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A blog by Michael DiSabatino CPA with topics on Tax Savings, Business, Management and more...

The IRS Says "Gotcha!" Late filing of S corporation and partnership returns can be costly

The last couple of years, the IRS has been penalizing late filers of S corporation and partnership tax returns. This despite the fact that late filing of the tax returns (Forms 1120S and 1065), due March 15th, often does not impact the receipt of the taxes due on April 15th. Those that are getting this penalty are often couples and other small firms who have formed these business entities to provide legal protection for their shareholders.

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Five Reasons Why the IRS Will Audit You

Each year, the IRS audits over 1 million tax returns. With agency resources shrinking, the IRS is more selective when choosing tax returns to audit. Knowing what the IRS is looking for can help you understand and reduce your audit risk. Here are five of the biggest reasons the IRS may choose to audit your return:

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In the News: IRS Announces Release of Held Refunds

Finally...your refund is soon to be on its way

The IRS recently announced that tax returns using the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Tax Credit will have their refunds issued. Congress approved legislation that delayed sending out these refunds until at least February 15th.

Here are the key dates: 


Saturday, February 18th: IRS "Where’s My Refund" web application will be updated with refund information.

Week of Feb. 27th: Probable timeframe the refunds will be arriving in bank accounts.

Here is a copy of the announcement:

Where’s My Refund? will be updated on Feb. 18 for the vast majority of early filers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. Before Feb. 18, some taxpayers may see a projected deposit date or an intermittent message that the IRS is processing their return.

By law, the IRS is required to hold EITC and ACTC refunds until Feb. 15. However, taxpayers may not see those refunds until the week of Feb. 27. Due to differing timeframes with financial institutions, weekends and the Presidents Day holiday, these refunds likely will not start arriving in bank accounts or on debit cards until the week of Feb. 27 -- if there are no processing issues with the tax return and the taxpayer chose direct deposit.

Source: IRS e-news

Please recall this announcement only relates to held refunds that use the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Tax Credit. Other refunds should be processed in normal timing.

Please consult our firm to asses your specific situation.

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Rejected! What to do if your e-filed tax return is rejected by the IRS


What to do if your e-filed tax return is rejected by the IRS

More than 90% of individual tax returns are now filed electronically, and usually the process goes smoothly. However, when an e-filed tax return is rejected, e-filing can become more complicated.

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