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IRS now billing those who filed but didn’t pay; Many payment options available

May 29, 2018 IRS YouTube Videos: Easy Ways to Pay My IRS Taxes – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe to the […]

IRS tips to help Beauty and Barber Shops Start, Grow and Succeed

May 6, 2015 In honor of Small Business Week May 4 – 8, 2015, the IRS is highlighting some of its most popular educational products, videos and webinars to help your business thrive. If you own a beauty or barber shop, or are self-employed, following the tax rules for your industry is crucial. Knowing the […]

Seven Tips for Taxpayers with Foreign Income

The IRS reminds U.S. citizens and residents who lived or worked abroad in 2012 that they may need to file a federal income tax return. If you are living or working outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes […]

Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true. Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and […]

Don’t Miss the Health Insurance Deduction if You’re Self-Employed

If you are self-employed, the IRS wants you to know about a tax deduction generally available to people who are self-employed. The deduction is for medical, dental or long-term care insurance premiums that self-employed people often pay for themselves, their spouse and their dependents. The insurance can also cover your child who was under age […]

Two Education Credits Help Pay Higher Education Costs

The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may help you pay for the costs of higher education. If you pay tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent you may qualify for these credits. Here are some facts the IRS wants you to know about these important credits: The American Opportunity […]

Nine Tips on Deducting Charitable Contributions

Giving to charity may make you feel good and help you lower your tax bill. The IRS offers these nine tips to help ensure your contributions pay off on your tax return. 1. If you want a tax deduction, you must donate to a qualified charitable organization. You cannot deduct contributions you make to either an […]

Top Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

When you are self-employed, it typically means you work for yourself, as an independent contractor, or own your own business. Here are six key points the IRS would like you to know about self-employment and self-employment taxes: 1. Self-employment income can include pay that you receive for part-time work you do out of your home. This […]

Get Credit for Making Your Home Energy-Efficient

If you made your home more energy efficient last year, you may qualify for a tax credit on your 2012 federal income tax return. Here is some basic information about home energy credits that you should know. Non-Business Energy Property Credit You may claim a credit of 10 percent of the cost of certain energy […]

Six Facts on Tax Refunds and Offsets

IRS Tax Tip 2013-60 Certain financial debts from your past may affect your current federal tax refund. The law allows the use of part or all of your federal tax refund to pay other federal or state debts that you owe. Here are six facts from the IRS that you should know about tax refund […]