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Tax Guides 

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Where's My Refund

 

Taxpayers can check on the status of their refund seven days after e-filing a return. For a paper return, check four to six weeks after mailing the return. 

The PATH Act (2015) mandates that the IRS not issue a refund on tax returns claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit until Feb. 15. 

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Record Retention

By law, Tax Preparers are to keep tax files of their clients for up to 5 years and store them securely. That is only half the battle. 

You, as the taxpayer, should also keep and store securely all sensitive date to help prevent identity theft. Click below for a guide to help you. 

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Where is My Amended Return?

 

Your amended return will take up to 3 weeks after you mailed it to show up in the system.

 

Processing it can take up to 16 weeks.

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Identity Theft

 

Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS.

The IRS combats tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance

 

Fraud and scams are also an issue. This like fake IRS emails or phone calls, fraud tax preparers, unethical tax preparers who guarantee large refunds, etc.

 

Visit IRS.gov to see how to avoid these scams and fraud preparers.

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Where's My State Tax Refund?

 

Every State is not the same. There are only a few states that do not require the filing of individual taxes. Click on your state to find the status of your state refund. 

AL AK,  AR,  AZ,  CA, CO,  CTDE,  FL,  GA, HI  IA,  ID,  IL,  IN,  KS,  KY,  LA,  MEMD,  MA,  

MI,  MN,   MS,  MO,  MTNE, NV

NH,  NJ,   NM,  NY,  NC, ND, OH,  

OK,  OR,  PA,  RI,  SC,  SD, TN, 

TX,  UT,  VT VA, WA, WVWI, WY

U.S Territories

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

American Samoa

Northern Mariana Islands

Guam

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ITIN

 

IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but who do not have, and are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

ITINs are issued regardless of immigration status because both resident and nonresident aliens may have a U.S. filing or reporting requirement under the Internal Revenue Code.

Individuals must have a filing requirement and file a valid federal income tax return to receive an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), unless they meet an exception.

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