Fraud can happen to anyone.
If your social security number was used fraudulently in the past, the IRS assigns a six-digit PIN to you; the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN).
In order to receive an IP PIN, you will need to meet the following:
- You received a CP01A notice which will have it located at the bottom of the first column
- The IRS sent you a letter inviting you to opt-in for the IP PIN
- You were a resident of Florida, Georgia or the District of Columbia, Michigan, California, Maryland, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois or Rhode Island last year
Note: Taxpayers who experience identity theft after they receive the CP01A notice will need to file the Identity Theft Affidavit.
The steps on getting an IP PIN
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Children are expensive, but luckily they can give you a break — a tax break of course.
With all of the changes that the 2018 tax year brings us, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) is one of them. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or guardian, when tax time comes around you can claim your dependents to your advantage.
Here’s what you need to know for this tax season.
Who qualifies for the CTC?
Unfortunately, you can’t just receive the CTC for just having a dependent. You have to meet certain requirements for your dependent to be a “qualifying child.” These are the following conditions they will need to meet: Continue reading “The Child Tax Credit Changes for Your 2018 Taxes!”
The upcoming tax year brings in a lot of changes for self-employed and business taxpayers.
Taxpayers with sole proprietorship, partnerships, trusts, and S corporations will face some difficulties when they’re ready to file for the 2019 tax season because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
Read below for the changes you need to know for your business taxes.
Here’s what qualifies as business income.
In order to have qualified business income (QBI), it must be domestic income from a trade or business. Your qualified business income (QBI) is calculated into a net amount and does not include employee wages, capital gain, interest and dividend income.
The maximum deduction increases.
Prior to the TCJA, you could deduct up to $500,000 for any section 179 property. It has now increased to $1 million. The phase-out threshold also increases from $2 million to $2.5 million. (Subject to change due to inflation.)
The new 20% deduction.
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