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IRS Agents Getting Slammed and Call Delays Likely to Continue

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Many American taxpayers are again asking this year why it is so hard for them to call in and get through to a real IRS agent. The answer is simply these agents that provide telephone assistance to taxpayers have too much on and there aren’t enough agents to do the work or handle the ever increasing […]

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Contact a Tax Advocate to Help Get Your Refund Released From The IRS

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Lisa had the following challenge with getting her refund released, what is she to do? 1/21 filed 1/23 accepted 1/25 1 bar WMR, tax topic 152, no codes, no messages of a letter 2/2 4464c letter sent out, do nothing wait 60 days, I received on 2/8 2/7 we’ve received your return and it’s still […]

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Answers to The Top 7 Most Searched for Tax Questions

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This time of year taxes are on the forefront of most Americans personal finances. When can I file, how do I file, how much will I get back and why is the IRS taking so long to pay me my refund are just examples of the most googled tax questions and comments I see. Over the years […]

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Why is My Tax Refund So Low Compared to Prior Years

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A lot of people have started getting their tax refunds based on the latest IRS schedule. But one question that keeps coming up is why is it so low? Or more precisely why is the refund payment so much lower than expected compared to past years. Well the reason for this can be attributed to […]

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Things to Remember At Tax Time – Your Tax Preparation Checklist

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Thanks to the accounting folks at BConnect Inc, here is a straight forward tax preparation checklist that will save you time when you file with your accountant or before you start using tax software for self-filing. Tax preparation is faster, easier and more stress-free if you take a little time to get organized first and […]

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People NOW Seeing Their Tax Refunds Banked Plus Tips on What to do if Your Refund Has Not Yet Been Received

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[Latest Update] The IRS is now releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the EITC/ACTC, which were being held back under the PATH Act. They have however stressed that taxpayers should not expect refunds to be available in bank accounts or on debit cards until the week of Feb. 27. Some people are seeing it earlier depending on […]

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When Does The 2017 Tax Season Start For Filing My Tax Return and Getting My Refund

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This time of year I get a lot of questions on when the IRS will allow people to file their taxes and when (if applicable) refunds will be paid.  For the 2016-2017 tax season the IRS e-File (online tax filing) system will open on Monday, January 23rd. You can technically submit as early as January 1st […]

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2017 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction and other Tax Updates

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The IRS has published the latest 2017 tax figures (for filing taxes in 2018) reflecting minor COLA updates to federal thresholds. You can see 2016 and past tax tables here. No changes to tax rates with 39.6% being the highest marginal tax rate. Tax bracket income thresholds increase marginally in line with inflation. The effect of this (bracket […]

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COLA Driven Tax Changes for 2017

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There are many cost of living adjustments (COLA) being made for 2017 as announced by the IRS. These changes will be effective on January 1, 2017. The changes we will discuss today are those being made under section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code. This Code sets forth dollar limitations on benefits and contributions that […]

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2016-2017 Federal Tax Filing Gross Income Requirements – How Much You Have to Make or Earn to File Taxes

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Every year I get asked about income requirements for filing taxes when publishing tax filing due dates for the upcoming tax season.  While there are other factors (residency status, claiming tax credits) that also drive if you have to file taxes or not, how much you earn (gross income) is a primary driver. Gross income covers […]

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