How to Read Tax Account Transcripts Like a Tax Pro

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When you hire a tax professional to resolve a tax matter, one of the first steps they will take is a review of your IRS account transcripts. An account transcript provides you with a complete history of your tax account, which can be useful for determining things such as the status of your tax return … Read more

How to Visit Your IRS Local Office Without an Appointment

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If you need to face-to-face assistance at your local IRS office, normally you are required to schedule an appointment. However, there are Saturday help days where you can visit selected local TAC offices without an appointment on the following dates and locations. These offices will be open from 9 am to 4 pm. Since the … Read more

How to Get Tax Forms and Publications from the IRS

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Looking for tax forms or publications? There are several ways for taxpayers to get them. 1. Online View and Download You can view and download many tax forms and publications online. Visit here: Note that printed online versions of certain forms, such as some information returns, cannot be filed. See the instructions for your … Read more

What to Do if You’ve Lost Your Ein

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When you apply for an EIN, you receive a computer-generated notice (CP 575) that contains your EIN and other information. If you’ve lost the notice, here are some things you can try. Before Contacting the IRS If you only need the EIN number and not an EIN verification letter, you might be able to locate … Read more

What to Do If You Don’t Get a W-2 from Your Employer

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It’s tax time and if you’re missing your Form W-2, here are some things you can try. Contact your employer first The law requires employers to issue a Form W-2 to their employees by January 31st every year. If you didn’t receive your Form W-2 by January 31st, or if it is incorrect, try reaching … Read more

What is the tax return filing deadline in 2021?

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Per IR-2021-59, the 2020 tax return deadline for individuals has been automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. This also extends the time to pay outstanding income taxes for the 2020 tax period to May 17, 2021. To extend the deadline from May 17 to October 15, 2021, taxpayers must file Form … Read more

IRS Publishes FAQ on the Recovery Rebate Credit

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From Most individuals eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit have already received the full amount in two rounds of payments, known as Economic Impact Payments. If we issued you the full amount of each Economic Impact Payment, you won’t need to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit or include any information related to it when … Read more

How do you renew an ITIN?

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In order to renew an ITIN, you must complete a new Form W-7 and submit all required identification documents to the IRS. See the Form W-7 instructions for details. While you do not need to submit a tax return with your ITIN application, you should file a return if you have a filing requirement. Your … Read more

Today is Tax Day 2020!

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While taxes are normally due April 15th, this year Congress extended the filing deadline to July 15th. Today, July 15th, is the deadline to file your 2019 Form 1040 tax return, unless you’ve filed an extension to October 15th. Here some tips for tax day and a little tax day history. The April 15th deadline … Read more