Category Archives: eFile FAQs

Free Tax Return Filing with IRS VITA

TurboTax is a great resource if your taxes are fairly simple, but if you’re dealing with Social Security, divorce, death, dependents, adoption, healthcare, inheritance, and the like, VITA is a great resource.   Getting Free Tax Preparation at VITA “The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make… Read More »

TurboTax Suspicious Filings in 2015

TurboTax shut down access to state tax return filing after the company found what it called “an increase in suspicious filings.” Identity theft is a growing problem for the American taxpayer. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service revealed that it paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in 2013. TurboTax Suspicious Filings in 2015 The tax-preparation… Read More »

Guide to IRS Information on Website

No matter when you need help or tax information, your best option is to visit IRS.gov. They have lots of information regarding taxes and their new site design makes the information easier to find and makes doing your taxes easier. Below is a list of some information that is available on the IRS website   … Read More »

Information and Tips About Tax Filing Software

When filing taxes, most people have the option of choosing between the largest tax preparation companies such as TurboTax, Tax Act, H&R Block. There are several big differences between the eFile tax providers. There are also some suggestions to make sure you are getting the most refund and most accurate tax return. Remember that under some… Read More »

Alternatives to TurboTax For Tax Preparation

There has been significant media attention about problem related to TurboTax for filing 2014 taxes in 2015. It is important to note that TurboTax is only one provider of tax preparation software and that there may be many other solutions that could even potentially be free for filing taxes in 2015. Best Alternative to TurboTax… Read More »

2015 IRS Tax Refund Schedule (2014 Tax Year)

When will you receive your 2014 tax refund after you file your taxes now 2015? It is possible to estimate when a taxpayer will get their refund after they file their taxes based on information from prior tax years. Typically, the earlier a taxpayer files their tax return, the quicker a refund will be sent… Read More »

Commonly Accepted IRS forms with eFile

The following forms are commonly accepted with many eFile Tax Providers: Form 1040 Standard Individual Income Tax Return 1040 (Schedule A) Itemized Deductions 1040 (Schedule B) Interest and Ordinary Dividends 1040 (Schedule C) Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietorship) 1040 (Schedule C-EZ) Net Profit From Business (Sole Proprietorship) 1040 (Schedule D) Capital Gains and… Read More »

Filing 1040X for an Amended Return

Form 1040X is the amended return. Assuming the original (but incomplete) return was processed, and the Service has not made any changes to what you filed (you would have received a notice if we did.) You were self employed in 2013, and the Form 1099-MISC is the record of your payment. Do not include a copy… Read More »

Tax Help for Disabled Taxpayers

Special help is available for people with disabilities. If you can not complete your tax return because of a disability, you can get help at an IRS office, and / or Assistance Program Voluntary Taxpayer Preparation of Income Tax ( VITA ) for the sponsored IRS . For more information about the service IRS that… Read More »