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My experience at Houston TX Tax Office – anonymous

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Your Tax Office City: Houston

Your Tax Office State: tx

Your Wait Time: 3 Hours

Your Experience: I was her at 8 am, waited for 3 hours. Very understaffed The manager and told us he only scheduled 3 people on a Friday. Not good forecasting in my opinion.

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I am 78 yrs old, I have a ROTH IRA and plan to cash it out, will this be considered an income?

Q) I am 78 yrs old, I have a ROTH IRA and plan to cash it out, will this be considered an income, subject to tax. Will it increase my gross income and bump me to the next taxable bracket? A) Please discuss this with your tax accountant. In general you can withdraw contributions youContinue 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 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

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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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.  

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

Must I use a Joint account for my deposit if I am filing jointly?

Q) Must I use a Joint account for my deposit if I am filing jointly? A) You can ask the IRS to direct deposit a refund from a jointly filed return into your account, your spouse’s account, or a joint account.  However, state and financial institution rules can vary, and you should first verify that yourContinue Reading

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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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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 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 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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I never filed my 2015 taxes. How would I go about filing?

Q) I never filed my 2015 taxes as I did not have the money to pay to have them filed. I need to get that taken care of as soon as possible and have my 2015 taxes filed and was recommended to come into the IRS office and do that since it can’t be filed electronicallyContinue Reading

I have seven Children can i claim them all on my taxes

Q) I have seven Children can i claim them all on my taxes A) There is no maximum amount of dependents you’re allowed to claim on your tax return. You can claim all dependents who are qualified child dependents according to IRS rules. Consider it a token of appreciation for supporting the ever-increasing costs of diapers,Continue 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

I have a IRS payment plan..can’t afford to pay my plan at this time

Q) I have a payment plan with you I have had my hours cut at work and I can’t afford to pay my plan at this time.I don’t know what to do next. A) According to the IRS website you can review your current tax repayment plan. Reviewing a Payment Plan You can view detailsContinue Reading

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 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

 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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 I filed for 2016 & was on the Apple plan & did not know I would receive a tax form for it.

Q) I filed for 2016 & was on the Apple plan & did not know I would receive a tax form for it. I have moved from where I was living after I filed & you are supposed to be on the plan for 6 or more months of the year you are filling for. WellContinue Reading

Who is Self-Employed?

Generally, you are self-employed if any of the following apply to you. You carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. You are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. You are otherwise in business for yourself (including a part-time business)

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

When should I file for an extension if I need more time.

Q) When should I file for an extension if I need more time. A) According the the IRS: U.S. citizens and resident aliens who file calendar year returns are required to file a tax return by April 15.  However, taxpayers who are overseas on the due date receive an automatic extension of two months (generallyContinue Reading

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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 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

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

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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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

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 need help getting my ip pin so can file my taxes how should i go about rhat

Q) i need help getting my ip pin so can file my taxes how should i go about rhat A) According to the IRS website: How to retrieve your IP PIN online You may use our Get an IP PIN online tool to retrieve your current IP PIN. We require you to register and verify your identityContinue 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

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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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