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Monday April 15, 2024, is the federal deadline for filing your 2023 individual income tax return. This is also the last day to request a six-month filing extension. An important thing to note is that this is only an extension to file, not an extension to pay. Any tax due…

April 9, 2024

2024 Tax Season Officially Underway

The IRS began accepting and processing individual tax returns on January 29. This year’s filing deadline for individual returns is April 15, 2024. The IRS expects to receive more than 146 million individual tax returns for 2023 during the next two and a half months. If you haven’t already, now…

January 30, 2024

IRS Orders Stop to Employee Retention Credit Processing

In a news release (IR-2023-169), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it will be  temporarily stopping the processing of new Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) claims due to an increasing amount of fraudulent filings as many businesses are being coerced by ERC pop up scammers. According to the IRS:…

September 27, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act: Fund the IRS

It isn’t often that I cut articles out of the newspaper anymore. In fact, just reading that sentence makes me want to check the closets for hidden VHS and cassette tapes and throw them out. That said, I cut out an op-ed by Kent Bush of the Rapid City Journal…

August 24, 2022

How to Spot IRS Scams and Handle Them Safely

It can be daunting to be contacted by the IRS.  You may wonder if something was filed incorrectly or was missed, if there are financial consequences, and you may worry how to resolve the issue.  Because of this, scammers have started to impersonate the IRS to trick you out of…

June 8, 2022

Still Waiting for Your Refund?

When you filed your 2020 tax return did it show a refund? Are you still waiting on that refund? If you answered yes to both questions, you are not alone. There are many taxpayers across the country still waiting for their tax refund. The Stats… The IRS is experiencing more…

July 15, 2021