Don’t Mess with the IRS

We took some time off from Money Monday to set up the 30 day “Do You” plan.  But we are starting Money Monday with a bang. I will hunt tips to help you file your taxes and get the best refund that you can.  I worked as a tax professional for one tax season and I found out that there are many deductions that you can take.  There are also a lot of laws that protect tax payers when it comes to you owing the government money.  It is worth our time to look for information that helps us with filing our taxes.  You and I both know that we do not want to mess with the IRS. It takes just takes a little research to find out what deductions can benefit you and your family.  I hope that I am not researching alone because it will take all of us to find answers to tax question.   I have already found changes that you should know about.

  • If you are using a ITIN number, you need to make sure it Is not expired. Make sure that the correct W-7 forms and ID are on file to avoid delays.  Most of the processing delays are filers with ITIN numbers.

 

  • The IRS will start releasing Refunds on February 15, but the refunds will not hit the bank until February 27th.

 

  • If you are using a online tax software for the first time you will need your AGI. If you have a copy of your 2015 federal income tax return, your AGI is on line 37 of the Form 1040; line 21 on the Form 1040-A or line 4 on the Form 1040-EZ.x

 

  • All IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers now operate by appointment only.

 

  • To better protect taxpayers, the IRS recently upgraded its identity verification process for certain online self-help tools. The purpose is to prevent taxpayer impersonations and account takeovers by identity thieves.

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/steps-for-tax-filing-season

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