Tag Archives: E-File

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.]

Veteran and EITC

Today TaxMama hears from Kathy in New Mexico who says. “My husband has his full VA disability and Social Security disability. I do not work. Are we entitled to the earned income tax credit (EITC)? We do not file taxes. Are we entitled to file for the last stimulus check, or is to late?”

Online Filing – The 2008 Overview

[Update – see the Fi-Life article where they test all the Free-File sites.] Electronic filing of tax returns has become the norm. And that means more demand for online tax-preparation programs. If you are in the market for a provider this year, here’s a look the latest the industry has to offer. Prices vary widely […]

Too Young to File – or the Tax Virgin!

Today TaxMama hears from Monique in California who tells us. “I am a student, living at home with my parents (they are still claiming me as a dependant). But I do work less than 20 hours (usually earning less than $160). Do I still have to file taxes?”

Electronic PIN Signature Required for 2008 e-file

Tax practitioners can e-file individual income tax returns in 2008 only if the returns are signed electronically using either the taxpayer’s Self-Select PIN, or a Practitioner PIN. Form 8453, U.S. Individual Income Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return, will no longer be used for paper signatures, but will be redesigned to transmit supporting documents […]