IRS Releases Draft Instructions for 2018 Form 1040

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With simplicity seemingly in the eyes of the beholder, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the 100+ pages of Draft Instructions for the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. The IRS released a draft of the 2018 Form 1040 and six accompanying schedules in June. The instructions note that the IRS generally does not […]

IRS Releases “Draft” Form 1040

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The IRS recently released a “draft” form of the 2018 federal Form 1040. The newly proposed “postcard” form has just 23 lines, cut down from 79 lines on the 2017 Form 1040. In conjunction with the attempt at simplification, the Forms 1040A and 1040EZ have also been eliminated. However, most of the available deductions and […]

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Where’s My Refund?

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The Internal Revenue Service issues ninety percent of claimed income tax refunds within 21 days of filing. Fortunately, instead of taxpayers crossing their fingers and hoping for their refund to hit their bank account or land in their mailbox in the expected time frame, there are ways to check up on the status of refund […]

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Want to See the Tax Return Filed with Your Stolen Identity?

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will begin allowing victims of identity theft to request a redacted copy of a fraudulent return that was filed and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service using the identity theft victim’s name and social security number. Partial or full redaction will protect additional possible victims on […]