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Reminder to employers and other businesses: Jan. 31 filing deadline now applies to all wage statements and independent contractor forms

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government

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Individual taxpayers: seven things to do when an IRS letter arrives

Here are seven simple suggestions on how individuals can handle a letter or notice from the IRS

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Flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) in 2018

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2018

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Get ready for taxes: save for retirement now, get a tax credit later; saver’s credit helps low-, moderate-income workers

The Internal Revenue Service reminds low- and moderate-income workers to plan now to earn a credit on their 2017 tax return

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Taxpayers should do an end-of-year withholding check-up

As the end of the year approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup

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IRS has resources for veterans, current members of the military

The IRS reminds veterans and current members of the military that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits

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Participating in the sharing economy can affect taxes

Here are six things taxpayers should know about how the sharing economy might affect their taxes

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Get ready for taxes: plan ahead for 2018 filing season to avoid refund delays

The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year.

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9 steps to take to continue recovering from fire, flood or hurricane

What to do if you’re still recovering from a disaster

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Taxpayers can explore payment options any time of the year

The IRS understands that taxpayers who owe money need choices on how they can make payments to the agency. IRS offers three easy ways to pay taxes

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Five things to know about estimated taxes and withholding

With 10 million taxpayers a year facing estimated tax penalties, the IRS offers some simple tips to help prevent a surprise at tax time.

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IRS.gov has the latest information for taxpayers in disaster areas

Taxpayers who live in an area affected by one of the many disasters this year can visit IRS.gov. The website has details about tax relief that might benefit them

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IRS urges taxpayers with expiring ITINs to submit renewal applications as year-end deadline approaches

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible

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The Best Time Of The Year To Rent

What's the best time of the year to rent a home? That depends on what factors are important to you, and how much time you have to act. People don't always have the luxury of taking their time in renting a house or...

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8 ways to make this year's Thanksgiving debt-free and delicious

Hosting the holiday meal doesn’t have to be hard on the wallet

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For tax year 2016, e-file closes on Nov. 18; after that, disaster victims, others need to file on paper

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2016 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

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10 million taxpayers face an estimated tax penalty each year; act now to reduce or avoid it for 2017; new web page can help

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers assessed an estimated tax penalty for tax year 2016 that they still have time to take steps to reduce or eliminate the penalty for 2017 and future years

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IRS encourages taxpayers to check their withholding

As the end of 2017 approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup

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Four things to know about taxes and starting a business

New business owners have tax-related things to do before launching their companies

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PTIN renewal period underway for tax professionals

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the nation’s more than 727,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2018

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Tax pros must take steps to protect data from cybercriminals

The IRS reminds all tax preparers they have a responsibility to protect and secure sensitive data

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7 things not to do when you review your credit report

One in five consumers find mistakes; here’s how to fix credit report errors

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From early Macs to vinyl, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo digs his tech relics

“In a weird twist of fate, music doesn’t take up any room in people’s lives now. It’s all on the internet.”

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IRS has options to help small business owners

Seven resources to help small businesses owners with common topics

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Online courses help charities understand tax issues

Charitable organizations have 24/7 access to online courses on Stay Exempt, an IRS website

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IRS offers webinar to help tax preparers protect their clients

The IRS is offering a webinar to help tax professionals protect their business and their clients’ data

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In 2018, some tax benefits increase slightly due to inflation adjustments, others unchanged

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes

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IRS announces 2018 pension plan limitations; 401(k) contribution limit increases to $18,500 for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018

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8 Must-do’s for seniors who want to avoid medical debt

Get organized this month; October is Organize Your Medical Information Month

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Taxpayers can look to the IRS for tax help after a disaster

When a hurricane or other disaster strikes, the IRS wants taxpayers to know they can count on the agency for help

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Gifts to charity: six facts about written acknowledgments

Taxpayers who plan to claim a charitable deduction on their tax return must do two things

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IRS gives tax relief to victims of California wildfires; extension filers have until Jan. 31 to file

Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments

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IRS issues reminder to taxpayers as scams continue across the nation

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country

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8 steps to a more secure retirement

Take a good look at your future during National Retirement Security Week

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What taxpayers can do now before filing their return in 2018

While taxpayers will not start filing their tax returns for a few months, there are a few things they can do to make the process easier next year

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IRS warns taxpayers, tax pros of new e-services scam

The IRS today warned all e-Services users to beware of a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement

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Tips for business owners who need to reconstruct records after a disaster

After a disaster, many business owners might need to reconstruct records to prove a loss. This may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement.

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Extension filers should review tax credits before filing

Taxpayers who requested an extension of time to file their federal tax returns have until Oct.16 to double-check their returns for tax benefits that people often overlook

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Tax filing extension expires Oct. 16 for millions of taxpayers; check eligibility for overlooked tax benefits

The Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers who have a filing extension through Oct. 16 to check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits

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5 Baby steps to avoid bigger-than-baby debt

Before your family expands, make a realistic assessment of your wallet

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Tips for individuals who need to reconstruct records after a disaster

Taxpayers who are victims of a disaster might need to reconstruct records to prove their loss

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Taxpayers should be wary of unsolicited calls from the IRS

Taxpayers who get an unexpected or unsolicited phone call from the IRS should be wary – it’s probably a scam

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Extension filers: Deadline is Monday, Oct. 16; prior-year adjusted gross income amount may be needed to file electronically

The Internal Revenue Service has an important reminder for taxpayers who filed for an extension and face an Oct. 16 filing deadline

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Seven reminders for taxpayers filing their 2016 tax returns by Oct. 16

Here are seven reminders for taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2016 taxes

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Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock under IRS relief

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought in an applicable region now have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales

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How to safeguard your credit after the Equifax breach

11 ways to keep financial information safer

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IRS reminds parents, students to explore education resources on IRS.gov

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that there are many tax benefits available to them, and the easiest way to learn more about them is through the education resources available on IRS.gov.

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Tax help available for those who still need to file for 2016

The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers, especially those who received tax-filing extensions, to know they can still get the tax help they need to meet the Oct. 16 extension deadline

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Reminder for parents, students: check out college tax benefits

With back-to-school season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education

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IRS offers help to hurricane victims: A recap of key tax relief provisions available following Harvey, Irma and Maria

The Internal Revenue Service today offered a rundown of key tax relief that has been made available to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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The holidays are coming. Is your wallet ready?

11 ways for 11 weeks to plan for a debt-free holiday

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Mortgage Lock-ins 101

When you are shopping for a home mortgage, you will probably be given the opportunity to "lock in" an interest rate when you are initially approved for your loan. This enables you to fix the interest rate you're quoted...

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All of Georgia now eligible for disaster tax relief

Hurricane Irma victims in the entire state of Georgia now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments

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IRS provides limited waiver of fuel penalty due to Hurricane Irma; response follows shortage of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will not impose a penalty on certain uses of certain adulterated fuels that do not comply with applicable EPA regulations, in response to shortages of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Irma.

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Tax-exempt organizations affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma granted tax relief

Tax-exempt organizations in parts of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the IRS

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How to prepare your finances for a natural disaster

Keeping records, paperwork and other resources at the ready offers peace of mind

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Like Harvey, retirement plans can make loans, hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Irma

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Irma and members of their families.

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Don’t take the bait, step 10: steps for tax pros with data incidents; tips to help protect clients, taxpayers

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that if they experience a breach or theft of taxpayer data they should immediately contact the IRS to help protect clients

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IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-12: Make a difference, become a community tax volunteer

The IRS is looking for community volunteers to provide free tax preparation and help to their neighbors and other area residents in 2018

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What happens to debt when you die?

8 things to know about death and debt – and how to plan now to avoid burdening loved ones

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IRS announces five new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of five new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). 

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As Hurricane Irma threatens, IRS urges taxpayers to prepare for hurricanes, floods and other disasters

For September’s National Preparedness Month, the Internal Revenue Service is offering advice to taxpayers who may be affected by storms, fires, floods or other disasters

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IRS provides special relief to encourage leave-based donation programs for victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Internal Revenue Service today announced special relief designed to support leave-based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Retirement plans can make loans, hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Harvey and members of their families

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Learn about tax benefits for education

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a reminder of the tax benefits for education. These benefits can help offset qualifying education costs.

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Financial recovery after Harvey: what you need to know

8 steps to take in Hurricane Harvey’s wake – or keep on hand for a future disaster

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