Tag Archives: 800-829-1040

What to Expect from IRS Help in 2014

Today TaxMama® hears from KDevo  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this complaint. “I recently called the IRS to get clarification on filing a 2012 1040-X (amended return), with a balance due. TurboTax® did not generate a voucher and I couldn’t find a 2012 voucher on the IRS website. The IRS recording (800-829-1040) stated they would no […]

Original Documents

Today TaxMama® hears from Then150 in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long post (you can read it on your own). Let me summarize. He’s from New Zealand and studied and worked in the U.S. off and on for a couple of years. He messed up his tax returns and wants to fix them – and […]

IRS Has $917 Million for People Who Have Not Filed a 2009 Income Tax Return

[TaxMama Note: If you have not yet filed for 2009 and have a refund coming – FILE IMMEDIATELY! If you are still waiting for data, documentation or anything else that prevents you from filing, then file a PROTECTIVE CLAIM. i.e. File a tax return. Write PROTECTIVE CLAIM on the top of the first page. Include […]

Missing Your W-2? Here’s What to Do

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Don’t be in a hurry to file. Wait until you’re sure you have ALL the W-2s, 1099s, etc., including the corrected 1099s your brokerage sends out in March.] It’s a good idea to have all your tax documents together before preparing your 2012 tax return. You will need your […]

Ten Things to Know About Tax Refunds

Courtesy of IRS Are you expecting a tax refund this year? Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about your refund.

Beware of Tax Scams

Courtesy of IRS The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. The schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to illegal ways of “untaxing” yourself. Here are three important guidelines […]

How to Obtain a Transcript of Your Past Tax Information

Taxpayers who need their past tax return information can obtain it from the IRS. Here are nine things to know if you need copies of your federal tax return information. 1. There are two easy and convenient options for obtaining free copies of your federal tax return information — tax return transcripts and tax account […]

Alert for COBRA subsidy recipients

Courtesy of the IRS COBRA subsidy recipients who later become eligible for insurance coverage should notify their former employer to avoid a penalty Individuals who have qualified and received the 65 percent subsidy for COBRA health insurance, due to involuntary termination from a prior job, should notify their former employer if they become eligible for […]

Is it Too Good To Be True? Home-Based Business Tax Avoidance Schemes

If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes, from apartments to mobile […]