Are you starting on your 2018 tax return right now?
Your tax return may seem a bit off when you’re filing. The reason for this is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes.
How about we find out how to e-file your taxes first?
For on the go taxpayers and those who just need a break.
If you have a hectic schedule or just want to relax at home after a long day, filing your taxes online could be the best option for you. No need for standing in long lines for a tax accountant (especially with the government shutdown happening right now).
All you need to do is follow these few steps:
- Create an account
- Enter your tax information (which is conveniently available by clicking user-friendly tabs for your personal information, income, deductions, and credits)
- Submit your account for e-file!
We’ll e-file your tax return as soon as possible. Keep in mind, taxpayers who have a refund for the 2018 tax year are not subject to any penalties at any point they decide to file. Just make sure you file within three years of the due date of your return to claim your refund.
However, taxpayers with a tax due to the IRS will need to file right away so they can avoid late filing penalties!
Check out the breakdown of the tax changes this year.
The following are no longer available for the 2018 tax year: Continue reading “How to E-File Your 2018 Taxes & The New Tax Changes!”
Last night, the IRS confirmed that January 28, 2019 will be the start of the tax season.
Although live assistance from the IRS number isn’t available, their staff is determined to keep the tax season going. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.
Now that you have an idea of when you should have your 2018 tax return prepared by, here’s what you need to know.
Will my refund still be delayed?
Continue reading “The IRS has announced the start of the tax season!”
Update: The IRS has announced that the tax season will begin January 28, 2019 to start filing your 2018 tax returns!
Did you try calling the IRS?
Many taxpayers are confused as to how the government shutdown will affect the 2019 tax season. If you pick up the phone and contact the IRS, you’ll receive a short message instead of the typical menu. “Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible,” is what you hear when you call their toll free number.
Overall, this means that all IRS offices are closed because of the government shutdown. Read on to find out what you need to know for this tax season.
First off, what does “government shutdown” mean?
Continue reading “How the government shutdown affects your taxes.”