Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or ITIN for short, is for people who have a federal income tax filing or reporting requirement, but who are not eligible for a Social Security number. Taxpayers who need an ITIN can mail a completed Form W-7, along with the required identification documents and federal tax return, to the IRS. [...]

Reminders for Extension Filers

Did you request an extension of time to file your tax return? If so, the filing deadline is coming soon. Since October 15 falls on a Saturday this year, you have until October 17 to file. But don't wait to file! File electronically as soon as possible once you have all your information together. There's no [...]

What Employers Need to Know When Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

This article was published by the IRS. It is critical for business owners to correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. An employee is generally considered anyone who performs services, if the business can control what will be done and how it will be done. What matters is that the business [...]

IRS Appeals

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals is a separate organization within the IRS. Did you know that you have the right to dispute most IRS decisions like penalties, liens, or increases in how much you owe? In most cases, you can request an appeal if you disagree with an IRS decision. The Appeals office will hear [...]

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Benefits Employers

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit benefits employers who hire people from targeted groups who consistently face significant barriers to employment. These groups include certain veterans, recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits, ex-felons, summer youth employees, and vocational rehabilitation referrals. This tax credit encourages workplace diversity and facilitates access to good jobs for American workers. Before claiming [...]

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