Some taxpayers are not required to file a tax return, however, they may want to do so because it is possible they qualify for a tax refund due to tax credits. However, taxpayers need to submit a 2017 tax return in order to claim these credits.
Taxpayers can appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum. This is one of ten basic rights citizens have when dealing with the IRS. It is known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The IRS Office of Appeals handles each taxpayer’s case separately from the IRS office, which initially reviewed the case. Normally, Appeals won’t talk about a situation with the IRS to the extent that those communications seem to compromise the independence of Appeals.
With tax filing season well underway, you should definitely consider a direct deposit of your tax refund. Not only is it easy, safe, and fast, it is the best way to get a refund according to 80% of taxpayers. Many of you opt for receiving the return this way every year now.
When working on your taxes, questions will come up that you don’t feel you are getting clear answers for. The IRS does offer help, and yes, in-person tax help. The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) lets you find and call to schedule an in-person appointment. The people you will be talking to are provided by the IRS when your tax issue cannot be resolved online or by phone.
When it comes to taxes, I’ve said a million times. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL! Choosing a tax preparer to help file a tax return is one of the greatest steps you can take to ensure you file your return properly. However, choose wisely, because you, the taxpayer, are ultimately responsible for all the information on the return.
The IRS extended the 2018 due date for certain employers and health coverage providers to furnish 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals.The March 2 date is a 30-day extension from the original due date of Jan. 31. Because of these extensions, individuals may not receive their Forms 1095-B or 1095-C by the time they are ready to file their 2017 individual income tax return.