How to Check the Status of Your Refund  

Easily Check the Status of Your Refund  

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Article Highlights: Your Federal Tax Refund Status Can Be Checked Online Delay When Claiming Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit “Where’s My Refund?” Refunds Are Generally Issued Within 21 Days of E-Filing …
Are Your Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

Are Your Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

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Article Highlights: CARES and COVID Tax Relief Acts Unemployment Benefits American Rescue Plan Tax-Exempt Portion of Unemployment Bogus Forms 1099-G Kiddie Tax and Unemployment States’ Taxation of Unemployment   With…
Understanding Tax-Filing Status

Understanding Tax-Filing Status

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Article Highlights: Single Married Filing Jointly Surviving Spouse Married to a Nonresident Alien Head of Household Married Filing Separate   Filing status is determined on the last day of the year and most often is…
Required Minimum IRA Distributions Will Resume in 2021

Required Minimum IRA Distributions Will Resume in 2021

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Article Highlights: CARES Act Moratorium RMD Resumptions Age Considerations Figuring out the RMD Amount Penalty for Not Taking an RMD No Maximum Limit IRA-to-Charity Transfers As part of the CARES Act, the requirement…
Unemployment Fraudsters May Create a Tax Nightmare for Unsuspecting Taxpayers

Unemployment Fraudsters May Create a Tax Nightmare for Unsuspecting Taxpayers

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As if this past year with all of its pandemic perils has not been stressful enough, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Labor has just added to our anxieties by announcing that at least at least $36 billion and possibly…
Tax Deductions Without Itemizing

Tax Deductions Without Itemizing

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Article Highlights: Charitable Contributions Educator Expenses Performing Artist Expenses State and Local Government Officials’ Expenses Health Savings Account Contributions Moving Expenses for Members of the Armed Forces …
IRS to Automatically Adjust Prior Filed 2020 Returns with Unemployment Income

IRS to Automatically Adjust Prior Filed 2020 Returns with Unemployment Income

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Article Highlights Prior Filed Returns with Unemployment Income American Rescue Plan’s $10,200 Exclusion IRS Automatic Adjustment Refund Application When an Amended Return Might Be Required The IRS announced on March 31,…

Special Rules Apply to 2020 EITC and Child Credit

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Article Highlights:   Employment (Earned) Income Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Child Tax Credit (CTC) 2019 or 2020 Earned Income Credit Qualifications   Because of the pandemic, many individuals have seen…
April-May 2021Tax Due Dates

April 2021 Tax Due Dates

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April 2021 Individual Due Dates April 12 - Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during March, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than…
Dont Miss Out on Tax Credits

Don’t Miss Out on Tax Credits

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Article Highlights: Non-refundable vs. Refundable Credit Childcare Credit Earned Income Tax Credit Child & Dependent Tax Credit Saver’s Credit Vehicle Tax Credits Adoption Credit Residential Energy-Efficient…