My Tax Blog

  • Taxpayer Liability Reminder

    As a taxpayer, it is important to understand that you are ultimately liable for the information included on your tax return. This means that if there are any mistakes or inaccuracies on your return, you could be held responsible for any resulting penalties or fines. The IRS has a system in place to help ensure […]

    Help! My Direct Deposit info was wrong on my 1040. What happens now?

    If you’re like most people, you probably look forward to receiving your tax refund each year. However, if the bank account information you provided to the IRS is incorrect or outdated, you might be wondering how you’ll receive your refund. The good news is that the IRS will still send you a check for your […]

    Why is my 2022 tax refund smaller than last year?

    As tax season rolls around, many people are realizing that their tax refunds are smaller than they were last year. While there are many factors that can impact the size of your refund, one major reason why tax refunds are smaller this year is due to tax credits changing back to pre-pandemic figures. During the […]

    Last Day to E-File Tax Returns 2022

    The last day for submitting tax returns electronically for calendar year 2022 is November 22nd.  Please be sure to submit any final e-files prior to close of business 11/22 or be prepared to hold them until mid-January when e-filing is turned back on.  

    Benefits of Doing The AFSP Tax Preparer Program

    What is the AFSP? It is the Annual Filing Season Program. It is a voluntary program for tax preparers that encourages tax preparers to take continuing education.  For a person to get a certificate of completion from the IRS for having completed this program, they must complete the Annual Filing Tax Refresher (AFTR) and receive […]

  • IRS Notice 2022-36 Waives Late Filing Penalties

    IRS Notice 2022-36 waives late filing penalties for 2019 and 2020 returns filed late but on or before Sept. 30, 2022. Applies to income tax returns:  1040, 1040NR  1041  1065, 1120, 1120S  990 PF  And more  Does not apply to estimated tax, underpayments, preparer penalties   If late filing […]

    IRS Changing E-file Application Fingerprint Process As of 8/15/22

    One component of becoming an e-file provider is getting fingerprinted for a background check. This has traditionally been completed with paper fingerprint cards which were mailed to the IRS and matched to the applicant’s application. However, as of September 25th the IRS will be implementing a new electronic fingerprinting process which will require an applicant […]

    Hub Testing Begins 1/18/2022

    Hot off the presses! IRS HUB Testing to start tomorrow, January 18th and continue through Friday January 21st.  Tax returns intended for early processing can be submitted now!  What is HUB Testing? -This is when the IRS pulls and processes returns that have been submitted as part of a controlled test launch of the e-file system.  […]

    Immigrant Tax Services in High Demand

    Tax and immigration services are in high demand as immigration reform is on the horizon. All undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to file and pay their taxes. ITIN holders are eligible for various tax credits which can result in tax refunds, but […]

    Reminder: Filing Deadline Approaching

    For taxpayers who had previously requested extensions, the tax filing deadline is approaching. The filing deadline is October 15th and the IRS suggests that returns are e-filed as it is the easiest, safest and most accurate way to file, but if you chose to paper file, be sure that the tax return is postmarked by […]

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