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Do I have to pay taxes on my social security benefits?

Q) Do I have to pay taxes on my social security benefits? A) According to the IRS: Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. They do not include supplemental security income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. The amount of social security benefits that must be included on your income tax return and usedContinue Reading

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How do I find out if some one cashed my refund check?

Q) How do I find out if some one cashed my refund check? A) If you need to know whether your federal tax refund check has been cashed, you can initiate a trace on your refund by using one of the following methods: You can use the “Where’s My Refund?” system available through the IRS website. You can callContinue Reading

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I got a notice that i owe the IRS money from 2008 and I was incarcerated. Who do I talk to about this ?

Q) I got a notice that i owe the IRS money from 2008 and I was incarcerated and never filed my taxes or worked….. Who do I talk to about this ? A) IRS Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, unless otherwise noted. Residents of Alaska and HawaiiContinue Reading

I won $1,358 online in May of 2017. To this day no check sent. They sent me a 2017 1099-misc. Please advise me.

Q) I won $1,358 online at a bingo site back in May of 2017. They zeroed out my account to process the winnings in mid June 2017 but to this date they still have not sent out the check or paid me. they sent me a 2017 1099-misc. I have repeatedly emailed them that they needContinue Reading

I did my taxes 3/23/19 and I still haven’t received my refund yet

Q) Hi my name is John B***** I did my taxes 3/23/19 and I still haven’t received my refund yet it’s been 4 month now I just want to know when I will receive my refund. A) If you filed your tax return at least eight weeks ago, call the IRS tax refund hotline atContinue Reading

been calling Where’s My Refund for several weeks

I been calling the Where’s My Refund for several weeks. Calling 800-829-1040 or 800-829-1954. I filled & mailed our Senior form (married-joint) approx May 26th, 2020. Always the system tells me information is Not available. Mailed the tax forms from Mandan ND to Egden, Utah. I’m afraid the postal service could of Lost our envelope.Continue Reading

How can I check the status of my amended return?

Q) How can I check the status of my amended return? A) You can check the status of your Form 1040X (PDF), Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, using the “Where’s My Amended Return?” (WMAR) online tool or the toll-free telephone number 866-464-2050 three weeks after you file your amended return.  Both tools are available in English and Spanish andContinue Reading

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IRS denied my EITC last year, but I qualify this year, what should I do?

Q) IRS denied my Earned Income Tax Credit  last year, but I qualify this year, what should I do? A) According to the IRS – If IRS denied or reduced your EITC for any year after 1996 for any reason other than a math or clerical error, you must qualify to claim the credit by meeting allContinue Reading

Can I receive a tax refund if I am currently making tax payments on prior years?

Q) Can I receive a tax refund if I am currently making tax payments on prior years? A) According to the IRS: No.  As a condition of your installment agreement, any refund due to you in a future year will be applied against the amount that you owe. The IRS will automatically apply the refund to theContinue Reading

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What can I do if someone has filed a tax return using my social security number?

Q) What can I do if someone has filed a tax return using my social security number? A) According to the IRS: The IRS has security measures in place to verify the accuracy of tax returns and the validity of social security numbers submitted. If you receive a notice from the IRS that leads you toContinue Reading

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Business Structures

When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines which income tax return form you have to file. The most common forms of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and S corporation. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a relatively new business structure allowedContinue Reading

Been trying to get “return transcript” for year ended 12/31/15

Q) Been trying to get “return transcript” for year ended 12/31/15 to apply for financial aid for daughter’s college. Efiled 12/31/15 return in late Feb., recd refund in mid-March. Irs.gov is telling me i) tax year 2015 cannot be ordered and ii) address does not match their records. I’ve been living at same address forContinue Reading

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I lost my refund check. How do I get a new one?

Q) I lost my refund check. How do I get a new one? A) According to the IRS: If you have lost your refund check, there are several options available to initiate a refund trace on your behalf. You can use the “Where’s My Refund?” system available through the IRS website. You can call the IRS toll-free number atContinue Reading

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How can I correct the spelling of my name with the IRS?

Q) How can I correct the spelling of my name with the IRS? A) Enter the correct information on your tax return. The name on the refund check is spelled the way it appears on your tax return. You can also call the IRS toll-free at 800-829-1040 to correct the spelling of your name over theContinue Reading

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Will I see a date for my Tax refund right away?

Q) Will I see a date for my Tax refund right away? A) According to the IRS: Where’s My Refund? will not give you a refund date right away. We must first receive your tax return and then we have to process it and approve your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you a personalized date once your refund isContinue Reading

How spouses earn Social Security benefits

A spouse is considered an employee if there is an employer/employee type of relationship, i.e., the first spouse substantially controls the business in terms of management decisions and the second spouse is under the direction and control of the first spouse. If such a relationship exists, then the second spouse is an employee subject toContinue Reading

How do partnerships file and pay quarterly estimated tax payments?

Q) How do partnerships file and pay quarterly estimated tax payments? A) According to the IRS: Partnerships file Form 1065 (PDF), U.S. Return of Partnership Income, to report income and expenses. A partnership does not pay tax on its income but “passes through” any profits or losses to its partners.  Generally, the partnership is required to prepare and give partners a ScheduleContinue Reading

Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why?

Q) Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why? A) According to the IRS – IRS works hard to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return: includes errors, is incomplete, needs further review, is impacted byContinue Reading

I messed up my 2016 federal tax form and asked for assistance

Q) I messed up my 2016 federal tax form and asked for assistance from the local IRS people. They told me to go to a $200-$500 tax adviser. I guess paying too much tax ain’t their concern. A) According to the IRS: You can fix mistakes or omissions on your tax return by filing anContinue Reading

Should I notify the IRS if I changed my address?

Q) Should I notify the IRS if I changed my address? A) Yes, if you move, you should notify the IRS of your new address. We need to change our records so that any tax refunds due to you or any other IRS communications will reach you in a timely manner.  If you filed a jointContinue Reading

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I filed my 2016 taxes late and I’ve tried getting my transcript

Q) Hello my name is Jerry, and I’m calling about my 2016 taxes. I filed my 2016 taxes late and I’ve tried getting my transcript so I can attend college. I kept getting letters saying that the IRS had no record of my 2016 taxes. After I completed my FAFSA, the University said that VeritaxContinue Reading

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How much does an student have to make before filing income tax return?

Q) How much does an student have to make before filing income tax return? A) According to the IRS: If you are an unmarried dependent student, you must file a tax return if your earned and/or unearned income exceeds certain limits. To find these limits refer to Dependents under Who Must File, in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information.Continue Reading

How do I request a non-filing verification letter?

Q) How do I request a non-filing verification letter? A) An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter – provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested. Non Tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-filing of their 2015 tax return status, free of charge,Continue Reading

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 We bought our home in 2000 for $60,500. We sold it in July for $60,000. How do I put this on my income tax return for 2018?

Q) We bought our home in 2000 for $60,500. We sold it this last July for $60,000. How do I put this on my income tax return for 2018? A) Most people use the Schedule D form to report capital gains and losses that result from the sale or trade of certain property during the year. As ofContinue Reading

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If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS

If you receive a letter or notice from the IRS, it will explain the reason for the correspondence and provide instructions. Many of these letters and notices can be dealt with simply, without having to call or visit an IRS office. The notice you receive covers a very specific issue about your account or taxContinue Reading

 I want to know why I have not yet received my 2014 refund?

Q) I want to know why I have not yet received my 2014 refund.I need to speak with someone concerning my 2014 tax return i have not yet received it. I ordered transcript from 2014 and 2015. The information on each 2014-2015 transcript are Identical but have different tracking numbers. I do not understand how myContinue Reading

What is the best and fastest way to get information about my Tax Refund?

Q) What is the best and fastest way to get information about my Tax refund? A) The best and fastest way to get information on tax refunds is to use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filedContinue Reading

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure allowed by state statute. Each state may use different regulations, and you should check with your state if you are interested in starting a Limited Liability Company. Owners of an LLC are called members. Most states do not restrict ownership, and so members may include individuals,Continue Reading

Can I get copies of my prior year Forms W-2 from the IRS

Q)  Can I get copies of my prior year Forms W-2 from the IRS A) According to the IRS: The quickest way to obtain a copy of a prior year Form W-2 is through your employer.  If that is not possible: You can order copies of your entire return (attachments include Form W-2) from the IRS forContinue Reading

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I claim my daughter as a dependent, she is in college can she claim her own personal exemption.

Q) I claim my daughter as a dependent, she is in college can she claim her own personal exemption. A) According the IRS; If you can claim an exemption for your daughter as a dependent on your income tax return, she cannot claim her own personal exemption on her income tax return. If an individual is filingContinue Reading