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Pennsylvania Tax Offices are here to help if you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you’re more comfortable talking with someone face-to-face, no appointment is necessary.

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Altoona Bethlehem Butler Cranberry Erie
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  1. Because the IRS processes the first return it receives, if another person claims your dependent first, the IRS will reject your return. The IRS won’t tell you who claimed your dependent. But if you don’t suspect anyone who could have claimed the dependent, your dependent may be a victim of tax identity theft. You’ll need to take some steps to protect your right to claim the dependent and your refund if you don’t think that the other person was eligible to claim your dependent. First, double check that you meet all of the requirements to claim the dependent.

    The IRS may delay your refund while the IRS looks into the issue, but you should still receive your refund. File a paper return. Note that when you file a paper return, it can take six to eight weeks for the IRS to process. This includes things like birth certificates and proof of identity, but also documents that show that your dependent lived with you at the same address for more than half of the year. This doesn’t mean that you can’t correct the situation. Don’t panic. The most important thing to remember is to prove with proper documentation that you are entitled to claim the dependent. Document your case as the IRS rules for claiming a dependent can get complicated.

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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

Can I expect to receive my tax refund on time?

Q) Can I expect to receive my tax refund on time? A) According to the IRS – Be careful not to count on getting your tax refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Many different factors can affect the timing of your refund after we receive it for processing.Continue Reading

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 Do I Claim Earned Income Tax Credit?

Q) How Do I Claim Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According to the IRS –  You need to file a tax return to claim Earned Income Tax Credit. Find out how—documents you need, common errors to watch for, the consequences of filing an Earned Income Tax Credit return with an error, how to get help preparing your returnContinue Reading

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

What are the penalties for filing and paying my taxes late?

Q) What are the penalties for filing and paying my taxes late? A) According to the IRS, Interest is compounded daily and charged on any unpaid tax from the due date of the return (without regard to any extension of time to file) until the date of payment. The interest rate is the federal short-term rate plusContinue Reading

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How Do I File My Annual Return?

To file your annual tax return, you will need to use Schedule C (PDF) or Schedule C-EZ (PDF) to report your income or loss from a business you operated or a profession you practiced as a sole proprietor. Schedule C Instructions (PDF) may be helpful in filling out this form. Small businesses and statutory employees with expenses of $5,000 or lessContinue Reading

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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Do we take the standard deduction for our house interest payments or do we take 20% of the actual tax amount paid

Q) We live in Grand junction Colorado and bought a house here. We have a mcc a mortgage credit certificate that says we can deduct 20% from our interest paid on our first mortgage. The interest paid is less than the standard deduction. Do we take the standard deduction or do we take 20% of theContinue Reading

I did not file my 2016 taxes.. how can i file without W2?

Q) I did not file my 2016 taxes due to not ever being able to get my W2 from a company how can i file that if i don’t have the information. A) You can use Form 4852 and your last paystub to file income taxes. Failing that, you can use IRS Form 4852 toContinue 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

Why is my refund different than the amount expected on tax return I filed?

Q) Why is my refund different than the amount expected on tax return I filed? A) According to the IRS – If you owe past-due federal tax, state income tax, state unemployment compensation debts, child support, spousal support, or certain federal nontax debts, such as student loans, all or part of your refund may be used (offset)Continue Reading

My bank won’t cash my return because my husband is (Deceased)

Q) My tax refund direct deposit was denied because they couldn’t find an account number to match and I received a paper check paid to the order of my deceased husband & myself. My bank won’t cash it unless I receive another check from the government stating paid to the order of my husband (Deceased) &Continue Reading

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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I made a mistake on my federal return already filed. What should I do?

Q)  I made a mistake on my federal return already filed. What should I do? A)  According to the IRS: It depends on the type of mistake that you made: Many mathematical errors are caught in the processing of the tax return itself so you may not need to correct these mistakes. If you did notContinue Reading

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Filed taxes feb.12,2013 for 2012 still have not received them online

Q) Filed taxes feb.12,2013 for 2012 still have not received them.online it says they are being processed it’s been 9 months when I call IRS on hold for ever to hear them say they can’t tell me why, DON’T UNDERSTAND WOULD AMEMDED TAXES HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, THANK YOU A) Recommend that you visitContinue Reading

I have not yet received my refund $5,171. I was told by H R Block that I didn’t owe

Q) I have a problem I filed my taxes February 14 2019 it’s now December 27 2019 I have not yet received my refund $5,171. I was told by H R Block that I didn’t owe and should not run into any problems I guess they were wrong. So with all due respect could youContinue Reading

I received notice stating I owe 1400 back taxes, how can I setup payment plan

Q) I received a notice stating i owe 1400 back taxes from 2009 they are giving me until the 30th of this month to pay.how can i setup a payment plan A) According to the IRS website; You can make monthly payments through an installment agreement if you’re not financially able to pay your tax debt immediately.Continue Reading

Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent?

Q) Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent? A) To be claimed as your dependent, your child must meet the qualifying child test or the qualifying relative test.  To meet the qualifying child test, your child must be younger than you and, as of the end of the calendar year, eitherContinue Reading

If I file electronically (e-filing), what do I do with my W-2 forms?

Q) If I file electronically (e-filing), what do I do with my W-2 forms? A) According to the IRS – You will use the information from your Form W-2 (PDF) to complete your tax return. After filing you should retain a copy of the form for your records. When filing electronically: You must provide a copy of the FormContinue Reading

How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments?

Q) How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments? A) According to the IRS: You must make estimated tax payments for the current tax year if both of the following apply: You expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax for the current tax year, after subtracting your withholding and refundable credits. YouContinue Reading

How do I qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit?

Q) How do I qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According to the IRS – EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not oweContinue 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

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 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

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

do I have to claim a child as a dependent to qualify as head of household?

Q) do I have to claim a child as a dependent to qualify as head of household? A) According to the IRS: In certain circumstances, you do not have to claim the child as a dependent to qualify for head of household filing status; for example, a custodial parent may be able to claim head of household filingContinue Reading

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Do I need to change my maiden name on my Social Security card to file jointly?

Q) Do I need to change my maiden name on my Social Security card to file jointly? A) According to the IRS: No. You can still file “Married Filing Jointly” without changing your name with the Social Security Administration. Make sure that the name shown on your Social Security card matches the name you use on yourContinue Reading

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What are My Self-Employed Tax Obligations?

As a self-employed individual, generally you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly. Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax. SE tax is a Social Security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. It is similar to the Social SecurityContinue Reading

I filed electronically (e-filing) but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?

Q) I filed electronically (e-filing) but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now? A) According to the IRS – There must be an error on your return. Please review the following: You should receive an explanation of why the return was rejected. If a mistake was made when entering a social security number, aContinue Reading

Should self-employment taxes be paid quarterly or yearly?

Q) Should self-employment taxes be paid quarterly or yearly? A) According to the IRS: If you are required to make estimated tax payments, the self-employment tax is paid by making quarterly estimated tax payments which include both income tax and social security tax.