What Do I Need to Know About the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?

What Do I Need to Know About the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?

Q: I’ve heard that the IRS will start making advance payments toward the Child Tax Credit of 2021 this summer. What do I need to know about these payments?

A: The advance payments of the Child Tax Credits of

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

On March 6, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan(link is external). The coronavirus relief bill now

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

It’s tax season, and scammers are working overtime to get your money. Tax scams are as varied as they are common, but when you know what to look for, you can beat fraudsters at their game and keep them from getting your money and your information.

If you hear or see any of the following 12 lines this tax

Indiana Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Text Scam

Indiana Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Text Scam

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in a number of scams. Among them include scams involving Unemployment,

IRS Reveals List of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2020

IRS Reveals List of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2020

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams most prevalent during that year’s tax season. This year, with COVID-19 pushing off the federal tax deadline to July 15, the IRS held off publishing the list until early July, and of course it’s loaded with COVID-19-related scams.

The Beginner’s Guide to Filling Out a W-4

The Beginner’s Guide to Filling Out a W-4

It’s no secret that the IRS excels at making things complicated. And when you’re busy learning the ropes of a new job, trying to fill out a 4-page W-4 form can be a huge hassle. It’s not a good idea to rush through it, though, because a small mistake now can mean withholding too much or too little of your

Tax Deadline Delayed

Tax Deadline Delayed

As part of the government’s efforts to help avoid a recession, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the tax deadline would be pushed off by a full 90 days.

Here’s what this announcement means for taxpayers.

Under normal circumstances, taxes are due by April 15. If tax filers cannot complete their taxes in time, they can request a 6-month extension

Don’t Toss That Junk Mail — It Might be Your Stimulus Payment

Don’t Toss That Junk Mail — It Might be Your Stimulus Payment

Four million Americans are receiving their Economic Impact Payment in the form of a prepaid debit card — and many are mistaking it for junk mail.

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments (EIP) as prepaid debit cards. The cards arrive

Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019
Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams

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5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
  1. Faulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting
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