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November 10 is National EIP Registration Day: Millions of Americans still need to register no later than November 21 to get an Economic Impact Payment

Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Attention non-filers – the cutoff to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) is fast approaching. To claim your EIP, you should register using the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool by 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 21. Taxpayers who normally are not required to file a federal tax return have more time to claim the EIP this year. Taxpayers with incomes below $24,400 for ma...

TAS Tax Tip: Renew Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers before they expire

Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Earlier this year, the IRS issued a reminder to certain Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) holders whose ITINs expire on December 31, 2020. An individual taxpayer’s failure to timely renew an ITIN may result in a delay of a refund claimed on a 2020 federal income tax return. The renewal process can take up to sixty days or more, so it is critical to begin the process of ren...

Blog de la NTA: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias tributarias para los padres y trabajadores contratados para ayudar con el aprendizaje o el cuidado de niños? a distancia

Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en In English Debido a la pandemia, muchas escuelas tradicionales han cambiado a la enseñanza a distancia. Sin embargo, por diversas razones, el a...

TAS Tax Tip: Taxpayers not normally required to file should register for an Economic Impact Payment by November 21, 2020

Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Taxpayers who normally are not required to file a federal tax return have more time to claim the Economic Impact Payment (EIP) this year. Taxpayers with incomes below $24,400 for married couples, and $12,200 for single individuals who cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else, do not typically have a filing requirement. For more details about filing requirements in general, see Table 1-1...

NTA Blog: What are the tax consequences for parents and workers hired to help with remote learning or childcare?

Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at en Español Because of the pandemic, many brick and mortar schools have shifted to remote instruction. However, for a variety of reasons, remote learning may not be a suitable option for every ...

TAS Tax Tip: 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Webinars Available for CPE Credit

Wed, Nov 04, 2020

Although the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums could not be held in person this year, the Forums proceeded virtually. You can still earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits for many of these courses by viewing the courses virtually. Eighteen new interactive, self-study courses are now available for view at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online site, including downloadable PowerPoint sli...

TAS Tax Tip: Newly expanded ‘Closing a Business’ information provides step-by-step actions

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Closing your business can be a difficult and challenging task. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) partnered with IRS to expand its Closing a Business page to help business owners understand the specific actions needed, from a federal tax perspective, for each type of business. However, before you make the decision to close, if it is due to financial reasons related to the coronavirus, please u...

TAS Tax Tip Unemployment Compensation is Taxable - Explore Your Options Now

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Unemployment compensation, including special unemployment compensation authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, must generally be included in gross income. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, the benefits are taxable. Do you know you can have tax withheld so you may not owe when you file your tax return next year? How this may affect you If you...

Tax Tip Filing a Petition with the United States Tax Court

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Taxpayers have the right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum. One way taxpayers may exercise this right is by filing a petition with the United States Tax Court.  How do I get to the Tax Court? Receiving a Statutory Notice of Deficiency from the IRS is often referred to as your “ticket” to the Tax Court for a redetermination of liability. If you receive a Statuto...

Taxpayers Can Now Electronically Submit 2019 Forms 1040-X in Certain Cases

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Starting now, for tax year 2019 only, Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return can be filed electronically, through commercial tax-filing software. Please be aware that these cannot currently be e-filed directly through IRS systems. Taxpayers will have to check for tax-filing software companies that offer this option via the Internet. Up until now taxpayers had to mail all Forms 1...