Withholding Tax Law Changes in 2018

When Congress began debating possible tax law changes in late 2017, there was a lot of controversy and confusion about just how much individual taxpayers would benefit, and until now it has essentially been a guessing game. Now, however, individual taxpayers can get a more precise idea of our tax liability under the new Tax […]

2018 Tax Filing Deadline

The filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, rather than the traditional April 15 date. In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday, and this would usually move the filing deadline to the following Monday – April 16. However, Emancipation Day – a legal holiday in the District of Columbia […]

Watch your inbox! A new tax scam could be hiding in your email

If you tend to ignore your work inbox because your email is already mounting, you may want to take a closer look to see if you’re getting scammed. The Internal Revenue Service announced last week a new scam that might be in your email inbox. “The scammer poses as an internal executive requesting employee Forms […]

Where’s your cash? Check on your tax refund with this handy tracker

The Internal Revenue Service has already started to issue tax refunds to those who have already filed, which means you can expect your check soon. If you’re a little bit on the impatient side, don’t worry. The IRS knows there are plenty of tax-filing Americans who are anxious to get their returns, whether in the […]

IRS releases worst tax scams in annual “Dirty Dozen” list

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, it’s OK! You’ve still got time. But you may want to get yourself a bit more prepared than usual if you want to keep yourself safe from scammers this year. Now in its third year, the Internal Revenue Service has released their “Dirty Dozen” tax scam list, detailing […]

If you make less than this a year, you should try VITA

If you’re stressed about paying someone to help you get your taxes in order this year, don’t fret. You may not even have to pay them at all. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the Internal Revenue Service gives free tax help to those who earn less than $54,000 a year. It also gives […]

All your questions about same-sex marriage and tax filings: answered

If you’re having more questions than answers when it comes to how to file your taxes as a same-sex couple, the Internal Revenue Service is here to help. They’ve got an entire section on their website dedicated to all your tax-related same-sex marriage questions. Wondering if you can file jointly or separately? The IRS says […]

Mileage deductions for your 2017 taxes

If you’ve driven anywhere for work, you may have thought about how much money you can declare on your taxes for mileage. Last month, the Internal Revenue Service announced optional standard mileage rate deductions for the 2017 tax season. The deductions go far beyond work-related travels. The IRS notes that if you’ve been operating a […]

Don’t forget your charitable donations when filing your taxes

The holiday season may be over, but tax season is only just beginning. While you get your paperwork together to start filing your taxes, you need to make sure you’ve got all your deductions in place, including your charitable donations. The Internal Revenue Service makes it easy to see if any donations you made in […]

IRS provides Louisiana residents with new tax deadline

After the flood disasters in Louisiana earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service announced that victims have five more months to file returns that were originally due on September 17,2016. The new deadline for individual and business tax returns is Jan. 17, 2017. Residents in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa areas will […]