Like many taxpayers, you may think hey, the deadline is a ways away.
This is a common mistake when it comes to claiming a prior-year refund. We tend to forget that time moves quickly and when the deadline comes around, it becomes an unnecessarily stressful time.
Here’s how to change that.
Dates to remember:
October 15, 2018, was the e-file and extension deadline for your 2017 tax return. After this date, you’re required to paper-file your tax return. Therefore, you can no longer e-file your 2017 tax return.
Continue reading “April 15, 2021, is the Last Day to Claim Your 2017 Refund!”
Gas taxes are on the rise
However, Illinois is one of the states that increased dramatically. The motor fuel tax (such as gasoline, gasohol, and compressed natural gas) doubled from 19 cents per gallon to a whopping 38 cents per gallon.
The diesel fuel tax (such as diesel fuel, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas) increased by 5 cents now making it 45.5 cents.
What’s the reason for the tax hike?
Continue reading “Illinois’ Gas Tax Doubles & What That Means For You”
The IRS has released the W-4 form for 2019
Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has updated the W-4 to reflect the many tax changes. You may be wondering if there will be major differences.
Here’s the breakdown
Right off the bat, when comparing the 2018 W-4 and 2019 W-4, it looks similar. However, there are changes in income thresholds along with calculations. This also applies to changes from tax credits to allowance tables for two-earners/multiple job holders.
Personal Allowances Worksheet
To calculate your allowances, the first sheet you see is the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Typically, taxpayers with a simple tax situation who do not need to itemize, have no dependents and only work only one job just fill in this first sheet and leave everything else blank. Continue reading “Here’s the New 2019 W-4 Form!”