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Time to Update Your Calendar

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IRS, preparation, your tax return | January 11, 2016

With the start of a new year comes a new income tax filing season. So here are a few key tax dates to plug into your smartphone – or if you prefer old school, pencil them in on that shiny new 2016 calendar.

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When Your Number Comes Up

IRS, income tax, your tax return | December 01, 2015 image description
IRS, income tax, your tax return | December 01, 2015

At some time in your life, it’s a fair bet you’ll get one of those nice “invitations” from the IRS, telling you you’re being audited. And while there are some definite steps you should take, the first rule of thumb comes from our British friends: “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

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The Last-Minute Fix

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IRS, your tax return | October 16, 2015

Well, you made it! You got your income tax return e-filed before the Oct. 15 deadline. But what happens if you got a reject notice instead of an acceptance?

There’s no need to panic, although your time to fix the problem isn’t unlimited. The IRS gives you five days after the deadline to fix any problems and refile. So that means you have until Oct. 20 to resend a rejected return.

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Being Audited by the IRS

IRS, your tax return | August 31, 2015 image description
IRS, your tax return | August 31, 2015

You’ll get the news in a plain-looking envelope; your only clue – the IRS logo in the return address. That’s right, you lucky taxpayer, you get to justify your income tax choices to the nice IRS agent.

Whoa there, partner. Take a few deep breaths. Calm down. We'll help you through this.

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