The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is holding over $1 billion in unclaimed income tax refunds from 2015 alone and similar amounts from other years. In some cases, the money was returned to the IRS due to closed bank accounts or wrong addresses. In other cases, refunds sit waiting because taxpayers […]
The IRS gives you until April 15th (or the following business day if April 15th falls on a weekend or holiday) to file your tax return, but ideally, you should file as early as possible. Filing your return early in the tax season gives you a lot of benefits and can potentially even save you […]
Established in 1998 to provide independent oversight to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) regularly audits IRS processes. In September 2019, the group completed an audit of various aspects of the IRS appeals hearing process. The TIGTA found several mistakes that are worrisome for taxpayers.
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Over the last five years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued over $2 billion in erroneous or fraudulent tax refunds related to amended tax returns. On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report. The report detailed why these mistakes are happening. It also outlined […]
Tax Essentials for New Widows
Losing your partner can be emotionally debilitating, and on top of dealing with that aspect of the loss, you also have to handle numerous financial issues. Wondering how becoming a widow affects your income tax situation? Here’s a look at some of the essentials.