Category Archives: Tax Forms

How to Get Tax Transcript Online

The IRS recently enhanced its e-authentication procedures required to register and use certain self-help tools on IRS.gov. This is a more rigorous e-authentication process than IRS has used in the past. It is in line with federal information security standards and the latest industry practices used by major financial institutions as well as many other… Read More »

Missing form W-2? The IRS can help

Missing form W-2? The IRS can help Most taxpayers receive their forms W-2 at the end of January. Form W-2, wage and tax statement shows your income and the taxes withheld from your wages during the year. You need to file an accurate tax return.   What to do if you do not receive W-2… Read More »

Which Tax Form is Best for You?

This tax filing season, get things off to a good start. Make it easy on yourself and let the software you use to e-file select the right tax form for you. Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate return. The tax software asks questions at each step and minimizes errors. E-file also… Read More »

Free Fillable IRS Forms, electronic versions of the IRS paper forms

70 percent of taxpayers are eligible for easy-to-use, brand-name software. Find the right software product for you at irs.gov/freefile. Free File Fillable Forms is best for people comfortable preparing their own tax return with limited assistance. IRS Free Fillable Forms Free Fillable Forms from the IRS is extremely comprehensive. It doesn’t use the “interview question” style… Read More »

Estate and Gift Tax IRS Forms

Publication 559. This publication is designed to help those in charge of the property (estate) of an individual who has died (decedent). It explains how to complete and file federal income tax returns and points out the responsibility to pay any taxes due. Form 706 (PDF). Form to be filed on certain estates of a deceased… Read More »

2015 W-2 Form for Filing Taxes in 2016

To file your taxes in 2016, you will need a 2015 W-2 Form from your employer that reports wages from working in 2015. This tax form is called the W-2. Employers will typically start sending out form W-2 in late January and this form is very important to filing your tax return.   What is… Read More »

IRS E-signature Authorization Forms

In an effort to make electronic filing easier and recordkeeping less burdensome, the IRS will allow E-signatures on two authorization forms for individual income tax returns. The first one is the Form 8878. That’s the IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Form 4868 or Form 2350. The other form is Form 8879. For those that are… Read More »

What is Individual Taxpayer Identification Number ITIN

What is an ITIN? Individual Taxpayer Identification Number – An ITIN is a tax processing number, issued by the Internal Revenue Service, for certain resident and nonresident aliens, their spouses, and their dependents. It is a nine-digit number beginning with the number “9”, has a range of numbers from “70” to “88”, “90” to “92”,… Read More »

Obtaining Prior Years Tax Returns from IRS

Getting an old tax return from the IRS can be a very simple process if certain tips are followed. Make sure to keep old IRS transcripts for up to 6 years. This will be useful in case any past IRS tax returns are audited and you need to present a defense to the IRS.  … Read More »