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TAS Tax Tip Unemployment Compensation is Taxable - Explore Your Options Now

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, must generally be included in gross income. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, the benefits are taxable. Do you know you can have tax withheld so you may not owe when you file your tax return next year? How this may affect you If you...

Tax Tip Filing a Petition with the United States Tax Court

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Taxpayers have the right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum. One way taxpayers may exercise this right is by filing a petition with the United States Tax Court.  How do I get to the Tax Court? Receiving a Statutory Notice of Deficiency from the IRS is often referred to as your “ticket” to the Tax Court for a redetermination of liability. If you receive a Statuto...

Taxpayers Can Now Electronically Submit 2019 Forms 1040-X in Certain Cases

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Starting now, for tax year 2019 only, Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return can be filed electronically, though commercial tax-filing software. Please be aware that these cannot currently be e-filed directly through IRS systems. Taxpayers will have to check for tax-filing software companies that offer this option via the Internet. Up until now taxpayers had to mail all Forms 10...

Time to claim the Economic Impact Payment for non-filers is extended to November 21

Fri, Oct 09, 2020

Non-filers now have until November 21 to register for their Economic Impact Payment (EIP). Eligible individuals, with little or no income and who are not normally required to file tax returns, now have more time to claim an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) using the IRS Non-Filers tool. The tool is designed for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and qualifying resident aliens who have a valid Soc...

TAS Tax Tip: Why Do I Owe a Penalty and What Can I Do About It?

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

I sent a payment to the IRS. Why did I get a bill? If you mailed a payment to the IRS on or before July 15, it may still be unopened in the backlog of mail the IRS is processing due to COVID-19. The IRS will process your payment with the date the IRS received it. Do not cancel your check, and make sure funds are available for when the IRS processes your payment. I haven’t sent a payment,...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October 15 - Extension Filers

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Most individual taxpayers who filed an extension for their 2019 federal income tax return have until Thursday, October 15 to file. Although October 15 is the last day for most people to file, some taxpayers may have more time. They include: Taxpayers serving in or in support of the Armed Forces in an area designated as a combat zone or contingency operation. They typically have at least 180 d...

Blog de la NTA: El TAS extiende una mano para la Semana Nacional de la Pequeña Empresa

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en In English Cada año desde 1963, los Estados Unidos han celebrado la Semana Nacional de la Pequeña Empresa. Este año, quizá...

TAS Tax Tip: COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Need relief for employment taxes? Here’s a simple way to find out what your options might be under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and/or the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA). What Are the Tax Relief Options? Employee Sick and Family Leave Reimbursement: Eligible businesses (including certain self-employed persons) are entitled to recei...

NTA Blog: TAS Extends a Hand for National Small Business Week

Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at en Español Each year since 1963, the United States has celebrated National Small Business Week. This year, perhaps more than any other, I recognize and celebrate the importance of small busine...

COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Redirecting you to the COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool. ...