Filing Your Taxes & Can’t Pay? 5 Options to Consider
If you’re certain you will be due a refund when tax time rolls around, chances are filing your taxes will be done before the due date. However, if you’re one of many who will owe the IRS, and you don’t have the money to cover the bill, it may be a different story.
A study was done last year to find the reason why many taxpayers failed to file their tax return by the extended filing date of July 15, 2020. It revealed that 24% of that group were sure they owed additional taxes, but they were not able to pay.
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Are You Sure You Don’t Have a Tax Refund Due?
Usually when the tax filing due date arrives, most taxpayers breathe a sigh of relief. What most taxpayers don’t realize, that date will close the window for many on their ability to file a claim for a tax refund. READ THIS CAREFULLY: The IRS stated that for the tax year 2017, up to 1.4 million individual taxpayers lost their ability to claim a refund by missing the three year statute.
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Does a College Student Have to File a Tax Return?
If you’re a college student, or about to become one, there are a few very important things for you to consider. The first is do you really have to file a tax return? If you do, who is going to do it? If you worked a part time job and had earned income, or maybe had some investment income, too, you probably need to file a return. But, wait.
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Do You Have a Bona-Fide Business or Is It A Hobby?
Things have been a little tight, money wise, and you decided to start a business with hopes of making a few extra bucks. Do you know what the IRS rules are and how they decide if you have a real business or hobby? You need to know these rules and make sure that you follow them.
Do You Intend to Make a Profit and Pay Taxes if You Do?
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Taxes for Self-Employed Individuals – Who Qualifies?
People who work as an employee don’t have to be very concerned with having their various taxes paid to the IRS. The employer withholds FICA, Medicare, federal income tax, and also state income tax, and sends in this money to the IRS and the state. Taxes for self-employed individuals are different.
Not so for someone who works as a freelancer. This individual must keep accurate records as to income and expenses, so that he can calculate his tax liability. The taxing agencies aren’t much help either, with their confusing payment dates for estimated taxes.
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You Could Be in for a Tax Surprise by Working from Home During the Pandemic
Practically every state in the U.S. has a requirement, that anyone who does work within their state, must file a tax return there and pay state taxes. It doesn’t matter where you live either, and this might be a big tax surprise for some remote workers.
Many wage earners were required to relocate to another state because of Covid-19. Even though their move was temporary, as long as they earned income View full post…
Do Your Taxes Online & Stop Paying Those High Fees
Tax Slayer Makes Filing Fast, Easy, and 100% Accurate
Filing your taxes is a process that we all would like to avoid, and for many good reasons. Not only is the process typically very time consuming, but it can also be so intimidating to know how to properly file your tax information and answer all of the questions correctly. You can do your taxes online here and avoid all of that hassle.
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The Best Way to File Taxes When Filing a Tax Return for the First Time
When you do your taxes for the first time, it can be somewhat intimidating. You’re afraid you’ll forget something, or worse, that you’ll mess things up. Don’t sweat it, the best way to file taxes the first time, or for that matter, anytime, is file your taxes online.
Sure, there are lots of rules to look out for, but if you do them online at our site, you don’t have to be concerned with them. We know all the rules and regulations and will make it very easy for you. All you need to do is to answer a few View full post…
If I Owe the IRS, What Are My Options?
I know, I know…you go through a lot of stress just in preparing your tax return, but when you owe money also, it’s like getting kicked when you’re already down. Then if you happen to be short of cash, and can’t pay your tax balance in full, what is one to do?
Way back in the “old days”, when I was just starting out with my tax practice, if you had a balance due and didn’t pay it in full, the IRS came after you very quickly. As the years went by, and more and more taxpayers found themselves in that predicament, the IRS decided it was in their best interest to work with the taxpayer, and collect more money in the long run. View full post…
Is It to Your Advantage to Itemize Your Deductions?
Under the old tax rules from many years ago, the answer to this question was generally yes, for most filers. Today, and especially after TCJA, more filers are using the new standard deduction. If you want to itemize your deductions, you need to exceed those amounts for the standard deduction.
To itemize your deductions, you need to keep track of medical expenses, various types of taxes that you pay, charitable contributions, qualified mortgage interest paid, and certain casualty losses. It takes more work to keep accurate records for these deductions, but it could payoff in the long haul.
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