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TAX RELIEF:  INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT PLANS AND HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency

The Internal Revenue Service has also announced the extended deadlines for Individual Retirement Accounts as well as Health Savings Accounts

Contributions can be made to your IRA, for a particular year, at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your return for that year. Because the due date for filing Federal income tax returns has been postponed to July 15, the deadline for making contributions to your IRA for 2019 is also extended to July 15, 2020

Contributions may be made to your HSA or Archer MSA, for a particular year, at any time during the year or by the due date for filing your return for that year. Because the due date for filing Federal income tax returns is now July 15, 2020, under this relief, you may make contributions to your HSA or Archer MSA for 2019 at any time up to July 15, 2020

 

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NTA Blog: Low-Income Taxpayers Encounter Communication Barriers That Hinder Correspondence Audit Resolution

Thu, May 19, 2022

May 19. 2022 – Many taxpayers experience difficulties with correspondence audits. Once a return is selected for examination, the IRS […] The post NTA Blog: Low-Income Taxpayers Encounter Communication Barriers That Hinder Correspondence Audit Resolution appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Adjust Your Withholding to Ensure There’s No Surprises on Tax Day

Tue, May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 – It is a good practice for everyone to do a paycheck check-up every year. Checking your […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Adjust Your Withholding to Ensure There’s No Surprises on Tax Day appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Why do I owe a penalty and interest and what can I do about it?

Tue, May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 – Do you owe a penalty? Here’s why and what you may be able to do about […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Why do I owe a penalty and interest and what can I do about it? appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: Despite Operating Legally in Many States, Marijuana-Related Businesses Face Significant Federal Income Tax Law Challenges

Tue, May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 – As the National Taxpayer Advocate, I am the voice of *all* taxpayers within the IRS. As […] The post NTA Blog: Despite Operating Legally in Many States, Marijuana-Related Businesses Face Significant Federal Income Tax Law Challenges appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: How to handle a notification of tax-related identity theft

Tue, May 03, 2022

May 3, 2022 – Did you get a notification from IRS or the Social Security Administration (SSA) advising you that […] The post TAS Tax Tip: How to handle a notification of tax-related identity theft appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

Taxpayer Advocate Service Partners With IRS to Provide Face-to-Face Saturday Help

Sun, May 01, 2022

Saturday Help The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is pleased to announce we are partnering with the IRS to offer in-person […] The post Taxpayer Advocate Service Partners With IRS to Provide Face-to-Face Saturday Help appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

NTA Blog: IRS Online Accounts Do Not Have Sufficient Functionality and Integration With Existing Tools to Meet the Needs of Taxpayers and Tax Professionals

Thu, Apr 28, 2022

April 28, 2022 – The IRS has yet to develop and adopt a one-stop solution for online and digital offerings […] The post NTA Blog: IRS Online Accounts Do Not Have Sufficient Functionality and Integration With Existing Tools to Meet the Needs of Taxpayers and Tax Professionals appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Tax terms – find the meaning of them by searching our website

Tue, Apr 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 – The IRS uses many words and terms related to taxes that aren’t always easy to understand. […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Tax terms – find the meaning of them by searching our website appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

National Taxpayer Advocate to Testify with IRS Commissioner at Government Operations Subcommittee Hearing

Wed, Apr 20, 2022

4/20/2022 – On Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins will testify in […] The post National Taxpayer Advocate to Testify with IRS Commissioner at Government Operations Subcommittee Hearing appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...

TAS Tax Tip: Need help resolving a tax amount owed or finding the right payment option?

Tue, Apr 19, 2022

April 19, 2022 – Got a tax bill for your federal tax return? We have resources to help you resolve […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Need help resolving a tax amount owed or finding the right payment option? appeared first on Taxpayer Advocate Service. ...