Tag Archives: e-filed

Last Minute Tips from the IRS

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system. Many of the more than 11 million taxpayers who […]

IRS – Issue Management Resolution System – Turning Issues into Answers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: This is an opportunity for you to see some of the ways IRS responds to requests to fix or improve things. I say, just some of the ways, because I know of many more fixes IRS has implemented in the last several months. As, they say, it […]

Free Tax Help Available Nationwide

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Read this in conjunction with today’s MarketWatch article – How to file your taxes for free WASHINGTON — Over 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations providing vital tax preparation […]

Return Changed by Preparer Prior to E-Filing

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs A PMTA is a document that contains legal advice signed by attorneys in the National Office of the Office of Chief Counsel and issued to IRS personnel who are national program executives and managers.  They are useful for taxpayers since they explain what the rules are in certain […]

What Happens after I File?

Courtesy of IRS Now that the federal income tax filing deadline is in your rear-view mirror, what happens after you file? A lot of taxpayers have post tax-filing questions such as what records do I keep and more importantly, “Where’s my Refund?” The IRS has answers for you below.

More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011 – Early Filing Season Statistics

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their […]

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.]

Here’s What Happens After You File

Courtesy of IRS Most taxpayers have already filed their federal tax returns, but many may still have questions. Here’s what the IRS wants you to know about refund status, recordkeeping, mistakes and what to do if you move.

Short Term Installment Agreement

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum with lots of questions. Edited down he’s asking: “Is it true that you cannot efile prior year returns? I need to file for this year and last year. I expect to owe money for each year, but don’t need a long-term installment agreement. What form shall […]

What Happens After I File?

Courtesy of IRS – IRS Tax Tip 2009-73 Most taxpayers have already filed their federal tax returns but may still have questions. Here’s what you need to know about refund status, recordkeeping, mistakes and what to do if you move. Refund Information You can go online to check the status of your 2008 refund 72 […]

Tax Preparers Beware! Uncle Sam is Watching Ever More Closely

[note: Added 01/28/08 – link to IRS Revenue Procedure 2008-14 covering “Adequate disclosure for Statements on Tax Return” for purposes of reducing an understatement of income tax under section 6662(d) and for purposes of avoiding the section 6694(a) preparer penalty.] Report from the IRS Practitioner Liaison meeting in Los Angeles, January 17, 2008 – at […]