January 21, 2019
It’s bitterly cold, there are reports of significant snow, so we must be entering tax season! There are steps you can take to make this season less stressful.
If you are an existing client, you should have already received our tax organizer for your 2018 Individual Tax Return. For new clients, we will need a copy of last year’s return (2017) to generate the 2018 tax organizer. By reviewing the questionnaire and organizer information, you will be better prepared, knowing what information is needed for your 2018 return, including:
If you haven’t already, signing up for your portal through our website is an excellent tool for time savings. The tax portal allows you to both upload all your documents as you receive them and to download a digital copy of your tax returns, including all source documents for current and previous years. You may also upload all signed documents needed to file your return.
Please contact us with any questions or to help you setting up your portal today. We want to make this tax season as easy as possible for you!
As the month “Marches” on, and we at LBF are in full tax season mode, we want to remind those of you whose returns we have finished to please get us your 8879 electronic filing form ASAP so we can file your return (which we will not do without this form), and assure your filing is timely. Also, remember that even if you owe taxes (we hope you don’t), the IRS will not be...
Many people receive tax refunds from the IRS and wonder how long it will take to receive your refund. You wait by the mailbox or look at your bank account hoping that your refund is there. We will fill you in on the tax refund schedule and how long it takes for the IRS to issue refunds.
When Are Taxes Due?
The deadline to submit your 2018 tax return and pay...
As you are collecting your tax documents for this year’s tax return (or stuffing them in a file drawer if your return has already been filed), you may be wondering: “How long to I need to keep this stuff?”
The general rule is that you should keep all documents that prove the information on your tax return until that return can no longer be audited, and interest and...