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Altoona PA Tax Office 1601 Eleventh Ave. 16601 – IRS Tax

Altoona PA IRS Tax Office at 1601 Eleventh Ave. is 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.

IRS Tax Office Altoona 1601 Eleventh Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

(814) 944-3532



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I filed my taxes on time using TaxACT….the system can’t find my payment or tax record…will it cause a problem?

Q) I filed my taxes on time using TaxACT. I also paid part of what I owe using the IRS Payment system. I went to make more payments and the system can’t find my payment or tax record. I do not recall seeing a declined message for my federal return. If I submit it again onlineContinue Reading

S Corporations

S corporations are corporations that elect to pass corporate income, losses, deductions and credit through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes. Shareholders of S corporations report the flow-through of income and losses on their personal tax returns and are assessed tax at their individual income tax rates. This allows S corporations to avoid doubleContinue Reading

How do I get my W-2 when my employer refuses to send me one?

Q) How do I get a copy of my W-2 when my former employer refuses to send me one. A) 1) If the employer does not comply, the first step is to contact the IRS and report the issue to them. The phone number for this is 1-800-829-1040 2) Next, to file your taxes without theContinue Reading

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

What is a Partnership?

A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business. A partnership must file an annual information return to report the income, deductions, gains, losses,Continue Reading

I have received a letter in the mail regarding my amended tax, but i still have not receive my check

Q) Hi my name is amber r****s an i have received a letter in the mail regarding my amended tax return that it was issue out on this month but i still have not receive my check an my phone is 614******793 A) According to the IRS you can check status of your refund Within 24 hoursContinue Reading

I filed an E-1040 with TaxAct, forget to submit Form 8938. I have the 8938 form where do I send it?

Q) I filed an E-1040 with TaxAct. All the figures and computations were correct, so the IRS should have no trouble accepting the filed forms. I did, however, forget to submit Form 8938, which merely indicates how much money I have in a foreign bank. I have the 8938 form, so I just need to knowContinue Reading

Is an S corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax?

Q) Is an S corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax? A) According to the IRS: Sometimes an S corporation must make estimated tax payments. An S corporation must make installment payments of estimated tax if the total of the following taxes is $500 or more: The tax on built-in gains, The excess net passive-incomeContinue Reading

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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 made a mistake and got more refund than I should. What should I do?

Q) I made a mistake and got more refund than I should. What do I do? A) According to the IRS: Many mistakes are corrected in processing and a letter of explanation is mailed at the time the refund is issued. If the mistake was not corrected in processing, you need to: File an amended or correctedContinue Reading

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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

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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There is NO WAY I owe 1000’s of dollars in taxes, I was paying for college.

Q) I think it was last year, I drove to Wilmington and tried to fix my “taxes owed” for 2012, 2013 and 2014. I knew there was NO way I owed the state because I was in college all three years and had 3 sons living at home. I emailed the stuff that the man askedContinue Reading

I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer?

Q) I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer? A) According to the IRS: You may qualify for an Offer in Compromise if you are unable to pay your taxes in full or if you are facing economic hardship or other special circumstances. Note: Offer in Compromise Application Fee – Your offer mustContinue Reading

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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 am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her

Q) I am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her A) According to the IRS ..… suspect or know of an individual or a business that is not complying with the tax laws on issues such as: False Exemptions or DeductionsKickbacksFalse/Altered DocumentFailure to Pay TaxUnreported IncomeOrganized CrimeFailure to WithholdContinue 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

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

can i pay on line my taxes and get a receipt at the same time?

Q) can i pay on line my taxes and get a receipt at the same time? A) Yes you can. According to the IRS website – The Easiest Way to Pay All Your Federal Taxes EFTPS® is a system for paying federal taxes electronically using the Internet, or by phone using the EFTPS® Voice Response System. EFTPS®Continue Reading

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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

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

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 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 am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her

Q) I am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her A) According to the IRS ..… suspect or know of an individual or a business that is not complying with the tax laws on issues such as: False Exemptions or DeductionsKickbacksFalse/Altered DocumentFailure to Pay TaxUnreported IncomeOrganized CrimeFailure to WithholdContinue 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

Can we file our return electronically (e-filing)?

Q) Can we file our return electronically (e-filing)? A) According to the IRS – Yes, you can file electronically (e-filing) using any filing status. The limitations are: It must be your original individual return (not an amended return), and You cannot have already filed a return. Filing your return electronically is faster, safer, and more accurate than mailingContinue 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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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

I made a mistake and got more refund than I should. What should I do?

Q) I made a mistake and got more refund than I should. What do I do? A) According to the IRS: Many mistakes are corrected in processing and a letter of explanation is mailed at the time the refund is issued. If the mistake was not corrected in processing, you need to: File an amended or correctedContinue 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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