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Refund Scams – Did You Know?

As tax filing season ends and individuals start receiving their refunds, taxpayers should be aware of a refund scam that may be making the rounds. The scammer starts by stealing taxpayer information through hacks, […]

Possible Reasons for 2021 IRS Tax Refund Delays

Most taxpayers who file their returns electronically and request direct deposit generally receive their IRS refunds within 21 days. However, a variety of factors can result in longer return processing times. The IRS recently […]

Tax Refund Myths – Did You Know?

There can be uncertainty around the timeline for receiving IRS tax refunds. Here are a few common questions related to these myths, along with real-world answers. Q: Can I get a more accurate refund […]

Unclaimed 2018 IRS Refunds Deadline – Did You Know?

The IRS has issued a reminder that time is running out to claim your 2018 tax refund if you did not file a 2018 federal return. The deadline to file a 2018 IRS return […]

Interest Received on 2021 Tax Refunds

During 2021, the IRS paid interest to many Americans who had to wait longer than usual for their 2020 federal tax refunds. Unlike the refunds themselves, most IRS interest payments are taxable income. However, […]

Eligibility for the 2021 Earned Income Credit (2/2)

The IRS recently highlighted revised eligibility rules for the Earned Income Credit. While many of the changes apply only for tax year 2021, several new rules will hold for future years as well. If […]

Eligibility for the 2021 Earned Income Credit (1/2)

The IRS recently highlighted special 2021 rules for the credit that significantly increases the number of Americans eligible to claim the EITC. If you have earned income (such as wages, tips or self-employment earnings) […]

IRS Suspends Sending Notices Due to Return Processing Delays – Did You Know?

As a result of pandemic-related issues, the IRS has a backlog of millions of original and amended 2020 and 2019 tax returns awaiting processing. This situation creates a risk that taxpayers who have met […]

Save Yearly Income Statements for a Smoother Tax Season

Many taxpayers will receive year-end income statements from employers, banks, stock issuers and other sources in January and early February. Make sure to save each document, so you can refer to it for your […]

A Cash Refund? At Wal-Mart?

Time seems to stand still when you are waiting for your tax refund to arrive. This year will be no exception, as most reports indicate refunds may be slowed due to a decrease in […]