Tag Archives: Economy of the United States

IRS Seek Public Input on Certain Employer Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today requested public comment on issues relating to the shared responsibility provisions included in the Affordable Care Act that will apply to certain employers starting in 2014.

IRS Begins Enforcement of New Return Preparer Rules

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. This is just one of several recent moves to improve the quality and oversight of the tax preparation industry. More than 700,000 tax preparers nationwide have registered with the IRS and […]

2010 IRA to Roth Rollover

Today TaxMama hears from Billie in the TaxQuips Forum who’s getting conflicting information. “In 2010 there was this nice ‘deferment’ one could take advantage of when converting a traditional IRA to a ROTH. By doing that in 2010, you could postpone half of the taxes due to 2011 and the other half to 2012. My […]

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.

Hiring Workers With ITINs

Today TaxMama hears from Goran in the TaxQuips Forum, with a serious issue. “I am a contractor and have my own flooring company. I would like to know if I may have helpers with only an ITIN number. Then, could I file 1099’s with only an ITIN number to deduct on my taxes? 

Employee Business Expenses

Courtesy of IRS If you itemize deductions and are an employee, you may be able to deduct certain work-related expenses. The IRS has put together the following facts to help you determine which expenses may be deducted as an employee business expense. Expenses that qualify for an itemized deduction include:

Six Facts the IRS Wants You to Know about the Alternative Minimum Tax

Courtesy of IRS The Alternative Minimum Tax attempts to ensure that anyone who benefits from certain tax advantages pays at least a minimum amount of tax. The AMT provides an alternative set of rules for calculating your income tax. In general, these rules should determine the minimum amount of tax that someone with your income […]

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.

Important Tax Law Changes for 2010

Courtesy of IRS Taxpayers should make sure they are aware of many important changes to the tax law before they complete their 2010 federal income tax return. Here are several important changes that the IRS wants you to keep in mind when you file your 2010 federal income tax return in 2011. Health Insurance Deduction […]

How to Get Your Prior Year Tax Information from the IRS

Courtesy of IRS Taxpayers who need certain prior year tax return information can obtain it from the IRS. Here are nine things to know if you need federal tax return information from a previously filed tax return.

Six Important Facts about Dependents and Exemptions

Courtesy of IRS Some tax rules affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return – these rules include dependents and exemptions. Here are six important facts the IRS wants you to know about dependents and exemptions that will help you file your 2010 tax return.

IRS Announces 2011 VITA Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it has awarded more than $11 million in matching grants to support its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Under the VITA Grant Program, the IRS awarded matching grants to 177 organizations that will offer free tax preparation services during the 2011 filing season at locations in all […]