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State Tax Office 1919 North Loop West Houston, Texas 77008

Houston TX State Tax Office at 1919 North Loop West 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.

State Tax Office Houston Northwest 1919 North Loop West, Suite 510
Houston, Texas 77008-1354
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 713-426-8200
State Tax Office Houston Southwest 7011 Harwin Drive, Suite 186
Houston, Texas 77036-2151
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 713-783-1665
IRS Tax Office Houston Downtown) 1919 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
**This office will be open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on 4/15**
(281) 721-7021
IRS Office Houston (NW) 12941 I45 N
Houston, TX 77060
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. **This office will be open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on 4/15** (281) 721-7021
IRS Tax Office Houston (SE) 8876 I45 S
Houston, TX 77017
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. **This office will be open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on 4/15** (281) 721-7021
IRS Office Houston (SW) 8701 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77074
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. **This office will be open 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on 4/15** (281) 721-7021




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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)

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

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

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.  

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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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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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

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

 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 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

What is a split refund?

Q) What is a split refund? A) The IRS allows your refund to be split. A split refund lets you divide your refund, in any proportion you want, and direct deposit the funds into up to three different accounts with U.S. financial institutions. To allocate a split refund. you should use Form 8888 (PDF), Allocation of Refund, to request to haveContinue 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 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

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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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

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 don’t owe taxes. Can I file electronically (e-filing) after April 15?

Q)  I don’t owe taxes. Can I file electronically (e-filing) after April 15? A) According to the IRS- Electronically (e-filing) filed tax returns are accepted until November 23. If April 15 does not fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you must file Form 4868 (PDF), Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, on orContinue 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

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 pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online?

Q) Can I pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online. I want to pay it at an office in person if able is there one located in ft. Smith,AR or close to that area. A) According to the IRS: If youContinue Reading

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How would I obtain a private letter ruling?

Q) How would I obtain a private letter ruling? A) According to the IRS: The procedures and user fees for obtaining a letter ruling are published annually in the first revenue procedure of each calendar year. The current procedures are in Revenue Procedure 2014-1 which can be found in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2014-1. The Revenue Procedure and the Internal RevenueContinue Reading

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What is a split refund?

Q) What is a split refund? A) The IRS allows your refund to be split. A split refund lets you divide your refund, in any proportion you want, and direct deposit the funds into up to three different accounts with U.S. financial institutions. To allocate a split refund. you should use Form 8888 (PDF), Allocation of Refund, to request to haveContinue 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 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

Where can I write to have 2018 forms sent to me?

Q) Where can I write to have 2018 forms sent to me? A) According to the IRS Website:The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. Due to the continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options to taxpayers and efforts to reduce costs; the IRSContinue 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

My husband won 14,000.00 at casino..Can he claim all the losing lotto tickets … to wash out taxes?

Q) My husband won 14,000.00 at casino in Delaware we live in Md. Can he claim all the losing lotto tickets he has lost this year to wash out taxes owed for this 14,000.00 winning. Also what is the tax percentage to Maryland and Federal for tax withholding on this amount. A) According o TurboTax.comContinue Reading

Can I pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online?

Q) Can I pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online. I want to pay it at an office in person if able is there one located in ft. Smith,AR or close to that area. A) According to the IRS: If youContinue 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

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 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