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The Right to Retain Representation: Taxpayer Bill of Rights #9

April 19, 2018 The right to retain representation when dealing with the IRS is one of ten rights in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Taxpayers who interact with the IRS should be aware of their rights. The right to representation means: Taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent […]

What Taxpayers Should do When They Need More Time to Pay

April 16, 2018 All taxpayers should file their taxes on time, even if they can’t pay what they owe. This saves them from a potential failure-to-file penalty. While taxes are due by the original due date of the return, some taxpayers are unable to pay them by the deadline. Here are some tips for those […]

IRS Offers Last-Minute Tips for Those Who Haven’t Filed

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IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

April 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced a new payment option for individual taxpayers who need to pay their taxes with cash. In partnership with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company, individuals can now make a payment without the need of a bank account or credit card at over 7,000 7-Eleven […]

Top 10 Tips to Know if You Get a Letter from the IRS

April 21, 2015 The IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers each year. There are a variety of reasons why the IRS might send you a notice. Here are the top 10 tips to know in case you get one. 1.    Don’t panic. You often can take care of a notice simply by […]

What to Know about Late Filing and Late Paying Penalties

April 17, 2015 April 15 was the tax day deadline for most people. If you are due a refund there is no penalty if you file a late tax return. But if you owe tax, and you failed to file and pay on time, you will usually owe interest and penalties on the tax you […]

Make Plans Now for Next Year’s Tax Return

Most people stop thinking about taxes after they file their tax return. But there’s no better time to start tax planning than right now. And it’s never too early to set up a smart recordkeeping system. Here are six IRS tips to help you start to plan for this year’s taxes: 1. Take action when life […]

Four Things to Know about Net Investment Income Tax

Starting in 2013, some taxpayers may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax. You may owe this tax if you have income from investments and your income for the year is more than certain limits. Here are four things from the IRS that you should know about this tax: 1. Net Investment Income Tax.  The […]

Ten Helpful Tips for Paying Your Taxes

Are you making a payment with your federal tax return this year? If so, here are 10 important things the IRS wants you to know about correctly paying your federal income taxes. 1. Never send cash. 2. If you file electronically, you can file and pay in a single step with an electronic funds withdrawal. If you […]

IRS Offers Tips for Taxpayers Who Missed the Tax Deadline

The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline. File as soon as possible.  If you owe federal income tax, you should file and pay as soon as you can to minimize any penalty and interest charges. There is no penalty for filing a late return if you are due a […]