Here’s the New 2019 W-4 Form!

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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!”

The Child Tax Credit Changes for Your 2018 Taxes!

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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!”

How to File Your 2018 Taxes & Important Tax Changes

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Are you starting on your 2018 tax return right now?

Your tax return may seem a bit off when you’re filing. The reason for this is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes.

For on the go taxpayers and those who just need a break.

If you have a hectic schedule or just want to relax at home after a long day, filing your taxes online could be the best option for you. No need for standing in long lines for a tax accountant.

All you need to do is follow these few steps:

  1. Create an account
  2. Enter your tax information (which is conveniently available by clicking user-friendly tabs for your personal information, income, deductions, and credits)
  3. Submit your account for a PDF of your return to paper file to the IRS and/or state!

We’ll prepare your tax return as soon as possible. Keep in mind, taxpayers who have a refund for the 2018 tax year are not subject to any penalties at any point they decide to file. Just make sure you file within three years of the due date of your return to claim your refund.

However, taxpayers with a tax due to the IRS should have filed by the 2018 tax year deadline; April 17, 2019 to avoid tax penalties.

Check out the breakdown of the tax changes this year.

The following are no longer available for the 2018 tax year: Continue reading “How to File Your 2018 Taxes & Important Tax Changes”