Surfin’ With The IRS

OK, the holiday shopping is done, so what is there to surf on the internet?  Have you ever checked out the IRS website?  I can hear you saying “How exciting!”  But, before you pass judgment on my suggestion, why not take a look at www.irs.gov ?  It just MIGHT have some information which may be helpful to you, such as:

  • Where’s My Refund. Taxpayers can check tax refund status 24/7. Updates daily.
  • Get Transcript. Access various transcript types online. Taxpayers may also ask the IRS to mail a Tax Return Transcript to them by requesting it online or by calling 800-908-9946. Allow 5 to 10 days for delivery.
  • Direct Pay. Make tax payments directly from a checking or savings account. People can view their account balance if taxes are owed.
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. EFTPS is convenient and easy. Taxpayers and business can use it for various types of federal tax payments including estimated tax payments.
  • Online Payment Agreements. Eligible taxpayers can pay their taxes by easily setting up a monthly payment plan.
  • Answers to Tax Law Questions. The Interactive Tax Assistant takes people through a series of questions and provides the answers.
  • Forms, Instructions and Publications. Taxpayers can download and view popular tax forms, publications and instructions anytime. Increasingly popular eBooks are available as well as PDF and HTML versions. Accessible versions for people with disabilities and prior year forms are also available.
  • Where’s My Amended Return. Taxpayers can track the status of an amended return.

  HAPPY EXPLORING!

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Kay Sowa

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Kay Sowa is a paralegal in the Trusts and Estates Group at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent as well as a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. She oversees the trust and estate administration practice for the firm. She is an accomplished author and lecturer who has frequently spoken on behalf of a number of organizations including the National Business Institute and the Institute of Paralegal Education.

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