Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

The Individual Taxpayer Identification Program (or ITIN for short) is for people who must file or pay U.S. taxes but who are not eligible for a SSN. A change in the law required ITINs issued before 2013 to expire, and the IRS is renewing them over several years based on their middle digits. [...]

Do I Need To Fill Out A W4?

With the new tax laws, some may be wondering how they can be sure they don't end up with an unexpected tax bill next year. The simplest way is to use the IRS Withholding Calculator, available at It will walk you through the process and determine how many allowances you should claim. [...]

Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents

Many parents claim the child tax credit to help with the cost of raising children. This year the credit may help even more parents because the income limit for those who qualify has increased to $400,000 for married couples filing jointly and $200,000 for all other filers. Also the credit amount for each [...]

With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. 30, and taxpayers need to be vigilant of scams that will undoubtedly pop up when and [...]

Easy Ways to Pay My IRS Taxes

[youtube]When you find yourself owing the IRS at tax time, there are several different ways to make these payments. Among these are three ways to pay electronically: Online Phone IRS2Go Of these options, the best one is usually paying online using IRS Direct Pay. Direct Pay lets you make a payment online directly from your [...]

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