The Dirty Dozen Taxpayers have been warned over and over about using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes. This scheme involving outlandish legal claims is on the IRS’ top 12 list of tax scams. Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish legal claims to avoid paying their taxes. The IRS… Read More

For individuals who have not filed federal income tax returns for 2015, the window of opportunity is closing soon. Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a 2015 Form 1040 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To… Read More

Owing Back Taxes Could Create An Issue The Internal Revenue Service has reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew a current passport or obtain a new passport if they owe federal taxes. To avoid delays in travel plans, taxpayers need to take prompt action to resolve their tax issues. What Does… Read More

If You Are A Low To Moderate Income Taxpayer, You Could Benefit From The Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit could lower the tax you owe or perhaps mean a refund for you. Here are three things you can do to determine if you qualify for the EITC and make claiming it easier: Review your… Read More

10 Tips for Selecting a Tax Professional Since it’s the time of the year when you may be choosing a tax professional to help file your tax returns, let’s consider ten things you should think about when choosing your tax preparer. It is important to choose wisely because you are responsible for all the information… Read More

Do You Really Need To File A Tax Return? As a U.S. taxpayer preparing to file your 2018 taxes, there are a few things you should consider. First, you will want to determine if you need to file and, if so, the best way to file for your situation. First, Some Changes to Note For the… Read More

What Happens to Tax Refunds When The Government Is Shutdown? WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the… Read More

New Password Guidelines Help Protect Your Online Data Against Cybercriminals It’s that time of year again when businesses and individuals alike are making holiday plans and shopping for client gifts as well as for family and friends. In today’s busy society, cyber shopping has become the norm. Let’s be honest—we all do it because it is… Read More

As Thanksgiving approaches, we at Tax Help Advisors, LLC would like to express our thank and gratitude to our clients, staff, and our community for your support. Last time, we posted about getting your business prepared for the new tax law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in order to avoid penalties.… Read More