Category Archives: e-Filing

EFiling on Tax Day

Today TaxMama® wants to give you a very last minute tax tip if you’re efiling your tax returns on the very last day of tax season.  

Tax Preparer Errors

Today TaxMama hears from H A in the TaxQuips Forum who is very nervous. (Let me paraphrase the question.) “Her tax preparer made significant errors in her 2010 tax return. She didn’t get to see it before he efiled it. Now, she wants to know if she’s going to get audited and what other trouble […]

Ten Facts about IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance

Taxpayers looking for free basic income tax preparation assistance may qualify for IRS sponsored community-based, volunteer tax return preparation programs. Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about these volunteer programs.

Top 10 Tax Time Tips

It’s that time of the year again. The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in the mail. Even though your return is not due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax […]

Last Minute E-Filing

      Today TaxMama  wants to give you a tip about efiling at the last minute.   Dear Family, Yesterday, as we were frantically trying to efile tax returns during the last few days of tax season, we got a really bizarre rejection notice. A couple, who have been married for decades, who are deeply into […]

The End of RALs

This morning TaxMama received a press release from Harry W. Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. in response to IRS’s announcement yesterday about removing the debt indicator from the electronically filed tax returns at the time of filing.

IRS Removes Debt Indicator for 2011 Tax Filing Season

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting with next year’s tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with the “debt indicator,” which is used to facilitate refund anticipation loans (RALs). [TaxMama note: please see the related story.]

Key IRS Audios for Your Small Business

Starting a small business can be confusing. IRS provides free audio tools and information to guide you.

Was Audited Should I file

Today TaxMama hears from Donna from Los Angeles in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I was recently audited for my personal taxes for 2007 and 2008. I appeared with the auditor for the closing meeting and the final amount was discussed two months ago; but I have not heard from her since and […]

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]