Tag: tax

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

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… Read more »

2018 Tax Refund Payment Delays For Returns With Earned Income and Child Tax Credit Payments (PATH Act)

It looks like we may have a repeat of 2016 and 2017 tax refund payment delays millions of American’s faced (and are still facing) this year. The IRS recently warned that… Read more »

IRS Identity Review and Validation Options – Phone and Online – to Reduce Refund Payment Delays

You filed your return in a timely manner and were waiting for your refund to be sent within the standard timeline that IRS promises. But alas, it has been much longer than… Read more »

Thank God I Got My Tax Refund! Americans Get Religious and Pray For Divine Intervention With IRS Refund Delays

People are again getting very frustrated with delays they are seeing around getting their federal tax refunds. Despite the IRS saying that 9 out of 10 refunds will be processed in… Read more »

Will H&R Block, TurboTax and Other Online Tax Software Providers Help With IRS Refund Delays?

On one of my more popular articles answering the question, “Where is my refund? ” I got the following representative comments which was the genesis of the title of this post…. Read more »

Quick and Practical Ways to Improve your Finances – Automatic Saving, Education, Refinancing to Tax Planning

NOW is always a good time to reassess your financial situation and try and determine how you can improve your personal finances. Based on my experiences and observations, here are five… Read more »

Tax Season Deadline Tips – Filing Late, Requesting an Extension, Installment Plans and Refund Status

With yet another tax season underway here are some frequently asked questions and answers that come up around this time of the year: I’ve filed, but where is my refund? You… Read more »

Has my Financial and Personal Information Been Compromised if I used TurboTax, H&R Block or Tax Act?

There has been a lot of publicity of late around electronic security breaches with a focus on tax software related breaches. The majority of people file their taxes electronically and with… Read more »

2020 IRS Tax Refund Processing Schedule and Direct Deposit Cycle Chart for 2019 Return Filings

Below is the latest table showing estimated tax season refund payment dates based on past refund cycles and IRS guidelines. It shows the date your refund will be processed and… Read more »