Tag: tax refund

Getting Everything You Deserve With Second Look

Congratulations on filing your 2014 tax return! Now, are you sure you got back the whole refund you were entitled to? Leer en español. Not getting your full refund isn’t as crazy as you might think. There are several common mistakes that frequently come up. Let’s see if any apply to you. Wrong Filing Status […]

Disappearing Dollars: Claim Your 2011 Refund ASAP

Did you file a tax return for 2011? (It was due April 15, 2012.) Don’t worry; we aren’t here to get you into any trouble. In fact, we just want to help get your money back. Leer en español. The IRS has $1 billion in refunds waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who didn’t […]

Where to Get Help With Taxes in Spanish

Ed note: Taxes can be confusing. From determining which deductions you qualify for to tracking your refund, there are a lot of questions to answer and many places to get help. However, if you most comfortable getting information in Spanish, your options could be more limited. Violeta is here to point you in the right […]

Health Care Tax Form Error Impacts 800,000 – Are You Affected?

If you had health insurance coverage through a Marketplace plan in 2014, you should have received a new tax form – the 1095-A. The 1095-A reports information you will use to complete your tax return, most importantly in reconciling your Advance Premium Tax Credit or determining your Premium Tax Credit. Leer en español. Unfortunately, 800,000 […]

Know the Facts: Common Tax Scams

Your phone rings. You look at the screen. It has a number you don’t recognize, but the caller ID appears as “IRS.” Your heart leaps into your throat. What could be wrong? You answer. Leer en español. The person on the phone tells you they’re with the IRS, they may even give a badge number. They begin […]

Do you have the right amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck?

Ed note: It’s easy to think about taxes now, when the filing deadline is staring you in the face, but did you know there is something you can tweak any time of year that could affect your taxes? They are withholdings – and how much is withheld is determined by your W-4. Learn more about […]

7 Things Worse Than Waiting For Your Tax Refund

The IRS gets 90% of taxpayers their refunds within 21 days of when their tax return is received. If 21 days sounds like an incredibly long time, just think about how many more awful things you spend your time waiting on. Here’s my top 7: 7. Descaling your humidifier or espresso machine. I don’t even […]

Methods of Receiving A Tax Refund

Receiving a refund is, by far and away, the best part of the tax filing process (in my opinion). However, there are also some choices to be made when it comes time to select how you want to receive your refund. Here’s what you should know. Leer en español. First, the IRS estimates that 9 in 10 […]

What do IRS Transcript Codes Mean?

If you want your head to start spinning a little bit, dig into IRS Document 6209 and read all about the thousands of codes the IRS uses. If you prefer a non-spinning head, here’s what you might want to know. The IRS uses an electronic system to check and process tax returns. Even paper returns […]

And You Thought Your Taxes Were Frustrating

Ed note: We see it all at H&R Block. People who have shoeboxes of receipts. People who haven’t filed in years. But when Mel told me about her experience, I gasped a little. It was too good a story to pass up. Leer en español. I am an experience chaser. My Facebook is full of […]