When To Expect Your W-2, 1099 & More Tax Forms In 2017 (And What To Do If They’re Missing)

Tax season is open. Most tax reporting forms are either in the hands of taxpayers or in the mail. Here’s what you need to know about tax form due dates and what to do if yours is late.

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Ready for Tax Season?

Just ready a great article by the Taxgirl. Here’s the beginning of it…be sure to click the link and read it all!

 

Ready to file your tax return? Here are 10 quick facts about the upcoming tax season that you need to know:

1. Tax season opens on January 23, 2017. Taxpayers who e-file can submit returns to their software provider or tax professional before that date, but the returns will not be accepted by IRS until the systems open. More than four out of five taxpayers are expected to e-file their return either on their own or with the help of a tax professional.

2. Taxpayers have a few extra days to file their 2016 returns this year. The due date is April 18, 2017, and not April 15, 2017. That’s because April 15, 2017, falls on a Saturday which would normally result in a move to the following Monday (April 17, 2017). However, this year, Emancipation Day falls on Monday, April 17. Since that’s a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, the tax filing deadline will be pushed ahead for all individual taxpayers to Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

3. FreeFile is now open. The program, available through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, partners with commercial partners to provide free filing software for about 100 million taxpayers with incomes of $64,000 or less. Seven in ten of the nation’s taxpayers are eligible for IRS FreeFile.

 

Ready the rest at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/01/15/10-quick-facts-about-the-upcoming-tax-season-that-you-need-to-know/#3792bcad3750

 

Accio! Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Hopes To Summon £1m Tax Refund – Forbes

As J.K. Rowling’s Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint faced a number of challenges, including keeping the Philosopher’s Stone from Professor Quirinus Quirrell, finding and destroying the Horcruxes of Lord Voldemort with Harry and Hermione, and fighting in the Battle of Hogwarts. Grint, however, has come up against a Voldemort-sized obstacle in the form of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Grint has gone to court seeking a refund worth approximately £1 million ($1.33 million U.S.) as part of a tax dispute. The dispute focuses on Grint’s choice to use an accounting period shorter than 12 months between 31 July 2009 and 5 April 2010. Grint made millions as part of the Harry Potter franchise, shooting the final films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2, in 2009 and 2010. Grint’s take was said to be just below co-star, Emma Watson, who was named Hollywood’s highest paid female actor by Vanity Fair after pulling in a cool £20 million ($26.60 million US).

Read More: Accio! Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Hopes To Summon £1m Tax Refund – Forbes

Free Unstuck app for iPhone, Android, iPad, and Web

Feeling stuck? Unstuck is an app I’ve used and find quite useful. More information here:

Unstuck is an in-the-moment digital coach that’s ready every time we’re feeling stuck. The app helps us see and solve situations with fresh perspective through provocative questions, targeted tips, and action-oriented tools. It’s an approach that works for all kinds of issues, large and small, so we can live better every day.Watch this video on the purpose behind Unstuck

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About Us – Feed the Pig from the AICPA

All this great stuff is part of a national public service campaign sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Advertising Council. The goal of the campaign is to encourage and help Americans aged 25 to 34 to take control of their personal finances.

Check out Feed the Pig at : AICPA – FEED THE PIG

Sister Says Prince Died Without A Will: What It Means And Why You Shouldn’t Let It Happen To You – Forbes

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the world as Prince, died on April 21, 2016, at his home at Paisley Park. According to probate documents filed by his sister, Tyka Nelson, Prince died without a will. What will happen to his assets? And could it happen to you?

Read More: Sister Says Prince Died Without A Will: What It Means And Why You Shouldn’t Let It Happen To You – Forbes

Do You Need To File A Tax Return In 2016? – Forbes

Do you need to file a tax return in 2016? Here’s what you need to know.

Check it out at Do You Need To File A Tax Return In 2016? – Forbes

Can’t decide where to retire? This may help

Find the best states to retire in, based on categories such as health care, crime, cost of living, taxes and weather.

Source: Can’t decide where to retire? This may help

Figuring Out Your Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should You Claim? – Forbes

Confused about your form W-4? Not sure how many allowances to claim? Zero? One? The maximum? Here’s what you need to know.

Read More: Figuring Out Your Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should You Claim? – Forbes

Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016 – Forbes

Tax season is officially in full swing. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting paper and electronically filed returns on Tuesday, January 19, 2016; the due date for tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016 (not April 15, 2016, as in years past since there’s a holiday).

By now, you should have received most of your forms. If you’re still looking for yours, here’s a list of due dates for forms – along with information about what to do if yours are late.

Figuring out what’s on your tax forms – and how to report that information on your tax return – can be daunting. Follows is a quick primer for tax forms you might expect to receive in 2016:

Source: Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016 – Forbes

 

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