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What You Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit in 2021

Chief Tax Information Officer Mark Steber answers the most commonly asked questions about the new Child Tax Credit advance monthly payments.

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6 tax myths that could cost at tax time

After 2020, there are some common myths that you might have fallen for. Myths, tax rumors, and tax misinformation are more common than you think, which can be costly and lead to taxpayers doing their taxes wrong.

Stimulus and new tax laws

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED ON: March 15, 2021

A new COVID-19 economic relief package, named the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)  includes a third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP), or stimulus, as well as changes to unemployment insurance and more. Below is what taxpayers need to know.

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What You Need to Know

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What You Need to Know

UPDATED ON: March 17, 2021

A sweeping new COVID-19 economic relief package was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

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Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits and the COVIDTRA 2020

Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits and the COVIDTRA 2020

UPDATED ON: December 23, 2020

In late December 2020, Congress passed the Omnibus Spending Bill which included the COVID Tax Reform Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA 2020). It’s an extension to the CARES Act  designed to provide additional help to protect businesses and individuals from the economic effects of the Coronavirus.

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Back taxes and tax debt

Guide to tax debt and relief

When you owe back taxes, it can be overwhelming. We can help you better understand everything so you can get back on track.

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Owing the IRS can be stressful and worrisome but you're not alone - we're here to fight for your rights and get you back on track.

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Passport Revocation or Denial for Severe Tax Debt

Having delinquent tax debt can have harsh consequences. This makes it important for you to understand the consequences and how to resolve these issues. One of those consequences is the government can stop you from getting, or seize, your passport.

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IRS Penalty Relief: Which Type Is Right for You?

We all know that the IRS assesses millions of dollars in penalties from taxpayers every year, but many people are not aware that the IRS also offers penalty relief for those eligible. It is important to understand what your obligations are to the IRS and the right penalty relief options there are for your particular situation. For example, you may have late payment penalty, which means you didn’t pay your taxes by the due date of the tax return, generally April 15, but May 17 for 2020 returns. There are many different types of penalties but here we will explore the types of penalty relief options offered by the IRS.

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How to File Back Taxes Without Records

What happens if you haven't filed your taxes at all? Most people file their taxes before the May 17 deadline: it's estimated that 90% of all tax returns the IRS processes in a given year are submitted before the deadline.

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What happens if you lie on your taxes?

The consequences of committing tax fraud vary from case to case. There are generally 5 different potential consequences, ranging in severity.

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Employment

Home Business and Office Tax Deductions

Home Business and Office Tax Deductions

See if you qualify for any tax breaks for operating a business from your home.

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How Unemployment Can Affect Your Tax Return

How Unemployment Can Affect Your Tax Return

We know how difficult unemployment can be. Here’s what you need to know before filing your taxes this year.

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Changes to Job-Search Deductions

Changes to Job-Search Deductions

Tax reform suspended deductions for job hunting, moving for a job, and job-related expenses. These expenses are no longer deductible for tax years 2018 through 2025.

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Health and medical

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Enacted in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is health insurance reform that affected every American. In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed that eliminated the federal penalty for taxpayers who didn’t have health insurance.

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Tax Reform and Healthcare

Tax Reform and Healthcare

Thanks to tax reform, starting in 2019, the penalty for not having health insurance will be $0.

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Advanced Premium Tax Credit

Advanced Premium Tax Credit

Are you having a difficult time affording healthcare coverage through an employer? You might be eligible for the Advanced Premium Tax Credit, designed to help you and your family get affordable healthcare.

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