Trump reportedly wanted IRS to investigate perceived opponents: CBS News Flash Nov. 14, 2022
Former President Donald Trump reportedly wanted the IRS to investigate several of his perceived political foes, including ex-FBI director James Comey. The U.S. Labor Department is investigating a Wisconsin company for allegedly hiring 31 children for dangerous jobs, and Marvel’s “Wakanda Forever” stormed the box office on its opening weekend, raking in about $180 million globally.news.yahoo.com
IRS raises contribution limits for retirement savings plans
Americans will be allowed to contribute more of their money to 401(k) and similar retirement saving plans next year. The IRS said Friday that the maximum contribution that an individual can make in 2023 to a 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans will be $22,500. The IRS also raised the 2023 annual contribution limits on individual retirement arrangements, or IRAs, to $6,500, up from $6,000 this year.news.yahoo.com
Feds launch website for claiming part 2 of child tax credit
The White House and Treasury Department launched a revamped Child Tax Credit website meant to help people who were eligible for the expanded tax credit under last year’s pandemic relief bill claim the second half of the payment they were due.
Leak of billionaires' tax data draws GOP outcry over privacy
Republicans in Congress are alarmed by the leak of confidential IRS data to ProPublica that has enabled the investigative news organization to reveal that famous billionaires including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg paid little in U.S. income tax at times.
IRS extends tax filing deadline to May 17
On Tuesday, more than 100 lawmakers, including four representatives from Virginia, signed a letter asking the IRS to extend the deadline to July 15. With the IRS handling a third-round of stimulus checks and fewer tax service aides available because of the coronavirus pandemic, agencies are feeling the pressure. AdEvery year, Total Action for Progress (TAP) offers free tax filing services. “With a pandemic still hanging over our heads, I would love to get some more time.”To meet in the middle, the IRS set the new deadline date for May 17. But more than 150 million tax returns are expected to be filed this year and with the new deadline, tax refund checks may not arrive until 6 to 8 weeks after filing.
How to track your $1,400 stimulus payment from the IRS
How to track your stimulus paymentWondering where your $1,400 stimulus check is? The IRS has a tool that you can use to track the status of your relief payment. Here’s how you can track your $1,400 checkYou can click here and use the IRS Get My Payment tool here. When you put in your information, you’ll see the following payment statuses:A payment has been processedA payment date is available and payment is to be sent either by direct deposit or mail Note: mail means you may be issued an EIP Card or a check. You’re eligible, but a payment has not been processed and a payment date is not yet availableYou may also see ‘Payment Status Not Available,’ meaning the IRS has not yet processed your payment or you’re not eligible for a paymentAnother status you might see is ‘Need More Information,’ meaning your payment was returned to the IRS because the USPS was unable to deliver itAs a note, you will receive payments quicker if you’re set up for direct deposit with the IRS.
2021 brings new tax identity theft threats, BBB advises to file early
Tax filings start Friday, Feb. 12 and the Better Business Bureau recommends you file sooner rather than later. There’s a risk that comes with waiting and the BBB calls it tax identity theft. Someone could use your social security number to file a phony tax return and collect your refund. You won’t know the identity theft happened until you file and the IRS rejects it as a duplicate filing. Another way someone can fall victim to tax identity theft is IRS impersonation scams.
IRS delays start of 2020 tax filing season to Feb. 12
FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. David Ake, File)Americans have more time to prepare for tax filing season. The IRS announced Friday that the start of the 2020 tax filing season will be delayed to Feb. 12 compared to the usual opening in late January. The IRS anticipates that EITC and ACTC taxpayers who file electronically with direct deposits and have no issues with their tax returns will receive a refund the first week of March. The deadline for filing 2020 tax returns is still April 15.
IRS gets more relief payments out after delays
The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers. A number of tax preparation companies said that they were able to resolve the issues. The IRS said Tuesday that it worked over the weekend to help a smaller set of impacted taxpayers and is reissuing payments for eligible taxpayers whose accounts may have been closed. No action is needed for most eligible taxpayers to get the payment.
Stimulus checks on the way for TurboTax customers after snafu that sent money to wrong bank accounts
A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account. The IRS and the Treasury Department began issuing the Economic Impact Payments last week of Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)TurboTax customers who have yet to receive their second round of relief payments due to a snafu with bank account numbers should expect to start seeing their checks on Friday, the tax preparation service announced. The delay in the direct deposits came after a number of taxpayers who used TurboTax said their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account. You could be eligible to receive a Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 taxes if you did not receive the full amount of the economic stimulus payments.
Didn't get your relief payment yet? You aren't alone
The U.S. Treasury and IRS have sent out the bulk of the second economic impact payments, which are intended to provide some relief to Americans. However, frustration is high among millions of people who did not receive payments yet and must wait for the mail or file their taxes before they receive it. If you are eligible, check the IRS Get My Payment tool on its website to find out the status of you payment. However, some people may find that they get their payment in a different form this time than last. If you get the “Payment Status #2 – Not Available” message, then you will not receive the payment and instead need to claim it on your tax return.