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New schedules with New Form 1040

The 2018 Form 1040 replaces prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 Form 1040 uses a building-block approach that allows individuals to file only the schedules they need with their federal tax return. Many people will only need to…
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Some S corporations may want to convert to C corporations

After last year’s tax reform legislation, some S corporations may choose to revoke their S election to be a C corporation because of the new, flat 21-percent C corporation tax rate. Before taking any action, S corporations should consult their…
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Who Does the IRS Consider to Be a Qualifying Relative?

The IRS recently announced that it plans to issue regulations to reduce the personal exemption amount to zero for tax years 2018 through 2025, provided the reduction will not be factored into determining if someone is a qualifying relative under…
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For people involved in the sharing economy...

For people involved in the sharing economy: Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ now, avoid a surprise year-end tax bill. The Internal Revenue Service urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected…
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Reminder for extension filers: Oct. 15 is just around the corner

Monday, October 15, 2018, is the extension deadline for most taxpayers who requested an extra six months to file their 2017 tax return. For taxpayers who have not yet filed, here are a few tips to keep in mind about the extension…
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Form 1040 to be shorter but with more schedules

The IRS is working on a draft version of the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, that reduces the size of the form to two half-pages in length and eliminates more than 50 lines, compared to the 2017 version of the form. The draft…
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Businesses Get More Time to Challenge IRS Levies

Individuals and businesses have additional time to file an administrative claim or to bring a civil action for wrongful levy or seizure, according to the Internal Revenue Service. An IRS levy permits the legal seizure and sale of property…
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Need More Time for Your Taxes? A 6 Month Extension is Easy

Taxpayers who can't meet the tax filing deadline can use options available via Free File on IRS.gov, to file an extension that gives six more months. The tax deadline this year is April 17. Taxpayers who submit Form 4868, Application for…
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IRS Issues Urgent Warning On New Tax Refund Scam

Just when you thought you'd read about all of the tax scams: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about a new - and growing - scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into real taxpayer bank accounts. Then the…