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When Can i Get COVID-19 Vaccine In NJ? 2021 List attach_img
NEW JERSEY – The state has now released a list that shows – in order – when everybody in New Jersey can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials also have identified the sites in each county that currently provide the vaccine (see the vaccine priority list, timeline and immunization sites below). New Jersey announced this month that the state will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work or are being educated in the state. The state's goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population – or 4.7 million adults – within six months.Murphy said New Jersey is also developing a vaccine portal that will keep track of the immunization program. The site can be found here. Registration for the vaccination has begun, and the current link (found here) from the state Department of Health has been available. New Jersey also has announced that the state is continually expanding the number of COVID-19 vaccination sites. Click here to find out where you can get one now. Vaccinations began on December 15th in New Jersey hospitals for paid and unpaid persons serving in their health facilities.Who is eligible for vaccination at this time?Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups:Healthcare Personnel (Phase 1A)Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including, but not limited to: [*]Licensed healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists [*]Staff like receptionists, janitors, mortuary services, laboratory technicians [*]Consultants, per diem, and contractors who are not directly employed by the facility [*]Unpaid workers like health professional students, trainees, volunteers, and essential caregivers [*]Community health workers, doulas, and public health professionals like Medical Reserve Corps [*]Personnel with variable venues like EMS, paramedics, funeral staff, and autopsy workers [*]All workers in acute, pediatric, and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers [*]All workers in health facilities like psychiatric facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and rehabs [*]All workers in clinic-based settings like urgent care clinics, dialysis centers, and family planning sites [*]All workers in long-term care settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and others [*]All workers in occupational-based healthcare settings like health clinics within workplaces, shelters, jails, colleges and universities, and K-12 schools [*]All workers in community-based healthcare settings like PACE and Adult Living Community Nursing [*]All workers in home-based settings like hospice, home care, and visiting nurse services [*]All workers in office-based healthcare settings like physician and dental offices [*]All workers in public health settings like local health departments, LINCS agencies, harm reduction centers, and medicinal marijuana programs [*]All workers in retail, independent, and institutional pharmacies [*]Other paid or unpaid people who work in a healthcare setting, who may have direct or indirect contact with infectious persons or materials, and who cannot work from home. Long-Term Care Residents and Staff (Phase 1A)All residents and staff of long-term and congregate care facilities, including: [*]Skilled nursing facilities [*]Veterans homesGroup homes like residential care homes, adult family homes, adult foster homes, and intellectual and developmental disabilities group homes [*]HUD 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program residences [*]Institutional settings like psychiatric hospitals, correctional institutions, county jails, and juvenile detention facilities (for eligible minors, e.g. 16+ years of age may be eligible for Pfizer vaccine under the emergency use authorization) [*]Other vulnerable, congregate, long-term settings First Responders (Phase 1B)Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders, including: [*]New Jersey State Police troopers [*]Municipal and county police officers [*]Campus police officers [*]Detectives in prosecutors' offices and state agencies [*]State agency/authority law enforcement officers (e.g. State Park Police and Conservation Officers, Palisades Interstate Parkway Officers, Human Services police, and NJTransit police) [*]Investigator, Parole and Secured Facilities Officers [*]Aeronautical Operations Specialists [*]Sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Special Agents [*]Bi-State law enforcement officers (e.g. Port Authority) [*]Court Security Officers [*]Paid and unpaid members of firefighting services (structural and wildland) [*]Paid and unpaid members of Search and Rescue Units including technical rescue units and HAZMAT teams [*]Paid and unpaid firefighters who provide emergency medical services [*]Paid and unpaid members of Industrial units that perform Fire, Rescue and HAZMAT services [*]Members of State Fire Marshal's Offices [*]Bi-State Fire Service Personnel (e.g. Port Authority) Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B)Individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. These conditions include: [*]Cancer [*]Chronic kidney disease [*]COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) [*]Down Syndrome [*]Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies [*]Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2) [*]Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2) [*]Sickle cell disease [*]Smoking [*]Type 2 diabetes mellitus Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.If you are currently eligible, click here for more information on where to get vaccinated. Who is eligible for vaccination next? [*]Additional frontline essential workers (Phase 1B) [*]Other essential workers (Phase 1C) [*]General population (Phase 2) This group was originally designated as 1B: [*]Foodservice workers [*]Port Authority workers [*]New Jersey Transit workers [*]Teachers, staff, and childcare workers [*]Workers who support radio, print, internet and television news and media services [*]Other critical workers (CISA) [*]Other essential workers This group was originally designated as 1C: [*]People living or working in congregate or overcrowded settings – such as colleges and [*]universities [*]People living or working in congregate or overcrowded settings – such as migrant workers [*]People living or working in congregate or overcrowded settings - Other [*]Tribal populations [*]Other people at high risk of COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities, occupations, demographics, etc. New Jersey initially provided a timeline for the various groups and when they'll be vaccinated, but it's since been revised: https://patch.com/img/cdn20/users/65079/20210101/083721/styles/raw/public/processed_images/timleinme.jpg?width=600 After these phases are complete, then the general public will be eligible for vaccination. The timing of the progression among the groups depends on the supply of vaccine to the state balanced by the demand in various phases, officials said. Other things to know about the vaccine: [*]The state has changed the immunization system from an opt-in to an opt-out program for any resident who chooses to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. People who wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to first opt-in to the system to make sure that their two-dose regimen is properly tracked and managed. [*]Thirty days after the current public health emergency ends, people who enrolled due to the COVID-19 vaccine will be afforded the opportunity to withdraw from the system. The Executive Order does not force anyone to receive the vaccine. [*]The state will securely store the vaccine recipient's name, address, date of birth, race, ethnicity, and gender. These are standard data elements that have been used across vaccines administered in New Jersey. [*]New Jerseyans can also expect to provide additional demographic and occupational data to ensure equitable and efficient scheduling of vaccinations. [*]Medical screening questions will be asked to assess eligibility. All data collected can only be used for public health purposes, like ensuring that the same person returns for a second dose of the same COVID-19 vaccine at the right time interval. [*]Data cannot be used for civil or criminal enforcement and cannot be used for immigration enforcement. New Jersey is partnering with Rite Aid to provide vaccinations to home care and hospice staff. Information about scheduling appointments is being provided through home health agencies and their industry associations. As of Dec. 30, through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program with CVS and Walgreens, New Jersey has over 500 long-term care facilities scheduled -–including the State's three veterans memorial homes – and over 100,000 residents and staff slated to receive vaccinations through the beginning of February 2021. Additional sites will be added in the coming weeks. After nursing home residents and staff are vaccinated, CVS and Walgreens began to vaccinate thousands of residents and staff in other congregate settings including assisted living facilities, the five state developmental centers, federal housing for seniors and group homes and other long-term residential facilities.New Jersey also has a network of community vaccination sites for vulnerable residents who live in congregate settings not eligible for this federal partnership.New Jersey is also developing an extensive network of vaccination sites to serve those currently eligible for vaccination. In January, the vaccination sites network included acute care hospitals, large state-coordinated "mega sites," county/local sites, retail pharmacies and other medical locations.At this time, New Jersey cannot arrange for all groups to receive distributions directly, so vaccine recipients may need to go off-site to be vaccinated, health officials said. Six "mega sites" throughout New Jersey will serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups, part of a critical network of over 200 sites tasked with carrying out the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan fairly and equitably: [*]Atlantic County: Atlantic City Convention Center [*]Bergen County: Racetrack at Meadowlands, East Rutherford [*]Burlington County: Moorestown Mall [*]Gloucester County: Rowan College of South Jersey, Sewell [*]Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison [*]Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare
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IRS provides tax relief for the low-income housing credit and bonds for qualifie
IR-2020-136, July 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-53 (PDF) to provide tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects. For certain time-sensitive actions scheduled to be performed and requirements to be met on or after April 1, 2020 and before December 31, 2020, owners and operators now have until December 31, 2020 to perform the actions and satisfy the requirements. Further, between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, owners of qualified low-income housing projects are not required to perform certain income recertifications or reduce the eligible basis in a building because of the temporary closure of an amenity or common area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over the projects are not required to conduct compliance-monitoring. Additionally, between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, owners and operators of these projects, issuers, and state agencies may treat medical personnel and other essential workers providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic as if they were Displaced Individuals, as defined in Rev. Procs. 2014-49 and 2014-50, and therefore, may provide emergency housing for these persons as described in these revenue procedures. Additional information about tax relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on IRS.gov. The Internal Revenue Service also is issuing proposed regulations (PDF) relating to the compliance-monitoring duties of state agencies for purposes of the low-income housing credit. The proposed regulations relax the minimum compliance-monitoring sampling requirement for purposes of physical inspections and low-income certification review, providing flexibility and reduced burdens with respect to the requirements set forth in the final regulations published on February 26, 2019. IRS
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IRS reminder: Taxpayers can get an extension to Oct. 15 to file taxes
IR-2020-153, July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that they have until the postponed due date of July 15, 2020, to file an extension for their 2019 federal tax return. The extension gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file, but taxes owed are due by July 15. The July 15 due date generally applies to all taxpayers who have an income tax filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020. Taxpayers and tax professionals should continue to use electronic options. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically. Doing so, whether through e-file or IRS Free File, reduces tax return errors, as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. Free File Fillable Forms means there is a free option for everyone. Here's how to get an extension of time to file Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension to Oct. 15 in one of two ways: [*]Filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using Free File on IRS.gov.[*]Submitting an electronic payment with Direct Pay, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or by debit, credit card or digital wallet options and selecting Form 4868 or extension as the payment type. The automatic extension of time to file will process when taxpayers pay all or part of their taxes, electronically, by the July 15 due date. Businesses that need additional time to file income tax returns must file Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns. IRS.gov assistance Taxpayers may find answers to many of their questions using the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA), a tax law resource that works using a series of questions and responses. IRS.gov has answers for Frequently Asked Questions. The IRS website has tax information in: Spanish (español); Chinese (中文); Korean (한국어); Russian (Pусский); Vietnamese (Tyng Việt); and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen). Go to IRS.gov/payments for electronic payment options. IRS
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IRS reminder: File and pay 2019 business taxes by July 15; 2020 estimated tax al
IR-2020-154, July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15. The July 15 due date generally applies to any tax return or tax payment deadline that was postponed due to COVID-19. In April, the IRS said that this postponement applied to all taxpayers that had a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020. No late-filing penalty, late-payment penalty or interest will be due for payments prior to July 15. Corporations, trusts and estates, as well as individuals and other non-corporate tax filers qualify for the extra time. A complete list of qualifying filing and payment deadlines are available at IRS.gov/coronavirus. Businesses that need a tax-filing extension beyond the July 15 deadline can get one by filing Form 7004. An extension to file is not an extension to pay. To avoid interest charges and any possible late-payment penalties, be sure to estimate any tax liability and pay it by the July 15 deadline. Individuals who file Form 1040, including sole proprietors, farmers and landlords, can get an extension by filing Form 4868. The fastest and easiest way to meet the July 15 deadline is to file returns and pay any taxes due electronically. For more information on e-file and e-payment options, visit IRS.gov/efile. IRS
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Treasury and IRS release draft partnership form to provide greater clarity on in
IR-2020-155, July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released a proposed redesigned partnership form for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022). The proposed form is designed to provide greater clarity for partners on how to compute their U.S. income tax liability with respect to items of international tax relevance, including claiming deductions and credits. The redesigned form and instructions provide guidance to partnerships on how to report international tax information to their partners in a standardized format. This proposed form would apply to a partnership required to file Form 1065 only if the partnership has items of international tax relevance (generally foreign activities or foreign partners). The proposed changes would not affect domestic partnerships with no international tax items to report. This early release is intended to afford time for stakeholder input and engagement. Treasury and IRS invite comments from affected stakeholders through September 14, 2020. Written comments should be sent to the following email address: [email protected] with the subject line: "International Form Changes." The Treasury Department and the IRS will be actively engaged with stakeholders to solicit input on these proposed changes before the forms are finalized later in 2020. Currently, partners are required to report international tax information on their tax returns on several tax forms and schedules. Partners generally obtain the information required to be reported from their partnerships, usually through narrative statements attached to K-1s. Those statements are compiled in a variety of formats and may be difficult for partners to translate onto their own returns. The proposed changes intend to ease this burden through a standard format that offers greater clarity to both partnerships and their partners. The standard format of the new partnership schedules is designed to better align the information that partnerships provide on the schedules with the tax forms used by partners, allowing partners to more easily prepare their tax returns and the IRS to more efficiently verify taxpayer compliance. It is intended that all the information to be reported on the new schedules is already necessary for the partnership to provide to partners or is available to the partnership. The Treasury Department and the IRS are releasing the draft new Schedule K-2 (Form 1065), Partners' Distributive Share Items - International and Schedule K-3 (Form 1065), Partner's – Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. – International, both for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022), and the draft instructions, to allow partnerships and other stakeholders time to consider the proposed changes and to provide comments that can be taken into account in finalizing the schedules and instructions. The proposed parts included in new Schedule K-2 (Form 1065) replace portions of existing Form 1065, Schedule K, lines 16(a) through 16(r). The proposed schedule provides for international tax information to be reported in a standardized manner generally corresponding to the tax forms listed above. The proposed parts included in new Schedule K-3 (Form 1065) replaces portions of Schedule K-1, Part III, Boxes 16 and 20, and provides information to the partner generally in the format of the following forms that might be completed by the partner: [*]Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return;[*]Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return;[*]Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, or Trust);[*]Form 1118, Foreign Tax Credit – Corporations;[*]Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return;[*]Form 1120-F, U.S. Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation;[*]Form 4797, Sales of Business Property;[*]Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets;[*]Form 8991, Tax on Base Erosion Payments of Taxpayers with Substantial Gross Receipts;[*]Form 8992, U.S. Shareholder Calculation of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI); and[*]Form 8993, Section 250 Deduction for Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII) and Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI). The Treasury Department and the IRS plan similar revisions, as applicable, to Form 1120-S (U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation) and Form 8865 (Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Partnerships). The Treasury Department and the IRS welcome comments on similar changes to be made to Forms 1120-S and 8865 for the 2021 tax year. IRS
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IRS provides additional relief for tax-exempt hospitals: Deadline for completing
IR-2020-156, July 14, 2020 WASHINGTON — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals, the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional relief to hospital organizations that must meet the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) requirements. Notice 2020-56 (PDF) extends the deadline for conducting a CHNA and adopting an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the CHNA to December 31, 2020. Tax-exempt hospital organizations filing Forms 990 must indicate on Schedule H if they have conducted a CHNA in the current taxable year or in either of the two immediately preceding taxable years and if they have adopted an implementation strategy to meet the significant health needs identified through the most recently completed CHNA. Since these requirements may affect the hospital's tax-exempt status and because the law imposes a $50,000 tax on a hospital organization for each hospital facility that fails to meet either or both of these requirements, the extension provided in the notice provides significant relief. Under Notice 2020-56, the time for hospitals to comply with any CHNA requirements due to be performed on or after April 1, 2020, and before December 31, 2020, is extended to December 31, 2020. Previously, the IRS issued guidance (PDF) extending the due date to July 15, 2020; today's guidance further extends that due date. Hospitals using the relief in today's notice that file Form 990 prior to December 31, 2020, should state in the narrative of Part V.C. of Schedule H (Form 990) that they are eligible for and are relying on the relief provided in the notice, and should not be treated as failing to meet the requirements of section 501(r)(3) prior to December 31, 2020. Additional tax relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on IRS.gov. IRS
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Where’s My Refund? tool on IRS.gov takes guesswork out of when to expect refunds
IR-2020-157, July 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The IRS reminds taxpayers that one of the best ways to check on their refund is the Where's My Refund? tool on the IRS website and the IRS2Go app. Updated once a day, usually overnight, this useful tool gives taxpayers a projected refund issuance date as soon as it is approved. The IRS issues nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days, and the fastest way to get a refund is to use IRS e-file and direct deposit. Taxpayers should also know they can have their refunds divided into up to three separate accounts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRS live phone assistance is extremely limited. People are encouraged to first check the Where's My Refund? tool on the IRS website and the IRS2Go app. Taxpayers can also review the IRS Services Guide (PDF) which links to additional IRS online services. Please note: Ordering a tax transcript will not speed delivery of tax refunds nor does the posting of a tax transcript to a taxpayer's account determine the timing of a refund delivery. Calls to request transcripts for this purpose are unnecessary. Transcripts are available online and by mail at Get Transcript. A few necessary items To use the Where's My Refund" tool, taxpayers will need to enter their Social Security number, tax filing status (single, married, head of household) and exact amount of the tax refund claimed on the return. Taxpayers who file electronically can check Where's My Refund? within 24 hours after they receive their e-file acceptance notification. The tool can tell taxpayers when their tax return has been received, when the refund is approved and the date the refund is to be issued. Some refunds may take longer While the IRS continues to process electronic and paper tax returns, issue refunds, and accept payments, there are delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. If a taxpayer filed a paper tax return, the return will be processed in the order in which it was received. Do not file a second tax return or call the IRS. Many different factors can affect the timing of a refund. In some cases, a tax return may require additional review. It is also important to consider the time it takes for a financial institution to post the refund to an account or for a refund check to be delivered by mail. Taxpayers who owe The IRS encourages taxpayers who owe to do a Paycheck Checkup every year to ensure enough tax is withheld from their pay to avoid an unexpected tax bill. IRS
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IRS is sending letters to those experiencing a delay with advance payment of emp
IR-2020-158, July 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers who have experienced a delay in the processing of their Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due To COVID-19 (PDF). A taxpayer will receive letter 6312 if the IRS either rejected Form 7200 or made a change to the requested amount of advance payment due to a computation error. The letter will explain the reason for the rejection or, if the amount is adjusted, the new payment amount will be listed on the letter. A taxpayer will receive letter 6313 if the IRS needs written verification from a taxpayer that the address listed on their Form 7200 is the current mailing address for their business. The IRS will not process Form 7200 orchange the last known address until the taxpayer provides it. For more information on the employer credits, see Employer Tax Credits. IRS
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IRS announces 2021 PTIN fees for tax return preparers
IR-2020-159, July 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the annual fee for 2021 that tax return preparers must pay to apply for or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). In final regulations issued today, the IRS set a $21 fee per PTIN application or renewal (plus a $14.95 fee payable to a contractor). Anyone who prepares or substantially helps prepare any federal tax return or claim for refund for compensation must have a valid PTIN from the IRS. The PTIN must be used as the identifying number on returns prepared. Failure to have and use a valid PTIN may result in penalties. The IRS estimates that more than 800,000 tax return preparers will apply for or renew a PTIN this year. The annual renewal of PTINs ensures the IRS has up-to-date identifying information about each return preparer, which is essential for timely communication of important information. The program helps protect both return preparers and taxpayers and prevent the unauthorized use of PTINs. The IRS is required (PDF) to conduct a biennial review of the PTIN user fee. The agency determined that the full cost to administer the PTIN program going forward is $21 per application or renewal. This amount includes costs relating to PTIN misuse and maintaining the integrity of PTINs. The third-party contractor fee, $14.95, pays for several functions including processing applications, renewals and operating a call center. PTINs expire on December 31 of the year for which they are issued. PTINs generally can be renewed beginning in mid-October and are valid for the following calendar year. A tax return preparer can renew online at www.irs.gov/ptin by logging into the preparer's PTIN account or by submitting a paper Form W-12 with the "Renewal" box checked. IRS
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IRS unveils &quot;Dirty Dozen&quot; list of tax scams for 2020; American
IR-2020-160, July 16, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. This year, the Dirty Dozen focuses on scams that target taxpayers. The criminals behind these bogus schemes view everyone as potentially easy prey. The IRS urges everyone to be on guard all the time and look out for others in their lives. "Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or during times of crisis, and scam artists are using pandemic to try stealing money and information from honest taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The IRS provides the Dirty Dozen list to help raise awareness about common scams that fraudsters use to target people. We urge people to watch out for these scams. The IRS is doing its part to protect Americans. We will relentlessly pursue criminals trying to steal your money or sensitive personal financial information." Taxpayers are encouraged to review the list in a special section on IRS.gov and be on the lookout for these scams throughout the year. Taxpayers should also remember that they are legally responsible for what is on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else. Consumers can help protect themselves by choosing a reputable tax preparer. The IRS urges taxpayers to refrain from engaging potential scammers online or on the phone. The IRS plans to unveil a similar list of enforcement and compliance priorities this year as well. An upcoming series of press releases will emphasize the illegal schemes and techniques businesses and individuals use to avoid paying their lawful tax liability. Topics will include such scams as abusive micro captives and fraudulent conservation easements. Here are this year's "Dirty Dozen" scams: Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers via email about a tax bill, refund or Economic Impact Payments. Don't click on links claiming to be from the IRS. Be wary of emails and websites − they may be nothing more than scams to steal personal information. IRS Criminal Investigation has seen a tremendous increase in phishing schemes utilizing emails, letters, texts and links. These phishing schemes are using keywords such as "coronavirus," "COVID-19" and "Stimulus" in various ways. These schemes are blasted to large numbers of people in an effort to get personal identifying information or financial account information, including account numbers and passwords. Most of these new schemes are actively playing on the fear and unknown of the virus and the stimulus payments. (For more see IR-2020-115, IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud; other financial schemes.) Fake Charities: Criminals frequently exploit natural disasters and other situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic by setting up fake charities to steal from well-intentioned people trying to help in times of need. Fake charity scams generally rise during times like these. Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contact by telephone, text, social media, e-mail or in-person using a variety of tactics. Bogus websites use names similar to legitimate charities to trick people to send money or provide personal financial information. They may even claim to be working for or on behalf of the IRS to help victims file casualty loss claims and get tax refunds. Taxpayers should be particularly wary of charities with names like nationally known organizations. Legitimate charities will provide their Employer Identification Number (EIN), if requested, which can be used to verify their legitimacy. Taxpayers can find legitimate and qualified charities with the search tool on IRS.gov. Threatening Impersonator Phone Calls: IRS impersonation scams come in many forms. A common one remains bogus threatening phone calls from a criminal claiming to be with the IRS. The scammer attempts to instill fear and urgency in the potential victim. In fact, the IRS will never threaten a taxpayer or surprise him or her with a demand for immediate payment. Phone scams or "vishing" (voice phishing) pose a major threat. Scam phone calls, including those threatening arrest, deportation or license revocation if the victim doesn't pay a bogus tax bill, are reported year-round. These calls often take the form of a "robocall" (a text-to-speech recorded message with instructions for returning the call). The IRS will never demand immediate payment, threaten, ask for financial information over the phone, or call about an unexpected refund or Economic Impact Payment. Taxpayers should contact the real IRS if they worry about having a tax problem. Social Media Scams: Taxpayers need to protect themselves against social media scams, which frequently use events like COVID-19 to try tricking people. Social media enables anyone to share information with anyone else on the Internet. Scammers use that information as ammunition for a wide variety of scams. These include emails where scammers impersonate someone's family, friends or co-workers. Social media scams have also led to tax-related identity theft. The basic element of social media scams is convincing a potential victim that he or she is dealing with a person close to them that they trust via email, text or social media messaging. Using personal information, a scammer may email a potential victim and include a link to something of interest to the recipient which contains malware intended to commit more crimes. Scammers also infiltrate their victim's emails and cell phones to go after their friends and family with fake emails that appear to be real and text messages soliciting, for example, small donations to fake charities that are appealing to the victims. EIP or Refund Theft: The IRS has made great strides against refund fraud and theft in recent years, but they remain an ongoing threat. Criminals this year also turned their attention to stealing Economic Impact Payments as provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Much of this stems from identity theft whereby criminals file false tax returns or supply other bogus information to the IRS to divert refunds to wrong addresses or bank accounts. The IRS recently warned nursing homes and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care. This came following concerns that people and businesses may be taking advantage of vulnerable populations who received the payments. These payments do not count as a resource for determining eligibility for Medicaid and other federal programs They also do not count as income in determining eligibility for these programs. See IR-2020-121, IRS alert: Economic Impact Payments belong to recipient, not nursing homes or care facilities for more. Taxpayers can consult the Coronavirus Tax Relief page of IRS.gov for assistance in getting their EIPs. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of identity theft should consult the Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft on IRS.gov. Senior Fraud: Senior citizens and those who care about them need to be on alert for tax scams targeting older Americans. The IRS recognizes the pervasiveness of fraud targeting older Americans along with the Department of Justice and FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), among others. Seniors are more likely to be targeted and victimized by scammers than other segments of society. Financial abuse of seniors is a problem among personal and professional relationships. Anecdotal evidence across professional services indicates that elder fraud goes down substantially when the service provider knows a trusted friend or family member is taking an interest in the senior's affairs. Older Americans are becoming more comfortable with evolving technologies, such as social media. Unfortunately, that gives scammers another means of taking advantage. Phishing scams linked to Covid-19 have been a major threat this filing season. Seniors need to be alert for a continuing surge of fake emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts to steal personal information. Scams targeting non-English speakers: IRS impersonators and other scammers also target groups with limited English proficiency. These scams are often threatening in nature. Some scams also target those potentially receiving an Economic Impact Payment and request personal or financial information from the taxpayer. Phone scams pose a major threat to people with limited access to information, including individuals not entirely comfortable with the English language. These calls frequently take the form of a "robocall" (a text-to-speech recorded message with instructions for returning the call), but in some cases may be made by a real person. These con artists may have some of the taxpayer's information, including their address, the last four digits of their Social Security number or other personal details – making the phone calls seem more legitimate. A common one remains the IRS impersonation scam where a taxpayer receives a telephone call threatening jail time, deportation or revocation of a driver's license from someone claiming to be with the IRS. Taxpayers who are recent immigrants often are the most vulnerable and should ignore these threats and not engage the scammers. Unscrupulous Return Preparers: Selecting the right return preparer is important. They are entrusted with a taxpayer's sensitive personal data. Most tax professionals provide honest, high-quality service, but dishonest preparers pop up every filing season committing fraud, harming innocent taxpayers or talking taxpayers into doing illegal things they regret later. Taxpayers should avoid so-called "ghost" preparers who expose their clients to potentially serious filing mistakes as well as possible tax fraud and risk of losing their refunds. With many tax professionals impacted by COVID-19 and their offices potentially closed, taxpayers should take particular care in selecting a credible tax preparer. Ghost preparers don't sign the tax returns they prepare. They may print the tax return and tell the taxpayer to sign and mail it to the IRS. For e-filed returns, the ghost preparer will prepare but not digitally sign as the paid preparer. By law, anyone who is paid to prepare or assists in preparing federal tax returns must have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Paid preparers must sign and include their PTIN on returns. Unscrupulous preparers may also target those without a filing requirement and may or may not be due a refund. They promise inflated refunds by claiming fake tax credits, including education credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and others. Taxpayers should avoid preparers who ask them to sign a blank return, promise a big refund before looking at the taxpayer's records or charge fees based on a percentage of the refund. Taxpayers are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of their tax return, regardless of who prepares it. Taxpayers can go to a special page on IRS.gov for tips on choosing a preparer. Offer in Compromise Mills: Taxpayers need to wary of misleading tax debt resolution companies that can exaggerate chances to settle tax debts for "pennies on the dollar" through an Offer in Compromise (OIC). These offers are available for taxpayers who meet very specific criteria under law to qualify for reducing their tax bill. But unscrupulous companies oversell the program to unqualified candidates so they can collect a hefty fee from taxpayers already struggling with debt. These scams are commonly called OIC "mills," which cast a wide net for taxpayers, charge them pricey fees and churn out applications for a program they're unlikely to qualify for. Although the OIC program helps thousands of taxpayers each year reduce their tax debt, not everyone qualifies for an OIC. In Fiscal Year 2019, there were 54,000 OICs submitted to the IRS. The agency accepted 18,000 of them. Individual taxpayers can use the free online Offer in Compromise Pre-Qualifier tool to see if they qualify. The simple tool allows taxpayers to confirm eligibility and provides an estimated offer amount. Taxpayers can apply for an OIC without third-party representation; but the IRS reminds taxpayers that if they need help, they should be cautious about whom they hire. Fake Payments with Repayment Demands: Criminals are always finding new ways to trick taxpayers into believing their scam including putting a bogus refund into the taxpayer's actual bank account. Here's how the scam works: A con artist steals or obtains a taxpayer's personal data including Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and bank account information. The scammer files a bogus tax return and has the refund deposited into the taxpayer's checking or savings account. Once the direct deposit hits the taxpayer's bank account, the fraudster places a call to them, posing as an IRS employee. The taxpayer is told that there's been an error and that the IRS needs the money returned immediately or penalties and interest will result. The taxpayer is told to buy specific gift cards for the amount of the refund. The IRS will never demand payment by a specific method. There are many payment options available to taxpayers and there's also a process through which taxpayers have the right to question the amount of tax we say they owe. Anytime a taxpayer receives an unexpected refund and a call from us out of the blue demanding a refund repayment, they should reach out to their banking institution and to the IRS. Payroll and HR Scams: Tax professionals, employers and taxpayers need to be on guard against phishing designed to steal Form W-2s and other tax information. These are Business Email Compromise (BEC) or Business Email Spoofing (BES). This is particularly true with many businesses closed and their employees working from home due to COVID-19. Currently, two of the most common types of these scams are the gift card scam and the direct deposit scam. In the gift card scam, a compromised email account is often used to send a request to purchase gift cards in various denominations. In the direct deposit scheme, the fraudster may have access to the victim's email account (also known as an email account compromise or "EAC"). They may also impersonate the potential victim to have the organization change the employee's direct deposit information to reroute their deposit to an account the fraudster controls. BEC/BES scams have used a variety of ploys to include requests for wire transfers, payment of fake invoices as well as others. In recent years, the IRS has observed variations of these scams where fake IRS documents are used in to lend legitimacy to the bogus request. For example, a fraudster may attempt a fake invoice scheme and use what appears to be a legitimate IRS document to help convince the victim. The Direct Deposit and other BEC/BES variations should be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) where a complaint can be filed. The IRS requests that Form W-2 scams be reported to: [email protected](Subject: W-2 Scam). Ransomware: This is a growing cybercrime. Ransomware is malware targeting human and technical weaknesses to infect a potential victim's computer, network or server. Malware is a form of invasive software that is often frequently inadvertently downloaded by the user. Once downloaded, it tracks keystrokes and other computer activity. Once infected, ransomware looks for and locks critical or sensitive data with its own encryption. In some cases, entire computer networks can be adversely impacted. Victims generally aren't aware of the attack until they try to access their data, or they receive a ransom request in the form of a pop-up window. These criminals don't want to be traced so they frequently use anonymous messaging platforms and demand payment in virtual currency such as Bitcoin. Cybercriminals might use a phishing email to trick a potential victim into opening a link or attachment containing the ransomware. These may include email solicitations to support a fake COVID-19 charity. Cybercriminals also look for system vulnerabilities where human error is not needed to deliver their malware. The IRS and its Security Summit partners have advised tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products. Use of the multi-factor authentication feature is a free and easy way to protect clients and practitioners' offices from data thefts. Tax software providers also offer free multi-factor authentication protections on their Do-It-Yourself products for taxpayers. IRS
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IRS debunks tax refund myths
IR-2020-161, July 16, 2020 WASHINGTON ― With the July 15 tax deadline now past, the Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers that there is no secret way to find out when a refund will be issued. Most taxpayers have already filed their federal tax return, and many have already received their refund. Those that have not are understandably eager for details about when their refund will arrive. When it comes to tax refunds, a few common myths keep circulating and misinforming taxpayers. Some key facts can help people understand the refund process better: [*]Taxpayers who file electronically and use direct deposit can expect their refund faster than those who mail a paper return, especially since the COVID-19 outbreak has reduced IRS staffing available to process paper returns.[*]Taxpayers who file a paper tax return are likely to face processing and refund delays.[*]The best and easiest way to check on a refund is Where's My Refund?[*]The Where's My Refund? tool available on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app.[*]A tax refund's status can be checked within 24 hours after the taxpayer receives the e-file acceptance notification.[*]"Where's My Refund?" is updated once a day, usually overnight.Processing delays for paper tax returns The IRS continues to process electronic and paper tax returns, issue refunds, and accept payments. The IRS is experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. This is causing refund delays. Taxpayers who have already filed a paper return should know that the IRS is processing paper returns in the order in which they are received.In addition, interest on individual 2019 refunds reflected on returns filed by July 15, 2020, will generally be paid from April 15, 2020, until the date of the refund. Interest payments may be received separately from the refund and are considered taxable income in the year received. Taxpayers who filed a paper return should not file the same tax return again or call the IRS. Common myths about tax refunds include: Getting a refund this year means there's no need to adjust withholding for 2020 To help avoid a possible surprise next year, taxpayers should look to make changes now. Adjusting tax withholding with an employer can help ensure that neither too much nor too little tax is withheld from an employee's paycheck. The Tax Withholding Estimator helps taxpayers figure out the right amount. Calling the IRS or a tax professional will provide a better refund date Contacting the IRS or a tax professional will not expedite a refund. IRS assistors and tax professionals cannot move up a refund date nor do they have access to any "special" information that will provide a more accurate refund date. Ordering a tax transcript is a secret way to get a refund date Ordering a tax transcript will not help taxpayers find out when they will get their refund and it does not accelerate the issue date of a refund. The Where's My Refund? tool is wrong because there's no deposit date yet WhenWhere's My Refund?shows the tax return status is received it means that we have received the tax return and are processing it. Some returns may take longer to process than others and needs further review. This includes when a return: [*]Includes errors[*]Is incomplete[*]Is affected by identity theft or fraud[*]Includes a Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, which could take up to 14 weeks to process Taxpayers will be contacted by mail if the IRS needs more information to process a tax return. People waiting for a refund in the mail should plan for the additional time a check takes to arrive. Something is wrong when the refund amount is less than expected There are a lot of reasons that cause a tax refund to be different than expected. Situations that could decrease a refund include: [*]Taxpayer math errors or mistakes[*]Owing federal or state taxes, child support, student loans or other federal non-tax obligations[*]A portion of the refund is held while IRS reviews an item claimed on the return The IRS will mail a letter of explanation if these adjustments are made. Some taxpayers may also receive a letter from the Department of Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service if their refund was reduced to offset certain financial obligations. Taxpayers can call the IRS's automated refund hotline at 800-829-1954, which uses the same information as "Where's My Refund?". There is no need to call the IRS unless Where's My Refund? says to do so. IRS
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IRS finalizes guidance on deduction for foreign-derived intangible income and gl
IR-2020-147, July 9, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations that provide guidance on deductions for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income allowed to domestic corporations under the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations provide guidance on both the computation of the deductions available and the determination of FDII. In addition, the guidance provides rules for the computation of FDII in the consolidated return context. The guidance published today also finalizes the reporting rules requiring the filing of Form 8993, Section 250 Deduction for Foreign-Derived Intangible Income and Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income. For more information about this and other Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions, visit IRS.gov/taxreform. IRS
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IRS provides last-minute tips for last-minute filers
IR-2020-148, July 10, 2020 WASHINGTON — With the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 – only a few days away, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that IRS.gov has tools and services to help them meet their tax obligations. IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension or making a payment, the IRS website can help last-minute filers on just about everything related to taxes. Taxpayers can also use the Interactive Tax Assistant tool to answer many tax questions they may encounter. The IRS reminds taxpayers they have a range of expert help available through a qualified tax professional, including certified public accountants, enrolled agents and attorneys. The IRS encourages people who need the help of a tax professional to visit a special page on IRS.gov. Prepare and file taxes for free Taxpayers also have several options for preparing and filing their tax returns: [*]Taxpayers with income of $69,000 or less can use IRS Free File to find free tax preparation software.[*]Taxpayers with incomes above $66,000 and comfortable doing their own taxes can use Free File Fillable Forms for free.[*]Use commercial tax prep software to prepare and file taxes through IRS approved electronic channels.[*]Use an authorized e-File provider accepted by our electronic filing program. Authorized IRS e-file providers are qualified to prepare, transmit and electronically file returns.[*]Members of the military and qualified veterans can use MilTax, a free online tax service provided by the Department of Defense and Military OneSource.Receive refunds faster The fastest way to receive a refund is to file electronically and use direct deposit. Taxpayers who file electronically and request direct deposit for their refund need to know that: [*]Nine out of 10 tax refunds are issued in 21 days or less.[*]The best way to check on a refund is the Where's My Refund? tool.[*]The Where's My Refund? tool available on IRS.gov and the IRS2Go mobile app.[*] Where's My Refund? is updated once a day, usually overnight.[*] Refunds can be divided into up to three accounts.Delays for paper tax returns The IRS is experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. This is another reason that taxpayers should choose to electronically file their taxes. Taxpayers who filed a paper tax return and expect a refund may experience a delay beyond the normal time frame of four to six weeks from the time they mailed the return. The IRS will process paper returns in the order they are received. Taxpayers should not file the same return again or call the IRS if they filed a paper tax return and are experiencing a refund delay. Get more time to file Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request a filing extension to Oct. 15 in one of two ways: [*]Filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov.[*]Submitting an electronic payment with Direct Pay, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or by debit, credit card or digital wallet options and selecting Form 4868 or extension as the payment type. The automatic extension of time to file will process when taxpayers pay all or part of their taxes, electronically, by the July 15 due date. An extension to file is not an extension to pay. Taxes are still due by July 15.Special rules may apply for some military personnel if they are:[*]Serving in a combat zone or a qualified hazardous duty area[*]Living outside the United StatesPay with ease Taxpayers can file now and schedule their federal tax payments up to the July 15 due date. They can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device using the IRS2Go app. When paying federal taxes electronically taxpayers should remember: [*]Electronic payment options are the optimal way to make a tax payment.[*]They can pay when they file electronically using tax software online. If using a tax preparer, taxpayers should ask the preparer to make the tax payment through an electronic funds withdrawal from a bank account.[*]IRS Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay online directly from a checking or savings account for free, and to schedule payments up to 365 days in advance.[*]Taxpayers can choose to pay with a credit card, debit card or digital wallet option through a payment processor. The payment processor adds a fee; no fees go to the IRS.[*]The IRS2Go app provides the mobile-friendly payment options, including Direct Pay and through payment providers.[*]Taxpayers may also enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System and have a choice of paying online or by phone by using the EFTPS Voice Response System.Get more time to pay Qualified taxpayers can choose to pay any taxes owed over time through an installment agreement. An online payment plan can be set up in a matter of minutes. Interest and late-payment penalties continue to accrue on any unpaid taxes after July 15. Payment options include:[*]Short-term payment plan (paying within 120 days).[*]Long-term payment plan (paying in more than 120 days). However, a taxpayer's specific tax situation will determine which payment options are available. The IRS has more information for taxpayers who owe taxes, but cannot afford to pay the full amount. Get the full picture Taxpayers can go to IRS.gov/account to securely access information about their federal tax account. They can view the amount they owe, access their tax records online, review their payment history and view key tax return information for the most recent tax return as originally filed. IRS
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IRS says a Paycheck Checkup helps avoid tax surprises
IR-2020-149, July 10, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimatorto do a Paycheck Checkup can help them have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year. Because income taxes are pay-as-you-go, taxpayers are required by law to pay most of their tax as income is received. There are two ways to do this: [*]Through withholding from paychecks, pension payments, Social Security benefits or certain other government payments.[*]Making quarterly estimated tax payments throughout the year for income not subject to withholding. Income tax withholding is generally based on the worker's expected filing status and standard deduction. The Tax Withholding Estimator is a tool on IRS.gov designed to help taxpayers determine how to have the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. It offers workers, retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers a clear, step-by-step method to help determine if there is a need to adjust their withholding and submit a new Form W-4 to their employer. The latest update of the Tax Withholding Estimator provides detailed explanations to withholding recommendations on the Results Page. When to do a Paycheck Check-up Taxpayers should check their withholding annually and when life changes occur, such as marriage, childbirth, adoption and buying a home. The IRS recommends anyone who changed their withholding this year or received a tax bill after they filed their 2019 return should do a Paycheck Checkup. Estimated taxes Taxpayers with a substantial portion of their income not subject to withholding − the self-employed, investors, retirees, those with interest, dividends, capital gains, alimony and rental income − often need to pay quarterly installments of estimated tax. The IRS reminds taxpayers that various financial transactions, especially late in the year, can often have an unexpected tax impact. Examples include year-end and holiday bonuses, stock dividends, capital gain distributions from mutual funds and stocks, bonds, virtual currency, real estate or other property sold at a profit. Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, includes instructions to help taxpayers figure their estimated taxes. They can also visit IRS.gov/payments to pay electronically. IRS offers two free electronic payment options where taxpayers can schedule their estimated federal tax payments up to 30 days in advance with IRS Direct Pay or up to 365 days in advance with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). For information see: [*]Tax Withholding Estimator FAQs[*]FAQs on the 2020 Form W-4IRS
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IRS gives tips on filing, paying electronically and checking refunds online; 201
IR-2020-150, July 13, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers with a filing requirement to file an accurate tax return on time even if a balance due can't be paid in full. The deadline to submit 2019 tax returns is July 15, 2020, for most people. Members of the military serving overseas may have more time. File electronically to avoid most common errors Filing electronically and choosing direct deposit remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund. Filing electronically reduces tax return errors as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. An inaccurate tax return can delay a refund. Some common errors to avoid include: [*]Missing or inaccurate Social Security numbers. Enter each name and SSN exactly as printed on the Social Security card.[*]Incorrect filing status. The Interactive Tax Assistant on IRS.gov can help taxpayers choose the correct status. Tax software also helps prevent these mistakes.[*]Math errors. Tax preparation software does all the math automatically. Math errors are common on paper returns.[*]Figuring credits or deductions incorrectly. Taxpayers should follow the instructions carefully, and double check the information they enter when filing electronically. The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant can help determine if a taxpayer is eligible for certain tax credits.[*]Unsigned returns. Both spouses must sign if filing jointly. Taxpayers can avoid this error by filing their return electronically and digitally signing it. Exceptions may apply for military families if a spouse is serving overseas.[*]Filing with an expired individual taxpayer identification number. In most cases, tax software helps to reduce or eliminate these. Find complete details on all the benefits of filing electronically, including IRS Free File, commercial tax prep software or an authorized e-file provider from the File page on IRS.gov. Checking on refunds The IRS is processing electronic and paper tax returns and issuing refunds. The IRS normally issues most refunds in less than 21 days. Taxpayers who mailed a tax return will experience a longer wait time. There is no need to mail a second tax return or call the IRS. Where's My Refund? on IRS.gov is the most convenient way to check the status of a refund. It has a tracker that displays progress through three phases: (1) Return Received; (2) Refund Approved; and (3) Refund Sent. All that is needed to use Where's My Refund? is the taxpayer's Social Security number, tax filing status (such as single, married, head of household) and exact amount of the tax refund claimed on the 2019 tax return. It is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight, so there's no need to check the status more often. Taxpayers should file now, schedule full or partial tax payments up to the July 15 due date Taxpayers can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device and the IRS2Go app. When paying federal taxes electronically taxpayers should remember: [*]Electronic payment options are the optimal way to make a tax payment.[*]They can pay when they file electronically using tax software online. If using a tax preparer, taxpayers should ask the preparer to make the tax payment through an electronic funds withdrawal from a bank account.[*]IRS Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay online directly from a checking or savings account for free.[*]Taxpayers can choose to pay with a credit card, debit card or digital wallet option through a payment processor. The processor may charge a fee. No fees go to the IRS.[*]The IRS2Go app provides the mobile-friendly payment options, including Direct Pay and payment processor payments on mobile devices.[*]Taxpayers may also enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) and have a choice of paying online or by phone by using the EFTPS Voice Response System.Can't pay a tax bill? Everyone should file their 2019 tax return by the July 15 tax filing deadline regardless of whether or not they can pay in full. Taxpayers who owe and can't pay all taxes due have options including: [*]Online Payment Agreement — Most individual taxpayers and many business taxpayers may qualify to use Online Payment Agreement to set up a payment plan. Taxpayers can setup a plan on IRS.gov/paymentplan in a matter of minutes. Setup fees may apply for some types of plans.[*]Delaying Collection — If the IRS determines a taxpayer is unable to pay, it may delay collection until the taxpayer's financial condition improves. In light of COVID-19, IRS postponed many compliance efforts until July 15 or later under the People First Initiative.[*]Offer in Compromise (OIC) — Taxpayers who qualify enter into an agreement with the IRS that settles their tax liability for less than the full amount owed. Find more information on when, how and where to file see Tax Information for Individuals. Need an extension of time to file a 2019 tax return? Those who need more time to prepare their 2019 federal tax return can apply for an extension of time to file. An extension of time to file does not grant an extension of time to pay taxes owed. File an extension request, estimate and pay any owed taxes by the July 15 deadline to avoid possible penalties. Individual tax filers, regardless of income, can use Free File to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension. Filing this form gives the taxpayer until October 15 to file a return. To get the extension, the taxpayer must estimate their tax liability on this form and pay any amount due Taxpayers can also get an extension by paying all or part of their estimated income tax due and indicate that the payment is for an extension using Direct Pay, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), or a credit or debit card. This way they won't have to file a separate extension form and will receive a confirmation number for their records. Check withholding The IRS encourages taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup as soon as possible to avoid having too much or too little tax withheld this year. Too much normally results in a refund while too little lends itself to taxes owed next year. Taxpayers should check their withholding each year and when life changes occur, such as marriage, childbirth, adoption or buying a home. The IRS Tax Withholding Estimator is an excellent tool to help people plan and make any needed tax withholding adjustments. Taxpayers can find answers to questions, forms and instructions and easy-to-use tools online at IRS.gov. They can use these resources to get help when it's needed at home, at work or on the go. More resources: [*]Interactive Tax Assistant[*]IRS Podcast: Owe Taxes But Can't Pay?     IRS
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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: [*]Requests for Evidence;[*]Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);[*]Notices of Intent to Deny;[*]Notices of Intent to Revoke;[*]Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers;[*]Filing date requirements for Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA); or[*]Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion.Notice/Request/Decision Issuance Date: This flexibility applies to the above documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020, inclusive. Response Due Date: USCIS will consider a response to the above requests and notices received within 60 calendar days after the response due date set in the request or notice before taking any action. We will consider a Form N-336 or Form I-290B received up to 60 calendar days from the date of the decision before we take any action. We are adopting several measures to protect our workforce and community and to minimize the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits during this time. USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance. Education and precautions are the strongest tools against COVID-19 infection. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for USCIS updates. USCIS
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions  
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month. Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. Effective June 8, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for: [*] H-1B petitions filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication and are cap-exempt (for example, petitions filed by petitioners that are cap-exempt and petitions filed for beneficiaries previously counted toward the numerical allocations). [*] All other Form I-129 petitions (non H-1B petitions) for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication. Effective June 15, USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for: [*] H-1B petitions requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I-129 (or request for a petition filed on or after June 8) and are exempt from the cap because: [*] The employer is cap-exempt or because the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap-exempt institution, entity or organization (such as an institution of higher education, a nonprofit research organization or a governmental research organization); or [*] The beneficiary is cap-exempt based on a Conrad/IGA waiver under INA section 214(l). Effective June 22, USCIS plans on resuming premium processing for all other Form I-129 petitions, including: [*] All H-1B cap-subject petitions (including those for fiscal year 2021), including change of status from F-1 nonimmigrant status, for both premium processing upgrades and concurrently filed I-907s. [*] All other Form I-129 petitions for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing and requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I-129. All dates are subject to change as USCIS continues to take on more premium processing requests and USCIS will announce any changes to these dates accordingly. On March 20, USCIS announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS continues to process any petition with a previously accepted Form I-907, in accordance with the premium processing service criteria. Petitioners who had already filed Form I-129 or Form I-140 using the premium processing service before the March 20 suspension, but received no action and a refund, may refile their Form I-907 consistent with the timeline above, barring any changes USCIS may announce in the future. USCIS
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IRS.gov has answers about filing, paying and July 15 due date
IR-2020-145, July 9, 2020 WASHINGTON — As the July due date for filing a tax return draws closer, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about the many resources available on IRS.gov. Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayers visiting IRS.gov continues to grow year after year. Easy-to-use tools, available 24 hours a day on the IRS website, have been used more than 1.2 billion times this year. IRS.gov is home to IRS Free File, Where's My Refund?, the Tax Withholding Estimator and a host of other convenient applications. Additional help is available in Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals), available on IRS.gov. Publication 17 is also available as an eBook. Taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns should file electronically now and choose direct deposit if they're getting a refund. Taxpayers who owe for tax year 2019 can pay anytime up to the July 15 due date. File electronically for free Taxpayers whose income was $69,000 or less last year are eligible to use the IRS Free File software to do their taxes. Also, regardless of income, any taxpayer who is comfortable preparing their own taxes can use Free File Fillable Forms. Taxpayers can use these electronic versions of IRS tax forms to complete their taxes and file them online. Free File options are available at IRS.gov/freefile. Get answers to tax questions Taxpayers can find answers to many of their questions using the Interactive Tax Assistant. It's a tax law resource that uses a series of questions and responses to help. IRS.gov also has answers to Frequently Asked Questions on a variety of topics. The IRS website also has tax information in: Spanish (Español); Chinese (中文); Korean (한국어); Russian (Pусский); Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt); and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen). Where's My Refund? Taxpayers can easily find the most up-to-date information about their tax refund using the Where's My Refund? tool on IRS.gov and on the IRS mobile app, IRS2Go. Within 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of an electronically filed return, taxpayers can start checking on the status of their refund. Schedule a payment Taxpayers can file now and schedule their federal tax payments up to the July 15 due date. They can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device and the IRS2Go app. When paying federal taxes electronically, taxpayers should remember: [*]Electronic payment options are the best way to make a tax payment.[*]They can pay when they e-file by using tax software online.[*]If using a tax preparer, taxpayers should ask the preparer to make the tax payment through an electronic funds withdrawal from a bank account.[*]IRS Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay online directly from a checking or savings account for free.[*]Taxpayers can choose to pay with a credit card, debit card or digital wallet option through a payment processor. No fees go to the IRS.[*]The IRS2Go app provides mobile-friendly payment options, including Direct Pay and payment processors on mobile devices.[*]Taxpayers may also enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System and pay online or by phone.[*]They can pay with cash at a retail partner. New locations available.[*]Taxpayers can go to IRS.gov/account to securely access information about their federal tax account. They can view the amount they owe, access their tax records online, review their payment history and view key information for the most recent tax return as originally filed.Not required to file a tax return? Non-Filers tool available to register for Economic Impact Payments People who are not normally required to file a tax return and don't plan to do so can use the Non-Filers tool to get an Economic Impact Payment. The only way they can get this payment is to register with the IRS by using this free tool. Available in both English and Spanish, the tool was developed jointly by the IRS and the Free File Alliance. The registration deadline is Oct. 15, 2020. More information [*]IRS.gov/covidtaxdeadlines[*]IRS.gov/payments[*]IRS.gov/account[*]IRS.gov/ita[*]IRS.gov/estimatedtaxesIRS
lastpost: nearmetips@ 2020-7-9 18:09 204 0 2020-7-9 预览
IRA contributions made by July 15 count as 2019 tax deduction
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people that contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) made by the postponed tax return due date of July 15, 2020, are deductible on a 2019 tax return. Taxpayers can file their 2019 tax return now and claim the deduction before the contribution is actually made. But the contribution must then be made by the July 15 due date of the return, not including extensions. Most taxpayers who work and are under age 70½ at the end of 2019 are eligible to start a traditional IRA or add money to an existing account. Taxpayers can contribute to a Roth IRA at any age. Starting with tax year 2020, taxpayers of any age – even those over 70½ – can start a traditional IRA. Contributions to a traditional IRA are usually tax deductible and withdrawals are generally taxable. Contributions to a Roth IRA are not tax deductible, but qualified withdrawals are tax-free. In addition, low and moderate-income taxpayers who make contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA may also qualify for the Saver's Credit. Eligible taxpayers can usually contribute up to $6,000 to an IRA for 2019. The limit is increased to $7,000 for taxpayers who were age 50 or older by the end of 2019. Contributions to traditional IRAs are deductible up to the lesser of the contribution limit or 100% of the taxpayer's compensation. Compensation is generally what a person earns from working. However, if a taxpayer is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA for tax year 2019 is reduced if the taxpayer's modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is:[*]More than $64,000 but less than $74,000 for a single individual, head of household, or a married person filing separately who didn't live with their spouse at any time in 2019. No deduction if $74,000 or more.  [*]More than $103,000 but less than $123,000 for a married couple filing a joint return or a qualifying widow(er). No deduction if $123,000 or more.  [*]More than $193,000 but less than $203,000 for a married couple filing a joint return where one spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work and the other is not. No deduction if $203,000 or more.  [*]Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing separately and lived with their spouse at any time during 2019. No deduction if $10,000 or more.Even though contributions to Roth IRAs are not tax deductible, for tax year 2019 the maximum amount a taxpayer can contribute is reduced if their MAGI is:[*]$122,000 or more for a single individual, head of household, or a married person filing separately who didn't live with their spouse at any time in 2019. No contribution allowed if MAGI is $137,000 or more.  [*]$193,000 or more for a married couple filing jointly or a qualifying widow(er). No contribution allowed if MAGI is $203,000 or more.  [*]Less than $10,000 for a married individual filing separately and lived with their spouse at any time during 2019. No contribution if $10,000 or more.The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver's Credit, is often available for IRA contributors if their adjusted gross income falls below certain levels. For 2019, taxpayers may be able to claim the credit if their MAGI was not more than:[*]$64,000 for married filing jointly.  [*]$48,000 for head of household.  [*]$32,000 for single, married filing separately or a qualifying widow(er). Taxpayers should use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions, to claim the Saver's Credit. The instructions have details on how to figure the credit. Worksheets related to IRAs are available in the Form 1040 Instructions (PDF) or in Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arangements (PDF). The deduction for IRA contributions is claimed on Form 1040 (PDF), Schedule 1 (PDF). Nondeductible contributions to a traditional IRA are reported on Form 8606. Taxpayers should also be aware that special rules allow for tax-favored withdrawals and repayments from certain retirement plans for those affected by the coronavirus or those who suffer economic loss as a result of certain major disasters. Taxpayers can find answers to questions, get forms and instructions and find easy-to-use tools online at IRS.gov. More resources: [*]Publication 590-A, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)[*]Do I Qualify for the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit?IRS
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VA, SSI recipients with eligible children need to act by Tuesday, May 5 to quick
May 5 deadline for VA, SSI recipients who don't file a tax return and have dependents IR-2020-86, May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by Tuesday, May 5 if they didn't file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment. Their $1,200 payments will be issued soon and, in order to add the $500 per eligible child amount to these payments, the IRS needs the dependent information before the payments are issued. Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount will be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020. "The deadline is quickly approaching for these groups so they can get their maximum Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 and $500 for each eligible child as quickly as possible," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "These groups will get $1,200 automatically, but they need to act quickly and use the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov to get the extra $500 per child added to their payment. Everyone should share this information widely and help others with the Plus $500 Push, so that more Americans get more money as fast as possible." Following extensive work by the IRS and partner government agencies, $1,200 automatic payments will be starting soon for those receiving Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) beneficiaries who didn't file a tax return in the last two years. No action is needed by these groups to automatically receive their $1,200 payment. For VA and SSI recipients who have a qualifying child and didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, they have a limited window to register to have $500 per eligible child added automatically to their soon-to-be-received $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. A quick trip to a special Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov by Tuesday, May 5 for these groups may help put all of their eligible Economic Income Payment into a single payment. The Non-Filers tool is available in English and Spanish. To help spread the word to recipients with children about this special "Plus $500 Push," the IRS has additional material available on a special partners page that can be shared with friends, family members and community groups. SSI and VA recipients: Have a child but don't file a tax return? Visit IRS.gov now SSI and VA recipients who have children and who weren't required file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 should visit theNon-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov. By quickly taking steps to enter information on the IRS website about them and their qualifying children, they can receive the $500 per dependent child payment automatically in addition to their $1,200 individual payment. Otherwise, their payment at this time will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020. SSI and VA recipients who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments should receive their automatic payments by mid-May. If they have children and aren't required to file a tax return, both groups are urged to use the Non-Filers tool as soon as possible before the May 5 deadline. Once the deadline passes and processing begins on the $1,200 payment, they will not be eligible to use the Non-Filers tool to add eligible children. Their payment will be $1,200 and, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with a return filing for tax year 2020. SSA/Railroad Retirees: Economic Impact Payments started arriving this week For recipients of Social Security retirement, survivors or disability insurance benefits (SSDI) and Railroad Retirement benefits (RRB), automatic payments of $1,200 began arriving this week. No action is needed on their part. This includes people who don't normally file a tax return. For Social Security/RRB beneficiaries who don't normally file a tax return, have a child and registered using the IRS Non-Filers tool by the April 22 deadline, more payments are arriving this week as well. For SSA/RRB beneficiaries who don't normally file a tax return and have a child but did not register on the IRS Non-Filers tool by April 22, they still are receiving their automatic $1,200 starting this week. Given the deadline has passed, by law, the additional $500 per eligible child amount would be paid in association with filing a tax return for 2020. This group can no longer use the Non-Filers tool to add eligible children. Note - Direct Express Account Holders: You may use the Non-Filers tool, but you cannot receive your and your children's payment on your Direct Express account. You may only select a bank account for direct deposit or leave bank information blank and receive the money by mail. No action needed by most taxpayers The Treasury Department will make these automatic payments to SSA, SSI, RRB and VA recipients. Recipients will generally receive the automatic $1,200 payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit card or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits. For more information related to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments from VA, please visit VA.gov. General IRS information about the Economic Impact Payments is available on a special section of IRS.gov. Watch out for scams related to Economic Impact Payments The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. There is no fee required to receive these payments. IRS
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