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Q) Should self-employment taxes be paid quarterly or yearly? A) According to the IRS: If you are required to make estimated tax payments, the self-employment tax is paid by making quarterly estimated tax payments which include both income tax and social security tax.
Q) How do partnerships file and pay quarterly estimated tax payments? A) According to the IRS: Partnerships file Form 1065 (PDF), U.S. Return of Partnership Income, to report income and expenses. A partnership does not pay tax on its income but “passes through” any profits or losses to its partners. Generally, the partnership is required to prepare and give partners a ScheduleContinue Reading
Q) Is an S corporation required to pay quarterly estimated tax? A) According to the IRS: Sometimes an S corporation must make estimated tax payments. An S corporation must make installment payments of estimated tax if the total of the following taxes is $500 or more: The tax on built-in gains, The excess net passive-incomeContinue Reading
Q) I don’t owe taxes. Can I file electronically (e-filing) after April 15? A) According to the IRS- Electronically (e-filing) filed tax returns are accepted until November 23. If April 15 does not fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you must file Form 4868 (PDF), Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, on orContinue Reading
Q) If I file electronically (e-filing), what do I do with my W-2 forms? A) According to the IRS - You will use the information from your Form W-2 (PDF) to complete your tax return. After filing you should retain a copy of the form for your records. When filing electronically: You must provide a copy of the FormContinue Reading
Q) I filed electronically (e-filing) but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now? A) According to the IRS - There must be an error on your return. Please review the following: You should receive an explanation of why the return was rejected. If a mistake was made when entering a social security number, aContinue Reading
Q) Can we file our return electronically (e-filing)? A) According to the IRS - Yes, you can file electronically (e-filing) using any filing status. The limitations are: It must be your original individual return (not an amended return), and You cannot have already filed a return. Filing your return electronically is faster, safer, and more accurate than mailingContinue Reading
Q) How do I sign my tax return when I e-file using online filing software? A) According to the IRS - You sign your tax return using the Self-Select PIN method. The Self-Select PIN method allows taxpayers to electronically sign their individual income tax return by selecting a five-digit personal identification number (PIN). The PIN is anyContinue Reading
Q) Who is a qualifying child for Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According the to IRS - Your child is a qualifying child if your child meets all of the following tests: Age Relationship Residency Joint Return Age Your child must meet one of the following: Be under age 19 at the end of the year and youngerContinue Reading
Q) IRS denied my Earned Income Tax Credit last year, but I qualify this year, what should I do? A) According to the IRS - If IRS denied or reduced your EITC for any year after 1996 for any reason other than a math or clerical error, you must qualify to claim the credit by meeting allContinue Reading
Q) How Do I Claim Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According to the IRS - You need to file a tax return to claim Earned Income Tax Credit. Find out how—documents you need, common errors to watch for, the consequences of filing an Earned Income Tax Credit return with an error, how to get help preparing your returnContinue Reading
Q) How do I qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit? A) According to the IRS - EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not oweContinue Reading
Q) Can I expect to receive my tax refund on time? A) According to the IRS – Be careful not to count on getting your tax refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Many different factors can affect the timing of your refund after we receive it for processing.Continue Reading
Q) Why is my refund different than the amount expected on tax return I filed? A) According to the IRS - If you owe past-due federal tax, state income tax, state unemployment compensation debts, child support, spousal support, or certain federal nontax debts, such as student loans, all or part of your refund may be used (offset)Continue Reading
Q) Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why? A) According to the IRS - IRS works hard to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return: includes errors, is incomplete, needs further review, is impacted byContinue Reading
Q) When can I start checking on my refund status? A) You can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we have received your electronically filed tax return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper tax return.
Q) How will I know if IRS received my tax return and it’s being processed? A) According to the IRS – You can use the Where’s My Refund? tool to follow your tax return from receipt to issuance of your refund. While your tax return is being processed you can follow it through three stages: Return Received,Refund Approved and Refund Sent.
Q) Will calling the IRS help me get my tax refund any faster? A) According the the IRS: Calling the IRS will not speed up your refund. Our phone and walk-in representatives can only research the status of your refund if it has been 21 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since youContinue Reading
Q) Will I see a date for my Tax refund right away? A) According to the IRS: Where’s My Refund? will not give you a refund date right away. We must first receive your tax return and then we have to process it and approve your refund. Where’s My Refund? will give you a personalized date once your refund isContinue Reading
Q) What is the best and fastest way to get information about my Tax refund? A) The best and fastest way to get information on tax refunds is to use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filedContinue Reading
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