Tax Day is April 15 this year. If you’re expecting a federal tax refund, you can check the status on IRS.gov. If you e-file and choose direct deposit, the refund should appear in your account within 21 days. States that tax income also issue refunds, and you can check the status of your refund on your state’s government website. Filers typically need two numbers to check the status of a refund: A Social Security number or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and the exact refund amount. The sooner you file taxes, the sooner you’ll get your refund. While the IRS is pretty quick about processing tax returns and paying out refunds – if you e-file and choose direct deposit, you’ll most likely see the money in your account within 21 days – each state handles taxes differently. Tax return processing times vary among states and refunds can be issued anywhere from a few days after submitting your return to a few months. A bonus just for you: … [Read more...] about Your state tax refund may take longer to hit your bank account than your federal refund — here’s how to find out when it’s coming
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Updated 4:00 am PST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Tax professionals Fransiska Kane (left) and Nathellyn Olano discuss a client’s case at an H&R Block office on Mission Street in San Francisco. Taxpayers are seeing smaller refunds for 2018. Tax professionals Fransiska Kane (left) and Nathellyn Olano discuss a client’s case at an H&R Block office on Mission Street in San Francisco. Taxpayers are seeing smaller refunds for 2018. Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tax professionals Fransiska Kane (left) and Nathellyn Olano discuss a client’s case at an H&R Block office on Mission Street in San Francisco. Taxpayers are seeing smaller refunds for 2018. Tax professionals … [Read more...] about Early tax filing statistics confirm fears about refunds
Tanza Loudenback, provided by Published 12:50 pm CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 Getty/Chip Somodevilla Tax Day 2019, the last day to file your 2018 tax return, is Monday, April 15. The IRS began accepting tax returns on January 28. The new tax law is in effect, so there are a few changes to be aware of when filing your taxes. Tax refunds typically arrive within three weeks of filing, and the IRS recommends receiving it via direct deposit. The deadline to submit your tax return in 2019 — or file an extension with the IRS — is Monday, April 15. If you live in Maine or Massachusetts, you getan extra two days to file taxes because of holidays. The new tax law is in effect, so there are a few changes to be aware of when filing your taxes. Here's what to expect when you submit your tax return this year. You can file your taxes for free if you know where to look Many online tax services allow you to file your federal taxes for free — and sometimes state … [Read more...] about The IRS is now accepting tax returns. Here’s what you can expect when filing under the new tax law.
The IRS plans to recall tens of thousands of furloughed workers if the partial government shutdown stretches into this year’s tax-filing season. In a revised shutdown plan released Tuesday, the agency said it expects to have 46,052 employees, about 57 percent of its total workforce, on the job. Currently, only 12.5 percent are working.Story Continued Below The IRS will continue to process taxpayer refunds despite the agency’s funding lapse because that money is drawn from a “permanent, indefinite refund appropriation” it can tap despite the shutdown, according to the new plan. Delaying refunds, as ordered during previous shutdowns, would almost certainly cause a political firestorm that the Trump administration is eager to avoid. Many other functions though will be shuttered or curtailed, the agency warned. It will not be conducting audits, and collection activities will be generally limited to ones that are automated. The agency says it will have some people … [Read more...] about IRS plans to bring back thousands of workers for tax filing season
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm | UPDATED: January 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm By Damian Paletta and Erica Werner | Washington Post WASHINGTON – One economist predicted the implications would disproportionately hit low-income Americans who rely on government benefits or need tax refunds to pay their bills immediately. Food stamps for 38 million low-income Americans face severe reductions and more than $140 billion in tax refunds are at risk of being frozen or delayed if the government shutdown stretches into February, widespread disruptions that threaten to hurt the economy. The Trump administration, which had not anticipated a long-term shutdown, recognized only this week the breadth of the potential impact, several senior administration officials said. The officials said they’re focused now on understanding the scope of the consequences and determining whether there is anything they can do to intervene. Thousands of federal programs are affected … [Read more...] about Shutdown could mean delayed tax refunds, cuts to food aid