IRS Low Income Tax Clinics (LITCs)

Low Income Tax Clinics

Free tax help is available for many taxpayers. Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are community-based tax law assistance sites. They are independent organizations funded by the IRS to provide free tax preparation and other basic services to people who have low incomes and limited English skills, who generally make too much money to qualify for IRS Free File.

How Low Income Tax Clinics Help

If you’ve tried to file your tax return and have gotten nowhere, or if you have a tax problem with the IRS and can’t afford an attorney, free tax help may be available to you. The … Read more at 2009 Tax.

Find Out How To Make Your Child Care Expenses Work For You

Get tax credits this summer for your dependent care and Child Care Expenses

A lot of adults pay for day camps or child care during the summer months when they have to go to work. If you are a parent who covers these costs, you may be qualified to receive a federal tax credit that will reduce your taxes. Following are several important facts about the Child And Dependent Care Tax Credit:

  1. You must be paying child or dependent care costs for at least one qualifying person. Dependent children or those who are below the age of thirteen will often
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An Important Guide On Filing Taxes Online

An agreement between a group of private companies that produce tax filing software,theĀ Free File Alliance, and the IRS has made it very easy to file your taxes. Even filing taxes online. The companies have availed their software to be used at absolutely no charge. This has resulted in over 40 million people turning to filing taxes electronically because of the ease and safety associated with this method. When you file your returns electronically, you also benefit from being able to receive your refund faster than those who have to go through a lot of paperwork.

In order to … Read more at 2009 Tax.

On What Day Will I Be Able To File My Taxes?

The IRS has set the date to open up their filing season, for year 2014, on January 31st. They encourage all taxpayers to take advantage of Free File, e-file, or TurboTax 2014, to get the quickest refunds of their 2014 taxes.

This opening date for filing tax returns for 2013 will give the IRS enough time to properly program and test their updated tax processing systems. There were substantial delays in their system back in October, immediately after they experienced that 16-day government shutdown.

The Acting Commissioner for the IRS, Mr. Danny Werfel, encouraged taxpayers with this … Read more at 2009 Tax.

Surviving An IRS Audit

Surviving An IRS Audit

An IRS tax audit is requested when the tax filer submits tax information that doesn’t match with that submitted by employers, brokerage firms, banks and other institutions. This document-matching is only one means of identifying tax returns to be audited. The Discriminant Function System (DIF) is a point system the IRS gives each return rating it on its possibility of containing fraudulent information. Informants are still a popular means to detecting who has filed a fraudulent tax return and finally, self-employed persons and persons earning $200,000-1 million are often pursued when their returns appear suspicious.

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IRS Publication 17

IRS Publication 17 For 2013

If you want to do your own taxes, you need to understand the process. Fortunately, you do not need a degree in accounting to figure out how to do your own taxes. The best chance that you have to get through your taxes without making a mistake is to consult the document put out by the IRS for that purpose. IRS Publication 17 is a great guide for those working on their own taxes.

IRS Publication 17 is still the most useful IRS publication for figuring out exactly how your income taxes work. The document … Read more at 2009 Tax.