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Tax Tips: IRS Explains How Offer in Compromise Works

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-07, April 26, 2017                                                        Español Taxpayers who have a tax debt they cannot pay may have heard that they can settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. It’s called an Offer in Compromise. Before applying for an Offer in Compromise, here are some things to know: In general, the IRS cannot accept a settlement offer if the taxpayer can afford to pay what they owe. Taxpayers

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Tax Tips: Important Facts about Filing Late and Paying Penalties

IRS Tax Tip 2017-51, April 20, 2017                                                                Español April 18 was this year’s deadline for most people to file their federal tax return and pay any tax they owe. If taxpayers are due a refund, there is no penalty if they file a late tax return. Taxpayers who owe tax, and failed to file and pay on time, will most likely owe interest and penalties on the tax they pay late. To keep interest

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Tax Tip: IRS Recaps “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-04, February 21, 2017                                                 Español Each year, the Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax-related scams it sees throughout the year. The IRS “Dirty Dozen” highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter anytime, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers need to guard against ploys that steal their personal information, scam them out of money or talk them into engaging in questionable behavior with their

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Tax Tips: IRS Debunks Myths Surrounding Tax Refunds

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-02, February 3, 2017 As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about refunds. During the early parts of the tax season, taxpayers are anxious to get details about their refunds. In some social media, this can lead to misunderstandings and speculation about refunds. The IRS offers these tips to keep in mind. Myth 1:

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Tax Tip: How the IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights Works

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-01, January 17, 2017 Taxpayers have fundamental rights under the law. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” presents these rights in 10 categories. This helps taxpayers when they interact with the IRS. Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, highlights a list of taxpayer rights and the agency’s obligations to protect them. Here is a wrap-up of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights: The Right to Be Informed. Taxpayers have the right

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Tax Tip: Request A Transcript Or Copy Of Tax Return

You may need copies of your filed tax returns for many reasons. For example, they can help you prepare future tax returns. Click HERE to visit IRS’s “Get Transcript” page on IRS website You’ll need them if you have to amend a prior year tax return. You often need them when you apply for a loan to buy a home or to start a business. You may need them if you apply for student aid.

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Welcome to Crabb Tax Service’s New Website!

Thanks for visiting our great new website! Built by San Diego WordPress specialist Edward A. Sanchez of Brass Ring Multimedia, this site uses WordPress, the top content management system (CMS). WordPress makes it extra easy for us to provide you with great information, styling and features! Please bookmark this site, download our free reports, take advantage of our free tax tools and visit us regularly (particularly before tax time!) to get new information and tax tips that can

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Tax Tip: Affordable Care Act for Individuals

New IRS Publication Helps You Find out if You Qualify for a Health Coverage Exemption IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2014-19, Sept. 23, 2014 You may read the full article HERE on Internal Revenue Service’s Website Taxpayers who might qualify for an exemption from having qualifying health coverage and making a payment should review a new IRS publication for information about these exemptions. Publication 5172, Health Coverage Exemptions, which includes information about how you get

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Tax Tip: IRS Tip Sheet on Gambling Income and Losses

Whether you like to play the ponies, roll the dice or pull the slots, your gambling winnings are taxable. IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2014-03, July 9, 2014 (printed with permission) – You may read the full article HERE on IRS Website You must report all your gambling income on your tax return. If you’re a casual gambler, odds are good that these basic tax tips can help you at tax time next year: Gambling income.  Gambling

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Tax Tip: Home Office Deduction Features Simpler Option

If you work from home, you should learn the rules for how to claim the home office deduction. Starting this year, there is a simpler option to figure the deduction for business use of your home. The new option will save you time because it simplifies how you figure and claim the deduction. It will also make it easier for you to keep records. It does not change the rules for who may claim the

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Tax Tip: Are Your Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Some people must pay taxes on part of their Social Security benefits. Others find that their benefits aren’t taxable. If you get Social Security, the IRS can help you determine if some of your benefits are taxable. IRS Tax Tip 2014-23, February 28, 2014 You may read the full article HERE on Internal Revenue Service’s Website Here are seven tips about how Social Security affects your taxes: If you received these benefits in 2013, you

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