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IRS Offers Tips on Filing an Amended Tax Return

You may discover you made a mistake on your tax return. You can file an amended return if you need to fix an error. You can also amend your tax return to claim a tax credit or deduction. Here are 10 tips from the IRS on amending your return: When to amend. You should amend

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2017 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: •

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As Holidays Approach, IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Refund Delays in 2017

WASHINGTON –As the holidays approach, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to remember that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. In addition, new identity theft and refund fraud safeguards put in place by

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The Health Care Law – Getting Ready to File Your Tax Return

It’s always a good idea to prepare early to file your federal income tax return. Certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act – also known as the Health Care Law – will probably affect your federal income tax return when you file this year. You or your tax professional should consider preparing and filing your

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Five Tips if Your Name Has Changed

If you were married or divorced and changed your name last year, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your taxes with the IRS. If the name on your tax return doesn’t match SSA records, the IRS will flag it as an error and that may delay your refund. Here are

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How You Can Get Prior Year Tax Information from the IRS

The IRS offers several different ways to get tax return information or a copy of your own tax return for prior years. Here are options to help you get the information you need. Tax Return Transcript. This shows most line items from your tax return as originally filed, along with any forms and schedules from

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