Tag Archives: Form

2006 Refund

Today TaxMama® hears from Harry in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated.  “IRS is denying a refund for 2006 individual return. The individual Form 1040 return was filed in 2010 and most of the tax was paid through withholding. An amended return was filed in 2012, requesting a refund of all tax paid due to a […]

Employers Hiring Veterans by Year’s End May Get Expanded Tax Credit

Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. Many businesses may qualify to receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, but only if the veteran begins work before the new year. Here are six key facts about the WOTC as expanded […]

Employers Need to Act Soon to Get Expanded Credit for Hiring Vets

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Employers that hired unemployed veterans during late 2011 and early 2012 had an expanded period to request the required certification for claiming the expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). That expanded period ends on Tuesday, June 19. The IRS is reminding employers that for eligible veterans hired on or […]

IRS Releases Guidance on How to Claim Expanded Veterans Tax Credit

WASHINGTON — The IRS today released the guidance and forms that employers can use to claim the newly-expanded tax credit for hiring veterans. The IRS also announced that employers will have more time to file the required certification form for employees hired on or after November 22, 2011, and before May 22, 2012. The VOW […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 627 – Bubbling Over

 Dear Family,  Earlier today, IRS announced that electronic refunds are on target. People can expect to find them in your bank accounts within about 10 days. But, some refunds will be delayed. IRS is beefing up the fraud detection system. Returns with Earned Income Credits, American Opportunity Credits and other refundable credits will take a […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 536 – Celebrations and Disasters

Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]

IRS Sets Solution Saturday for Nov. 7; Effort Provides Tax Help in Tough Times

The Internal Revenue Service is holding a special event to help you called Solution Saturday. This program offers personalized tax help to millions of taxpayers arond the country. This is a pilot program, being tested in 5 cities. So taxpayers are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible by calling the phone number on […]

Oct. 17 is Last Day for Businesses to Request Tax Credit Certification for Some New Hires

[TaxMama note: For any business needing employees who cannot afford them, this is a good alternative. The government subsidizes your hires for the first year or two. You hire and train someone who would otherwise have a hard time getting a job. You end up with either a devoted and grateful employee – or, realistically, […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 444 – Seeing Red and Wearing Red

Today is National Wear Red Day. Red is more than just a fashion statement. It’s all about support for women’s heart disease awareness. Most attention is placed on men and their heart problems. Sad to say, women have achieved equality in this regard, too. Yay, we’ve arrived! http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/events/nwrd.htm This week has been absorbed with getting […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 443 – Economic Stimulus

Ask Taxmama Issue 442 – Tax Movies

Dear Family, I can’t think of a Martin Luther Kind weekend without remembering Marvin Brown’s first ever personal day off on January 17, 1994. Do you wonder why I remember the date of my friend’s one day off? Because even on that one precious day, he couldn’t sleep in. Nature shook him awake at 4:31 […]

Revised Innocent Spouse Form Now Available from IRS

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a redesigned Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, that will help reduce follow up questions and reduce the burden on taxpayers. The form will ask more questions initially, but collecting critical information early in the process will mean faster processing of the request. The new design […]