News From Our Blog

Image description:
From the IRS:

Ten Things to Know about the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Free Tax Return Preparation — See If You Qualify

If you need help preparing your tax return, learn about the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

VITA Program: If you make $52,000 or less, IRS-certified volunteers can inform you about tax credits for which you may qualify, and prepare a basic tax return with electronic filing.

TCE Program: If you are 60 years of age or older, you may qualify for free tax help from IRS-certified volunteers who specialize in issues unique to seniors. 

There are thousands of locations across the United States where you can get free tax help through the VITA and TCE programs.

Image description:
From the IRS:

Itemizing vs. Standard Deduction: Six Tips to Help You Choose.

From the IRS:

No, a tax transcript will not help you determine when you will get your refund. This is among the common myths and misconceptions that are often repeated in social media.

The codes listed on tax transcripts do not provide any early insight into when a refund will be issued. The best way to check on your refund is by visiting “Where’s My Refund?

While transcripts include a lot of detailed information regarding actions taken on your account, the codes do not mean the same thing for everyone and they do not necessarily reflect how any of these actions do or do not impact the amount or timing of your refund.

IRS transcripts are best and most often used to validate past income and tax filing status for mortgage, student and small business loan applications and to help with tax preparation.

For more answers to common refund questions visit our 2014 Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions page.

Not sure if you are saving in all the right places? Assess your progress today with this new tool.