IRS urges taxpayers to check withholding now to avoid tax surprises later

 Spotlights special tools during week of Aug. 13 to help people overlooking major changes With the year more than halfway over, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to take a few minutes to see if they are having…
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IRS has information and tools to help reporters

The IRS Multimedia Center is a one-stop shop where members of the media can go to get information straight from the agency. Reporters, producers and editors will find links to a variety of resources and multimedia files to help them report the latest tax news. The IRS…
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Here’s how the IRS contacts taxpayers

Everyone should know how the IRS contacts taxpayers. This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of stealing personal information. Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers: The IRS…
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HOW TO PAY MY TAXES

Go to:  www.irs.gov/payments Easy ways to pay taxes The IRS offers several payment options where taxpayers can pay immediately or arrange to pay in installments. Taxpayers should not ignore a bill from the IRS because as more time passes, interest and penalties accumulate. Here are…
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What taxpayers can do when a letter arrives this summer

Some taxpayers will receive a letter from the IRS this summer. Taxpayers should not panic and remember that they have fundamental rights when interacting with the agency.   These rights are in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Among other things, these rights dictate that letters…
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Here’s how taxpayers can protect themselves from scammers

Here’s how taxpayers can protect themselves from scammers Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to avoiding tax scams. Here’s what taxpayers need to know to determine whether an encounter — in person, over the phone or by email — is an imposter or an…
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Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead for 2018 Filing Season to Avoid Refund Delays

  The Internal Revenue Service advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year. This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get…
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Know Your Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights and the IRS has an obligation to protect them. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” groups the taxpayer rights found in the tax code into 10 categories. Know these rights when interacting with the IRS. A good way to learn…
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Learn about Tax Benefits for Education

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a reminder of the tax benefits for education. These benefits can help offset qualifying education costs. Here is information about two tax credits available to those who pay higher education costs for themselves, a…
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Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding; Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax

The Internal Revenue Service encourage taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018. Reviewing the amount of taxes withheld can help taxpayers avoid having too much or too little…
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