A letter from the Internal Revenue Service can overwhelm most Texas residents, especially when it brings news of an audit or unpaid taxes. Filing one's taxes once is complicated enough. Then to have to justify one's claims or deductions can be frustrating, especially since most people do not know how long to hold on to receipts or which deduction to claim at what time.
Just when Texas residents thought they had a handle on IRS tax laws, the 2018 overhaul of the code took place and threw everyone off their stride. In addition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS and the Department of Treasury also changed withholding tables to reflect the new law. As the IRS reveals its stats from 2018, it seems as if the average tax refund is not so different from last year. It is only down 2% from a year ago.
The importance of paying tax obligations on time has been discussed on previous posts here, as have the various partial payment plans offered by the Internal Revenue Service. Even if an Austin resident is not able to pay their taxes, by informing the IRS and working with them to figure out a way to make payments a person can potentially avoid penalties. While many think that the IRS only imposes financial penalties, that is not the case. The IRS can also file a lien against a defaulter's property.
It may not come as a surprise to many Texas residents that people across the state have financial problems that prevent from doing certain activities. One matter that should not be avoided though, regardless of what a person's monetary situation is, is filing and paying taxes. As mentioned on previous posts here, there are many options available to people who are unable to pay their taxes on time, and none of those include avoiding filing taxes.
Federal and state income taxes surprise people every year. Even though Austin residents hear of tax credits, cuts, breaks and refunds, not all of them apply to everyone and many people end up owing a significant amount of money to the Internal Revenue Service. It is important to know that many people are not alone in this situation and there are options available to people to ensure they can pay their taxes without either accumulating a penalty.
Employers have a number of duties that need to be fulfilled in order to run a legal and successful business in Austin. One of these responsibilities is that of collecting, reporting and paying payroll taxes, as required by both federal and state law. Additionally, if the employer is the IRS defined responsible party, the employer might be personally liable for taxes that have not been reported. Even if a payroll service is being used, a person is not relieved of their responsibility to complete their duty in a timely manner correctly.
How common are tax misconceptions in the U.S.? Pretty common, the results of a recent GOBankingRates survey suggest.
The tax reform bill passed by Congress in 2017 has resulted in a number of changes that are important to keep in mind as you begin preparing your 2018 tax return (that's right; tax day is just around the corner now that the calendar has turned to 2019).
April 15. "Tax day". A day that is synonymous with the idea of filing your income taxes with the IRS.