Tax Season Scams: Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim

Taxpayers can file starting today

Why you should file your taxes as soon as possible

You don't have to pay when you file, meaning you can file at the start of tax season and schedule a payment for April 17 or any time before.

The deadline to file, this year, is April 17, because the 15th is Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day, a Washington, DC holiday.

The bonus is, you get your refund earlier.

Dishonest tax preparers can commit fraud in a number of ways. However, you should consider whether receiving your refund a couple of weeks sooner is worth the cost of the tax preparation service. You can file a complaint or contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. Nevertheless, if the investment you want doesn't make such allowances, a big tax refund can be just as good in gaining entry to the investments you want. "I give as many tips as I can and help them prepare for their future". Even with the EITC and ACTC refunds and the additional security safeguards, the IRS still expects to issue more than nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. If eligible, taxpayers can also locate help from a community volunteer. And when we're talking about an average refund of $2,782, it gets even more problematic, because that's money that may have prevented you, or others like you, from racking up costly credit card debt. Taxpayers can find answers to their tax questions and resolve tax issues online.

April can't come soon enough, as millions of Americans are looking forward to receiving a tax return check.

The IRS can send an official letter to the employer or other entity to help you get the information you need. The cut is estimated to be $930 this year for the middle one-fifth of taxpayers, according to the center's analysis. Visit or the IRS for more information. This means designing new forms, promulgating guidance, and training their own personnel at a time when reduced funding since 2010 has impacted their ability to perform the basic functions of administering the tax system. Some sites offer a "Drop and Go" option where you can drop off your tax information and pick up a completed return later.

Only 18 percent of taxpayers typically file in January, with most Americans completing in February (35 percent) and March (23 percent). Israel's finance minister has announced potential corporate tax cuts in order to keep U.S. operations in Israel.

If your adjusted gross income exceeds $66,000, you can use free fillable forms via the IRS website (for federal return only); however, you need to know how to do your taxes yourself and have access to your 2016 tax return. "When we talk about compliance, we look at the IRS, the federal income tax, franchise tax".

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