Monday, January 28, 2013
The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season. Here's the date of when you can file, plus some locations in or near Darien where you can get help on your taxes.
You'll have to wait if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season — pushing it back eight days to January 30, 2013. The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date, though some revised forms may not be immediately available. You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article. Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year. As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Last-minute filers can get tax tips via Twitter.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Now in the final stretch of the 2012 tax filing season, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they can get last-minute tips by following the IRS on Twitter. The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages is on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, tax law changes, and important IRS programs such as e-file, getting a filing extension and “Where’s My Refund." The IRS plans a special series of tweets in English and Spanish as the April 17 tax deadline approaches. Anyone with a Twitter account can follow @IRSnews by going to http://twitter.com/IRSnews. Taxpayers can also follow the IRS Twitter news feed using IRS2Go, a free …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
About 275,000 organizations nationally lost tax-exempt status.
The effects of a 2006 rule change have recently been made public as the Internal Revenue Service released a list of nonprofits that lost their tax-exempt status in 2010. Nine nonprofit groups in Darien had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked on May 15, 2010, for failing to file an annual return or notice with the IRS during three consecutive years, according to the list published June 8. About 275,000 organizations nationally lost tax-exempt status. Those groups may no longer receive tax-deductible donations, according to the IRS website. But according to IRS spokesman Michael Devine, in many cases those groups would no longer be accepting donations anyway—they’re probably defunct. “We believe that the great majority of …