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Scranton PA Tax Office 409 Lackawanna Ave. 18503 – IRS Tax

Scranton PA IRS Tax Office at 409 Lackawanna 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 Scranton 409 Lackawanna Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

 

(570) 961-249
State Tax Office Scranton
PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
SCRANTON DISTRICT OFFICE
SAMTERS BLDG RM 201
101 PENN AVE
SCRANTON PA 18563-1970
 

 

Area Operations Director
Phone: 570-963-4585
Fax: 570-963-4969
 
Assistant Area Operations Director
Phone: 570-963-4585
Fax: 570-963-4969
State Tax Office Scranton Scranton District Office 

PA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
SAMTERS BLDG RM 200
SCRANTON PA 18503-1970 
 
Phone: 570-963-4585
Fax: 570-963-4969




 

 

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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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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

not yet received the rest of my federal refund .. over 5000$

Q) I received a letter saying that i hadn’t filed my 2013 and 2015 returns. They put the amounts owed for each year and said not to do anything if i agreed with the amounts they would apply them to my 2018 tax return on may 8th 2019. However its almost July and ive notContinue 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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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

Corporations

In forming a corporation, prospective shareholders exchange money, property, or both, for the corporation’s capital stock. A corporation generally takes the same deductions as a sole proprietorship to figure its taxable income. A corporation can also take special deductions. For federal income tax purposes, a C corporation is recognized as a separate taxpaying entity. AContinue 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

All employers must file a Form W-2

Every employer engaged in a trade or business who pays remuneration, including noncash payments of $600 or more for the year (all amounts if any income, social security, or Medicare tax was withheld) for services performed by an employee must file a Form W-2 for each employee (even if the employee is related to theContinue Reading

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

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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“the local IRS # I called” hung up!

After I explained my issues…I was told to call another number that would help me…when I questioned that “the local IRS # I called” hung up! I called the number I was given and was told to ask for a person at the end of the message…that didn’t happen – line went dead. I’m receivedContinue Reading

How can I get letter stating I have a zero balance with Colorado?

Q) How can I get a letter stating that I have a zero balance with the State of Colorado? A) To make your request for zero tax balance with the state of Colorado please contact Colorado Tax Office by phone at 303-238-7378 or write to:Colorado Department of RevenueDenver, CO 80261-0004

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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Will calling the IRS help me get my tax refund any faster?

Q) Will calling the IRS help me get my tax refund any faster? A) According the the IRS: Calling the IRS will not speed up your refund. Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your refund if it has been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since youContinue Reading

How will I know if IRS received my tax return and it’s being processed?

Q) How will I know if IRS received my tax return and it’s being processed? A) According to the IRS – You can use the Where’s My Refund? tool to follow your tax return from receipt to issuance of your refund. While your tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Return Received,Refund Approved and Refund Sent.

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

Who is a qualifying child for Earned Income Tax Credit?

Q) Who is a qualifying child for Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According the to IRS – Your child is a qualifying child if your child meets all of the following tests: Age Relationship Residency Joint Return Age Your child must meet one of the following: Be under age 19 at the end of the year and youngerContinue 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

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 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

Can you request a copy of a previous tax return at a local IRS location?

Q) Can you request a copy of a previous tax return at a local IRS location or does the official form have to be submitted and mailed off? A) According to the IRS website. Taxpayers who need certain prior year tax return information can obtain it from the IRS. Here are nine things to know ifContinue Reading

Self-employment tax

Self-employment tax is a tax consisting of Social Security and Medicare taxes primarily for individuals who work for themselves. It is similar to the Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most wage earners. You figure self-employment tax (SE tax) yourself using Schedule SE (Form 1040). Social Security and Medicare taxes ofContinue Reading

I have not received my stimulus check.

I have not received my stimulus check. I called the IRS, Fiscal Services Bureau and the Treasury Dept. They all informed me IRS is holding the check because my husband, AlbertL. Aleman, passed away on 4/6/2020. The IRS made the check out for $2400 and it should have been for $1200 just for me. IContinue Reading

I still did not get my tax refund from 2018.

Q) I still did not get my tax refund from 2018. Why is it so hard to get my tax back? Whenever I call they just told me to wait and wait. Please I need urgent help. A) According to the IRS – Some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons,Continue Reading

How will I know if IRS received my tax return and it’s being processed?

Q) How will I know if IRS received my tax return and it’s being processed? A) According to the IRS – You can use the Where’s My Refund? tool to follow your tax return from receipt to issuance of your refund. While your tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Return Received,Refund Approved and Refund Sent.

 I received a letter from the IRS. They say I owe $21,000 in taxes. I can’t pay this and I don’t know what to expect. Any advice would be appreciate

Q) I received a letter from the IRS. They say I owe $21,000 in taxes and penalties. I can’t pay this and I don’t know what to expect. Any advice would be appreciated. A) Recommend you call the Tax Relief Hotline at 888-769-8983 for assistance.

My wife and I both need to apply for replacement Social Security cards – ours are misplaced or lost?

Q) My wife and I both need to apply for replacement Social Security cards – ours are misplaced or lost? I also need to get my 2013 IRS W2 posted. I have a copy from my employer for the SSA. How do we go about accomplishing both of these tasks? Thanks! A) According to the Social SecurityContinue Reading

How do I sign my tax return when I (e-filing) using online filing software?

Q)  How do I sign my tax return when I e-file using online filing software? A) According to the IRS  – You sign your tax return using the Self-Select PIN method.  The Self-Select PIN method allows taxpayers to electronically sign their individual income tax return by selecting a five-digit personal identification number (PIN).  The PIN is anyContinue Reading

How do I turn a employee in for not holding out taxes

Q) How do I turn a employee in for not holding out taxes A) According to the IRS – Employees who do not have taxes withheld nor remit them personally, are still liable for these taxes and may not qualify for Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment benefits. Employees who are concerned that their employer isContinue 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