The IRS has released the W-4 form for 2019
Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has updated the W-4 to reflect the many tax changes. You may be wondering if there will be major differences.
Here’s the breakdown
Right off the bat, when comparing the 2018 W-4 and 2019 W-4, it looks similar. However, there are changes in income thresholds along with calculations. This also applies to changes from tax credits to allowance tables for two-earners/multiple job holders.
Personal Allowances Worksheet
To calculate your allowances, the first sheet you see is the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Typically, taxpayers with a simple tax situation who do not need to itemize, have no dependents and only work only one job just fill in this first sheet and leave everything else blank. Continue reading “Here’s the New 2019 W-4 Form!”
The tax deadline is April 15, 2019!
For residents of Maine and Massachusetts, they have until April 17 to file their 2018 tax return. Here’s some important information you need to know for filing by the tax deadline.
1. You need to report ALL of your income.
If you don’t report all of your taxable income; all income that is subject to withholding; you will need to amend your return using Form 1040X when the IRS gets a hold of your information.
Not only that, but you may even end up owing money back to the IRS.
2. You can file without a W-2.
Continue reading “6 Facts For Filing Taxes By the Tax Deadline”
Is free tax filing really “free”?
During tax season, many taxpayers wonder if free file through tax preparation sites is a myth. It turns out, it’s true but it solely depends on your tax situation.
How taxpayers fall for advertising.
On the bright side, the best part about filing online is being able to file your taxes right from home. For one thing, you can avoid the hassle of waiting to see a tax accountant. On top of that, you even see options to file for free!
Unfortunately, not all tax sites who advertise for free tax filing can help taxpayers for free. Most tax sites will only allow you to file your taxes for free if you have a “simple” return; meaning taking the standard deduction.
As a reminder, if you’re itemizing the deductions below, you cannot file for free. Continue reading “Filing Your Taxes for Free & How it Works”