Affordable Care Act for Individuals

The Health Insurance Marketplace – Learn about Your Health Insurance Coverage Options If you don’t have coverage or if you have it but want to find out about other options; help is available at the Health Insurance Marketplace. While no one is required to use the Marketplace, if you need insurance, it may be right […]

IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014

Everyone has important decisions to make concerning health care coverage in 2014.  Starting in 2014, you must choose to either have basic health insurance coverage (known as minimum essential coverage) for yourself and everyone in your family for each month or go without health care coverage for some or all of the year. If you […]

Beware of Fake IRS Emails and Phone Calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real. Scammers often send an email or call to lure victims to give up their personal and financial information. The crooks then […]

Form W-2 Missing? IRS Can Help

If you worked as an employee last year, your employer must give you a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. This form shows the amount of wages you received for the year and the taxes withheld from those wages. It’s important that you use this form to help make sure you file a complete and […]

What if I haven’t received my W-2

View this IRS message to see what you should do if you don’t have your W-2 yet.

Choosing the Right Filing Status

Using the correct filing status is very important when you file your tax return. You need to use the right status because it affects how much you pay in taxes. It may even affect whether you must file a tax return. When choosing a filing status, keep in mind that your marital status on Dec. […]

IRS message to taxpayers warns of extended hold time for callers

February 11, 2014.  In a Youtube message to taxpayers from the new IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, the public is encouraged to use electronic filing and warned to expect challenges in receiving IRS services including extended wait times for telephone callers.  It is not unusual for callers to be on hold for significantly more than an […]

Which Tax Form Should You File?

Which form should you use to file your federal income taxes? These days, most people use a computer to prepare and e-file their tax forms. It’s easy, because tax software selects the right form for you. If you file on paper, you’ll need to pick the right form to use. If you still prefer paper […]

Who Should File a 2013 Tax Return?

January 28, 2014 Do you need to file a federal tax return this year? Perhaps. The amount of your income, filing status, age and other factors determine if you must file. Even if you don’t have to file a tax return, there are times when you should. Here are five good reasons why you should […]

South Carolina Income Tax Filing Opens This Week

Columbia, SC (January 28, 2014) — The SC Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is reminding taxpayers that the 2014 individual income tax filing season opens Friday, January 31, 2014. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service, SCDOR will begin to accept electronic or paper individual income tax returns this Friday. SCDOR encourages taxpayers to file their […]