We are now almost six weeks from the tax filing date of April 18, and some of you might be wondering where your tax refunds are. Here are some helpful suggestions about how to check on your refund.
When you're starting out - new careers, new location, new relationships - you probably get lots of advice about planning for your future. Sure, you're fully engaged in budgeting your income and thinking about lifestyle priorities. Still, it's a good idea to start working with a financial advisor to develop your long-term financial plan.
Perhaps you’ve received a letter from the IRS recently and have been informed that they’re beginning the collection process of delinquent tax liability debts and that you are one of those debtors. On the other hand, perhaps you haven’t gotten a letter, but anticipate getting one soon, now that the IRS has resumed collections after the COVID-related pause of last year. Remember, they can go back for ten years to collect from past-due income tax filings. Knowing that you owe a large sum of delinquent back taxes without realizing precisely what can or will happen next could be keeping you up at night.
Three kinds of business owners are doing their taxes incorrectly: those waiting for a refund, those dreading owing as much as the year prior, and those who have no clue what their taxes will look like once the dust settles. If your taxes are anything other than zero, it is time to sit down with a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and start tax planning next year.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in March 2020 as part of the US government’s response to the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. A provision in that bill known as the Employee Retention Credit may reduce the tax liability of qualifying employers. The good news is that the American Rescue Plan Act of March 2021amended the CARES act to make the tax credit even more generous.
COVID-19 and the resulting shutdown in 2020 disrupted nearly everything in our society and almost every business and institution. Many are still dealing with the repercussions, whether involving supply chain issues or employee shortages. One of those institutions greatly impacted by the pandemic is the IRS.
Charles Myrick, a Certified Public Accountant, has more than two decades of experience representing taxpayers with the IRS. He is highly knowledgeable and experienced in what is known as tax resolution — the specialty of advising, representing, and negotiating with the IRS on behalf of taxpayers in problem tax cases. He and his staff feel a real sense of satisfaction from solving difficult problem tax cases and removing the giant weight off a client’s shoulders that comes from stressful interactions with tax authorities.
The IRS opened the tax season this year — or began to receive taxpayers’ filings — yesterday on January 24, 2022. As you begin preparing for your 2021 tax filing, consider taking advantage of the provisions below if you haven’t already. You can ask us at Myrick CPA or your own tax consultant for details to help you find the best tax advantages available to you.
It’s time to talk about student loans to keep our clients up-to-date regarding relief for financial burdens exacerbated by the pandemic. Over 43 million people have student loan debt, which represents debt felt by all of their immediate family members, making student loan debt a subject that affects at least 160 million people’s finances.
After a COVID-related pause in collections and enforcement, beginning June of 2021, the IRS has been sending out collection letters to individuals with overdue taxes. By now, many have gotten these letters. While the IRS will undoubtedly tell you to pay up now or face the consequences, you likely have more options than you know about, regardless of how little or how much you owe.