Tag Archives: Economic Stimulus Act

First-Time Homebuyers Have Several Options to Maximize New Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — As part of the Treasury Department’s consumer outreach effort and with the April 15 individual tax filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today began a concerted effort to educate taxpayers about additional options at their disposal to claim the new $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit for 2009 home purchases. For people who recently […]

Tax Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Congress has approved and the President has signed new economic stimulus legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The IRS is implementing tax-related provisions of this new program as quickly as possible. Detailed information is currently available on the $400-to-$800 Making Work Pay Tax Credit and the Economic Recovery Payment, which is worth […]

IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Recovery Rebate Credit Confusion

IR-2009-10, Jan. 30, 2009 WASHINGTON –– In response to errors showing up on early tax filings, the Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers and tax preparers to make sure they properly determine eligibility for the recovery rebate credit before they file their 2008 federal tax returns. Some individuals who did not get the economic stimulus […]

750 Billion Dollars

Today TaxMama hears from Shirley in Florida who had a thought. “If the government has $750 billion to get this economy going again—would it not be simpler and quicker to give lets say 250 million taxpayers (out of a population of maybe 300M) $3,000 each to spend any way they like? We then protect the […]

IRS’s Latest Hot Product, 2009 Small Biz Tax Calendar, Ready for Businesses

The IRS 2009 Small Business/Self-Employed Tax Calendar is stocked and ready to go. With its professional illustrations, in-depth business tax information, and day-to-day reminders for which business taxes are due when, the 12-month wall calendar has always been a popular item.The calendar is FREE. Small business and self-employed taxpayers can also download the business tax […]

What Happens When You Don’t Give IRS Your Correct Address

IRS Seeks to Return $266 Million in Undeliverable Refunds And Economic Stimulus Payments to Taxpayers IR-2008-123, Oct. 23, 2008 Listen in: Audio file WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is looking for taxpayers who are missing more than 279,000 economic stimulus checks totaling about $163 million and more than 104,000 regular refund checks totaling about […]

Amended Returns Do Not Affect Stimulus Checks

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs & Ashwaubenon Tax Professionals IRS issued a press release (IR-2008-103) which addresses common errors and the Stimulus checks. Here are a couple of highlights. Some taxpayers have filed two returns to make sure they get their check. IRS takes longer to try to figure out what to do […]

Small Businesses Benefit from 2008 Economic Stimulus Act Depreciation Provisions

Courtesy of John Berger at the Internal Revenue Service Businesses that have bought assets – or are planning to do so – in 2008 can benefit from the same legislation that is delivering payments to individuals this year. The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 increased the maximum amount for depreciation under section 179 of the […]