Protect Against Tax-Related Identity Theft

An Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) gives a taxpayer an added layer of protection against tax-related identity theft. Having a six-digit IP PIN means no one can file a return for that taxpayer except someone who has the taxpayer’s IP PIN....

IRS Refund Tool Now Has Info for Current, Prior 2 Years

The IRS updated its “Where’s My Refund?” tool to allow taxpayers to check the status of their current and two prior years’ refunds. Where’s My Refund? Where’s My Refund? allows taxpayers to check on the status of their refund for the current and prior two tax years....

A Tax Checklist for the Newly Married

Name and address changes. Individuals who change their name after marriage should report their name change to the Social Security Administration (SSA) as soon as possible. The name on an individual’s tax return must match the name associated with their SSN on...

Businesses Should e-File Payroll Tax Returns

Business owners can simplify their payroll tax compliance by e-filing payroll tax returns. Employers can purchase e-file software that performs calculations and populates forms and schedules using a step-by-step process. This software also provides the filer with an...

Making Estimated Tax Payments

All business taxpayers need to make estimated tax payments quarterly and they should do so electronically. Self-employed individuals and gig workers may also need to make quarterly estimated tax payments unless they have any extra taxes withheld from other income....