How Much Will It Cost Me to Get a Tax Refund Advance?

Practically every tax preparation company offering tax refund advances will never charge you interest or add any fees. However, that does not mean they are not going to cost you. The cost is nearly always embedded into the price. For example, H&R Block Emerald Advance Loan will add on $59 when you choose to file your taxes and take a tax refund advance. This additional cost is for the loan not the tax filing services they offer. Some additional fees are hidden behind the issuance of prepaid debit cards. These are never free and always come with a small cost. … Continue reading How Much Will It Cost Me to Get a Tax Refund Advance?

Completing the Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet

If you are eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit this tax season, you will do so through either Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR. Tax returns for 2020 will include a worksheet for taxpayers to fill out to see if they are eligible to claim this tax credit. To fill in the worksheet you will need to know about any stimulus payments you have already received. Under the terms of the Recovery Rebate Credit, the stimulus amount phases out if your income exceeds $75,000 if you are a single taxpayer, or $150,000 if married and filing jointly. The phase-out limit is … Continue reading Completing the Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet

Can I Claim the Recovery Rebate Credit?

If you received each stimulus check in full, you have already received the government support you are entitled to. If, however, you have yet to receive the corona virus stimulus check you were entitled to, you may still be able to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit through Form 1040/1040-SR when you file your tax returns during the 2021 tax season. The IRS provides a Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet on its website and with Form 1040/1040-SR to help you work out whether you are eligible to claim this tax credit. Taxpayers who are eligible to claim this tax credit must have … Continue reading Can I Claim the Recovery Rebate Credit?

Why You May Want to Consider Hiring a Professional Tax Person

Are you someone who has complex tax affairs? It may be time to submit your tax return using the help of a professional CPA. A professional can guarantee that you claim every credit and dependent exemption available to you. Most professionals will, additionally, provide you with an estimated date for your tax refund. All professionals will recommend electronic filing, when w2s come out. Continue reading Why You May Want to Consider Hiring a Professional Tax Person

When Can Taxpayers Expect to Receive their Tax Refunds?

It should be said that it’s impossible to predict exactly when a specific taxpayer will receive their tax refund. The main thing is that to guarantee a fast refund you should get your W2 online and file your taxes using the e-file system and opt for ‘direct deposit’ as your payment method of choice. In the past, the IRS used to provide guidance on the first day to file taxes and when taxpayers could expect to receive their refunds. However, they have since discontinued this practice, so it’s only possible to make a prediction based on previous years. Continue reading When Can Taxpayers Expect to Receive their Tax Refunds?

When Does Tax Season Officially Begin?

In most years, the tax season will begin sometime in late January. The start of the tax season is defined by the date the IRS officially starts accepting tax returns. During the last few years, the tax season hasn’t started until February, as a result of new tax laws passed by Congress. As of this writing, you should expect the tax season to start in late January as the number of changes passed have been minimal. However, that could still change. The main point you need to know about is that if you’re claiming either the Child Tax Credit (ACTC) … Continue reading When Does Tax Season Officially Begin?

When Will I Get My Tax Refund in 2022?

These days, the IRS is faster than ever when it comes to delivering tax refunds to Americans. For many taxpayers, they can expect to get their tax refunds in as little as 21 days or less. However, it’s not as easy as that. There are a variety of factors involved in determining when can you file taxes and expect to get your refund. The main aspect is how quickly you file and the way you file your return. It also depends on the credits you’re claiming. The way you want to get paid also has an impact. Finally, if you … Continue reading When Will I Get My Tax Refund in 2022?