Monday, January 14, 2013
The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season
You'll have to wait a bit if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season -- pushing it eight days to January 30, 2013. The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15 The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date though some revised forms may not be immediately available. You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article. Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year. As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Today's Tax Filing Day. Do you pay too much in taxes, or not nearly enough?
Two things are inevitable in life, and that's death and taxes. The latter is due today. If you've filled out your 1040, it's the time where you send the IRS a check to avoid late fees and penalties. Or if you're lucky, Uncle Sam will soon be sending you a rebate if he owes you cash. Paying income taxes is an activity upon which almost everyone has an opinion, and none probably as strong as now, when the federal deficit is huge, and there are efforts, like the Buffett Rule, to get the rich to pony up more. What do you think? Do you pay enough in taxes? Do you think the rich guys ought to pay more? Or does the government just spend too much? Take our poll, but make sure you post your opinion. Let's hear what you have to say!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Free File is an online program offered by the government that prepares taxes for free.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Editor's Note: The following article is a release from the Internal Revenue Service. The tax deadline is fast approaching and even though the April 17 deadline offers a couple of extra days this year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers who haven't filed yet that IRS Free File is still available. For people who find taxes a little too taxing, IRS Free File offers free software to prepare and e-file your taxes for free. Get started at IRS.gov/freefile. Here are four tips about IRS Free File: 1. Free File Does the Hard Work for You Free File is a partnership between the IRS and leading tax software providers who make their brand-name products available for free. You don’t need to be a tax expert; the software will help find tax breaks for you…