See the US Tax System Illustrated in One Complex Map

Not sure whether it’s worth your while to hire a tax professional to do your taxes? Thinking that maybe this year you’ll take a run at it yourself? You may want to think again after taking a look at a new graphic released by the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). The organization, which is dedicated to helping taxpayers resolve tax problems, puts out a map every year that’s designed to help us all understand the workings of the tax system. One quick look should tell you that if you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed, it’s not you — it’s them. Read More

Protecting Yourself from Scams, ID Theft and Cyber Criminals

Protecting Yourself from Scams, ID Theft and Cyber Criminals

As much as the Internet has changed our lives for the good, it has also opened us up to threats from crooks from all over the world. They are smart and always coming up with a new Read More

The Tax Filing Deadline Is Around the Corner

The Tax Filing Deadline Is Around the Corner

Article Highlights:

  • Extensions
  • Balance-Due Payments
  • Contributions to Roth or Traditional IRAs
  • Estimated Tax Payments for the First Quarter of 2019
  • Individual Refund Claims for the 2015 Tax Year

 

As a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2018 tax returns, April 15, is the due date to either file a return (and pay the taxes owed) or Read More

Checking the Status of Your Federal Tax Refund Is Easy

Checking the Status of Your Federal Tax Refund Is Easy
Article Highlights:

  • Your federal tax refund status can be checked online.
  • E-file refunds are generally issued within 21 days of filing.
  • Direct deposit provides the quickest refunds.


If your 2018 federal return has already been filed and you are due a refund, you can check the status of your refund online.

Where’s My Refund?” is an interactive tool on the IRS website at IRS.gov. Whether you have opted for direct deposit into one account, split your refund among several accounts, or asked the IRS to mail you a check Read More


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