Entries by Jim Simpson

Missing W-2?

See the IRS advice if you are missing a W-2: Here is a video tax tip from the IRS: Missing W-2 English | Spanish | ASL Subscribe today: The IRS YouTube channels provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, Spanish and ASL. www.youtube.com/irsvideos www.youtube.com/irsvideosmultilingua www.youtube.com/irsvideosASL Back to Top  

AZ Republic article on VITA

Free tax preparation will look different, but it’s still available. Here’s how to find it Virtual preparation help and drop-off services will largely replace in-person meetings. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2021/02/22/how-find-free-tax-preparation-services-arizona/6753822002/

Guidance on Unemployment Benefits Identity Theft

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers who receive a Form 1099-G from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) for unemployment benefits they did not receive to contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security for a corrected form. Form 1099-G for Arizona Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits are sent […]

What if I lost my IP PIN?

https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/retrieve-your-ip-pin If IRS assigned you (or you applied for) an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) and you lost it or you didn’t receive our CP01A Notice with your new IP PIN, you’ll need to retrieve it or have it reissued to ‘e-file’ your return. We assigned you an IP PIN if you: Received a CP01A Notice Opted-in […]

Get ready for tax season using IRS Online Account

Get ready for tax season using IRS Online Account WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they can securely access their IRS account information through their individual online account. The IRS regularly adds features to online account. For example, people can now check the amounts of their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to help […]

Tax Credits Can Boost Refunds!

EITC Awareness Day: Critical tax credit provides a significant refund boost to millions IRS YouTube Videos: Earned Income Tax Credit – Get it Right – English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and partners across the nation remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit today on “EITC Awareness Day” 2021. […]

IRS Stimulus Update

Treasury issues millions of second Economic Impact Payments by debit card    WASHINGTON – Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card.   These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the […]

Economic Impact Payments on their way, visit IRS.gov instead of calling

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional information beyond what’s available on IRS.gov. The IRS and the […]

IRS posts new mileage rate for 2021

IR-2020-279, December 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel […]