Love it or hate it, tax time is looming large. (Not that we think many of you love it, unless of course you’re receiving a tidy sum in a refund). All through the winter, and into spring, you try to stop thinking about it (or you've completely forgotten), but the deadline is drawing very near. You are supposed to get your taxes filed before the 18th of April, and there's no time left to tip-toe around the topic. With just days to go, tax time is truly upon us! Do you need an extension?
“Preparedness is the ultimate confidence builder” – Vince Lombardi
The time for reporting income taxes is here once again. For many, it’s a time of high anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be. As with most daunting tasks, a little preparation can go a long way toward alleviating stress and assuring smooth progress. Time spent organizing and uploading your documents prior to your virtual appointment with your CPA will serve you and your tax preparer well on multiple levels.
For example, as you are putting your files in order, it will likely refresh your memory of events throughout the year, which may affect the amount of taxes owed. Better yet, being prepared will inevitably cut down on the time needed to complete tax filings, since there will be less back-and-forth between you and your CPA. Here are some of the best ways for individuals and families to prepare for tax season.
CPA Charles Myrick has more than twenty years of experience in tax resolution. He is highly skilled in advising, representing, and negotiating with the IRS on behalf of his clients who are being audited or who owe back taxes, in addition to other problems they may be facing. The Myrick staff are exceptional when it comes to taking on the challenges of complicated audits, and reducing stress on their clients. If you are facing a tax audit, you may need help from a tax resolution specialist.
Tax professionals across the country recently reported a surge in mistaken IRS balance due notices, as well as cases of failures to post payments made to taxpayer's accounts. The IRS is currently studying how widespread these cases are and the best options to address them. Here's what you can do if you've received one.
Are you worried about the federal back taxes you might owe? Does the prospect of paying them seem insurmountable? Rather than spending any more time worrying, read below to see if you might be a candidate for reducing debt through an IRS hardship program.