@James: If you had no taxable income a return would not be required. If the IRS was looking for a return from you they would have sent you a letter by now.
@LisaPamphle: Why was your 2011 return rejected?
@Kathy: You are most welcome, you have until Monday to make a contribution for 2012.
@LisaPamphle: Try filing a paper return for 2011 and then submitting your 2012 electronically to see if you get a rejection error again and if so find out why that is happening to you.
@DorisGreen: I suggest filing a return because there is a tax form submitted to the IRS for your unemployment benefits. Even if you owe nothing it is best to file the return with the IRS rather than get a letter from them later stating you never filed.
Someone on our Facebook page brought up identity theft saying they couldn't file because someone used their social security number. What should someone do if that happens to them?
@Kim: If you took out student loans to pay for your college tuition you can claim that as an education credit on your return. Grants and scholarships would not be part of your education credit however.
@LisaPamphle: If you already have one prepared from last year send that to the IRS. Check their website at www.irs.gov to find the correct mailing address as it had changed. If you still need help please feel free to call our office next week at 561.357.8885.
Do a lot of people really wait until the last minute?
@MollieReynolds: This year there was a delay because of the expiring tax cuts that weren't resolved until early January 2013. Tax filing season didn't officially open until January 30 as opposed to January 6th as most year and the majority of the forms weren't ready until mid-February to early March which has itself caused a delay in getting returns filed.
@Diane: That's a tough question to answer as everyone's situation is different. If you paid in much more than you were supposed to and are due a large refund because of it there wouldn't be a red flag.
@SallyChennell: Depending on your husband's age would determine how much he can make. If he's reached full retirement age and is still working there shouldn't be a restriction on the amount he can make. You don't need to pay or file for the SSI on your granddaughter. Hope this helps.
@PattyKeogh: Thanks Patty!!!
@Kim: If you paid for any portion of your tuition by loans that amount should show on Form 1098-T in box 2. Any scholarships and grants you got to pay for tuition should show up in box 5. If the entire form is blank I suggest asking your school to fix it so that you can claim the education credit for any amounts you paid out of pocket or by loans.
@@stevep: Unfortunately none of those would qualify for the energy efficiency credit.
@Kate: There is only one tax credit, it is the energy efficiency credit and the max credit you can get it $500. You would report all the amounts paid on the same form.
@AnnMarie: I would suggest completing Form 9465 to request an installment agreement with the IRS.
@SallyChennell: You are most welcome.
@Blanche: You can check the status of your refund online at www.irs.gov and click on where's my refund. That should tell you where you stand.and if there is a problem.
@Bonnie: Yes we actually have been required to file electronically the past few years as it does get things processed faster. If you owe you can submit your payment by check using Form 1040-V instead of doing an auto debit at the time of e-filing.
@RickF.: If you received a tax form for this then you will need to report it. If you received this money because you were the beneficiary on someone's life insurance policy that passed away it's normally not considered to be taxable income
@Mac: You probably have to use Form 1040. If you go to the IRS website at www.irs.gov they have approved free e-file vendors and each one has different requirements for who qualifies. Check them out.