Tag: IRS

College Graduate: Are you still a dependent?

Ed note: Over and over again, we hear from clients who are confused about dependency. This is particularly true for recent graduates who may be wondering whether they should claim a personal exemption or whether their parents can still file with them as a dependent. Here’s some help to clear that up. Leer en español. So you’ve just […]

Deadlines for U.S. Expats Approaching

If you are a U.S. citizen living, working or stationed abroad, and haven’t filed a tax return yet, you need to submit it by June 15. That’s just a couple weeks away! If you still need help preparing a return, contact H&R Block Expat Tax Services. They offer virtual and, in some countries, in-person services […]

Expat Tax Q&A: Why Does the IRS Care About My Visa Status?

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. Today’s post focuses on the foreign income tax exclusion. Due […]

Gifts For Mom This Mother’s Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know the IRS has “gifts” to give mothers every year, too? OK, credits and deductions may not be able to hold a candle to her children’s smiling faces or sentimental art. But we wanted to take the time to look at how most of us celebrate mom on this special day, and how she […]

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 […]