Tag: IRS

Expat Tax Q&A: What if I Haven’t Been Filing My U.S. Returns?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions here. Today’s post focuses on what to do if you […]

Expat Tax Q&A: Do I Really Have to File?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions here. Today’s post focuses on general reporting requirements. Remember that […]

Best Resources To Help File a Last-Minute Return by Yourself

Ed note: It’s not *wrong* to wait until the last minute to file your tax return. But it can make it very difficult to get help when some of the normal avenues are incredibly busy. The IRS is only handling about 40% of calls coming from taxpayers. So where can you get help? Here are […]

Stop Putting Off That Tax Return – How to File ASAP

Few things in life are as dependable as tax day. The April 15 deadline was put into place in 1955 and remains the same today. Sure, there’s been some times where April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday so the actual deadline shifts. But there is a reason the saying “nothing can be certain […]

What are Marketplace Hardship Exemptions, and How to Qualify?

Ed note: If you didn’t have health insurance in 2014, you may be avoiding your tax return in fear of having to pay a penalty. There’s good news, though. You may qualify for an exemption – which means you don’t have to pay the fee. Here’s a closer look at some exemptions that are a […]

How We Spend Tax Refunds

At H&R Block, we love getting our clients their maximum refund. What’s even more exciting is when they use those refunds in awesome ways. How do we know? We ask them, of course! Every client who completes an H&R Block survey is asked what they are doing with their refund. Some of the most common […]

When To File Taxes if You Live Abroad

For those of us living in the U.S. the deadline for filing a tax return is pretty clear. It’s got to be in by April 15 – whether you file the return or file an extension. For U.S. citizens who live or work outside of the country, it can be more complicated. So we created […]

When Do Non-Citizens Pay U.S. Taxes? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If someone isn’t a U.S. citizen, they may be classified in three different ways under immigration law: An immigrant A nonimmigrant An undocumented immigrant But when it comes to tax time, the IRS is only concerned about whether they are a resident alien or nonresident alien. Resident aliens are taxed in the same manner as […]

Deadline Looming: What if You Aren’t Ready for Tax Day

There are 21 days left to file your 2014 tax return on time – but who’s counting? OK, we are. And you probably should be, too. There are some pretty stiff penalties if you are required to file a tax return and don’t take any action before April 15. Leer en español. There is good […]

Dólares que pueden desaparecer: Reclama tu reembolso de 2011 sin falta

¿Presentaste una declaración de impuestos para 2011? (Se debía presentar el 15 de abril de 2012.) No te preocupes; no estamos aquí para meterte en ningún problema. Lo que realmente queremos es que se te reembolse tu dinero. Read in English. El IRS tiene $1000 millones en reembolsos (enlace en inglés) a la espera de aproximadamente […]