payments and tax credits

While the third round of Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS can’t issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn’t available in the tax agency’s systems. Economic Impact Payments,...

  • May 21, 2021

Many taxpayers don’t realize they could benefit from the earned income tax credit

The earned income tax credit benefits millions of taxpayers who qualify by putting more money in their pockets. This money can help with things like food, gas, clothing and even saving for a rainy day. Here’s some information for...

  • February 4, 2020

The earned income tax credit can put money in taxpayers’ pockets

The earned income tax credit benefits working people with low-to-moderate income. Last year, the average credit was $2,445. EITC not only reduces the amount of tax someone owes, but may also give them a refund, even if they don’t owe...

  • October 8, 2019

These Tax Credits Can Mean a Refund for Individual Taxpayers

Taxpayers who are not required to file a tax return may want to do so. They might be eligible for a tax refund and don’t even know it. Some taxpayers might qualify for a tax credit that can result...

  • January 31, 2018

IRS: Special Rules Help Many with Disabilities Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit

IRS YouTube Videos: Claiming EITC or ACTC? Your Refund May Be Delayed — English | Spanish WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to be aware of the Earned Income...

  • January 24, 2018

Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit has helped workers with low and moderate incomes get a tax break for 40 plus years. Yet, one out of every five eligible workers fails to claim it. Here are some things taxpayers should...

  • January 27, 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...

  • November 11, 2016

IRS Reminds Extension Filers of the Oct. 17 Deadline

Millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes every year. If you are one of them, then you should know that Monday, Oct. 17 is the extension deadline in 2016. This is so because...

  • September 30, 2016

Recently Passed Law to Delay Certain Refunds in 2017

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (i.e. the PATH Act). The provisions of this law will have major implications for taxpayers claiming both the Additional Child Tax...

  • May 17, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit: Often Missed

The Earned Income Tax Credit has helped workers with low and moderate incomes get a tax break for 40 years. Yet, one out of every five eligible workers fails to claim it. Here are some things you should know...

  • January 29, 2016

Six Tips on Whether to File a 2015 Tax Return

Most people file a tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, there are times when you should. You may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. Here are six tips to help...

  • January 24, 2016

Top 10 Tips about Tax Breaks for the Military

If you are in the U. S. Armed Forces, special tax breaks may apply to you. For example, some types of pay are not taxable. Certain rules apply to deductions or credits that you may be able to claim...

  • July 28, 2015

If You Work, The Earned Income Tax Credit Can Work For You!

Since 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit has helped workers with low and moderate incomes get a tax break each year. Four out of five eligible workers claim EITC, but the IRS wants everyone who is eligible to claim...

  • January 30, 2015

Special Tax Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces

Special tax benefits apply to members of the U. S. Armed Forces. For example, some types of pay are not taxable. And special rules may apply to some tax deductions, credits and deadlines. Here are ten of those benefits:...

  • July 21, 2014

IRS Kicks Off 2014 Tax Season; Individual Returns Can Be Filed Now.

IRS YouTube Videos: Do It Yourself Free Tax Preparation: English | Spanish | ASL When Will I Get My Refund?: English | Spanish IRS Social Media: English WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2014 filing season...

  • January 31, 2014

Special Tax Benefits for Armed Forces Personnel

If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the IRS wants you to know about the many tax benefits that may apply to you. Special tax rules apply to military members on active duty, including those serving in...

  • July 15, 2013

February 26, 2013 – Early Season Earned Income Credit Returns

Early in the filing season, the IRS accepted a large number of returns containing Form 8867 (Paid Preparers Earned Income Credit Checklist) even though the Form 8867 contained incomplete information. Refunds related to these returns had, for the most...

  • February 26, 2013

Feb 22, 2013 – IRS Funding Information

The IRS continues to delay refunds for many tax returns filed in the first part of the season containing Earned Income Tax Credit. The IRS releases refunds each weekday throughout the year. We provide the percentage of refunds that...

  • February 24, 2013

IRS review delays tax refunds for some budget shoppers

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON | Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:39pm EST (Reuters) – Federal tax refunds are arriving later than expected for some lower-income Americans due in part to closer scrutiny of earned income tax credit claims by the...

  • February 23, 2013