Many taxpayers lose out on advantageous tax breaks because they are unaware that many things they own qualify for lower capital gain tax rates. Almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is considered a “capital asset.” Some examples of things you may own that are capital assets are: 1. stocks and… Continue reading Capital Gain Rates in 2011
If you missed the April 18th deadline to file your 2010 Tax Return, it’s not too late. While you consider whether it’s worth the hassle to file your late return, here’s some things to keep in mind: PENALTIES AND INTEREST. For every day your tax return is late, filing penalties, payment penalties, and interest will… Continue reading Missed the 2010 Tax Return Filing Deadline?
Despite being a few days late this year, Tax Day is here! For you procrastinators, don’t freak out quite yet. You still have until midnight tonight to electronically file (e-file) your return. Alternatively, your return must be postmarked today. The IRS now has FREE e-file for all taxpayers (including all forms and schedules). Beware of… Continue reading Happy Tax Day – April 18, 2011
Knowing the chances of the IRS auditing your Income Tax Return is relatively slim, are you willing to take that gamble and “modify” the figures on your return to maximize your refund or minimize the taxes owed? If so, you are definitely not alone! But before you turn in that return, you might want to… Continue reading Audit Gamble – IRS Steps it up Against Tax Cheats
Need Help Filing Your Return, but Can’t Afford a Tax Prep Service? You May Qualify for FREE Tax Prep Assistance! If you need help filing your income tax returns, but think you cannot afford a tax preparer service, beware! Some tax preparation providers may offer you a lower fee or offer to take a percentage… Continue reading Free Tax Return Help!
QUESTION: What happens if I owe the IRS money but after paying my living expenses/bills, I currently can’t afford to pay my tax liability? ANSWER: Depending on your particular situation, there are several options. If you are going through a financial hardship, the IRS may be willing to suspend collection activity to allow you the… Continue reading Tax Q & A – I Currently Can’t Pay the IRS because of an Economic Hardship
QUESTION: Did the IRS really change the filing deadline from April 15th to April 18th? ANSWER: Yes! Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law,… Continue reading Tax Q & A – 2010 Filing Deadline
QUESTION: I Know My Tax Return is Due, but I Cannot Pay the Taxes…Should I Still File on Time? ANSWER: YES, YES, and YES! Even though you will not be able to pay the full amount of your taxes when you file your Income Tax Return, you should still file on time to prevent the… Continue reading Tax Day Countdown Q & A
IRS Letter 525: General 30 Day Letter. This is a notice from the IRS informing you of potential mistakes concerning items on your tax return. These errors may be mathematical or clerical errors in preparing your tax return. This letter is accompanied by a report including the computations of their proposed adjustments. If you agree… Continue reading Common IRS Letters and Notices