Social Security Benefits & Taxes: The Facts

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Tax on Social Security benefits

Social Security Benefits & Taxes: The Facts Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits; they do not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. Generally, you pay federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits only if you have other substantial income in addition to your benefits. Examples include wages, self-employment, interest, dividends, and … Read More

Relief for Taxpayers Struggling with Tax Debt

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RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS STRUGGLING WITH TAX DEBTS While there have always been payment options available from the IRS to help taxpayers struggling to pay tax debts, the new IRS Taxpayer Relief Initiative was put into place to expand these options and offer relief during the pandemic. These revised COVID-related collection procedures will help taxpayers, especially those who have a record … Read More

Identity Protection PIN Available to All Taxpayers

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Hackers are stealing Tax Payer Identities

Fraudulent Federal Tax Returns are on the rise! Starting in January 2021, In order to help combat this, the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identity. Previously, IP PINs were only available to identity theft victims. WHAT IS AN IDENTITY PROTECTION PIN? An identity protection personal identification number (IP … Read More

IRS Announces a Filing Extension

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Tax Day Filing Extension Announced Due to the economic upheaval COVID-19 has created throughout the US, the IRS is giving taxpayers a break by pushing the April 15 payment and filing deadline to July 15h of this year. Laura Saunders from the Wall Street Journal puts it ” “In short, taxpayers shouldn’t blow off their April 15 IRS filings just … Read More