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Will I get a refund on my 2018 tax return because of tax reform?

Will I get a refund on my 2018 tax return because of tax reform?

What is tax reform? Major tax reform that affects both individuals and businesses was enacted in December 2017. It’s commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA or tax reform. What changed? For 2018, most tax rates have been reduced. This means most people will pay less tax starting this year. TheRead more about Will I get a refund on my 2018 tax return because of tax reform?[…]

Avoid a surprise tax bill: get enough tax taken out of pension payments

Avoid a surprise tax bill: get enough tax taken out of pension payments

With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service urges retirees to make sure they are paying in enough tax during the year by using the Withholding Calculator, available on IRS.gov. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in December 2017, changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers includingRead more about Avoid a surprise tax bill: get enough tax taken out of pension payments[…]

Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes

Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes

What’s New for 2018 You may need a paycheck checkup. Following tax law changes, you should do a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Calculator and, if necessary, complete a new  W-4 form. The calculator helps determine the right amount of withholding. You should check your withholding if you: Are a two-income family. Have two or more jobs atRead more about Steps to Take Now to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Taxes[…]

Missed the tax-filing deadline? IRS issues tips on what to do

Missed the tax-filing deadline? IRS issues tips on what to do

While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers still facing tax-related issues. This includes people who still haven’t filed, people who haven’t paid their taxes or those who are waiting for their tax refund. The IRS offers these tips for handling some typical after-tax-day issues: Didn’t file byRead more about Missed the tax-filing deadline? IRS issues tips on what to do[…]