Online Tax Filing Blog

Avoid tax deadline mistakes that delay your tax return

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Administrator

With the tax deadline looming, it is essential to make sure that you prevent any errors on your tax return that could delay the filing and processing of your returns. The IRS recently released a list of their most commonly seen errors. Take a close look and make sure that you pay close attention and take advantage of all of the error checks on TaxSlayer.com. The most common errors are: Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers Always make sure that when you enter a SSN (for yourself or a dependent) that you enter it exactly as it is shown on the Social Security card. Failure to do so can cause the IRS to reject your return resulting in a delay. Incorrect spelling of the dependent’s last name When you enter a name for yourself or a dependent make sure that this also matches the i... [Continue Reading]

Deciding not to file could cost you M-O-N-E-Y

Posted on January 20, 2012 by Administrator

Many people go throughout the year leaving money on the table when it comes to filing tax returns. Many feel they shouldn’t file because they earned very little income; CAUTION this could be a huge mistake! People across the U.S. realize that the IRS has income requirements based on filing status, age, and type of income that needs to be met before you are required to file a tax return. However, many people don’t know that you should file even if the IRS doesn’t require it. Everyone knows that understanding taxes isn’t the easiest thing but a simple check could fatten your wallet. Here are seven points you should consider before deciding not to file: 1. Federal Withholdings From Your Income - Practically everyone allows their employer to withhold Federal and State taxes from thei... [Continue Reading]

I don’t have all of my tax forms…what can I do!?!?!

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Administrator

Tax time is upon us. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 17th and TaxSlayer.com is already processing thousands of tax returns every day. The question is, what should you do if you don’t have all of your tax forms?? If you are without some of your tax forms don’t fret, as a matter of fact most tax payers have yet to receive all of the forms required to file the tax return. Federal law allows employers, as well as other companies preparing tax documents (such as bank, educational institutions, day care etc.), until January 31st to provide these documents to you. With that being said you may want to get a jump on things so here are some suggestions to make sure you get these documents in your hands ASAP. • Ask your employer: While many companies don’t have to prepare the f... [Continue Reading]

Student loans can save you a lot of tax money

Posted on November 7, 2011 by Administrator

With tax season less than 2 months away, it’s time to start thinking about your tax return. For those of you that have graduated or finished your higher education, student loan repayments are now a big part of your life. If you haven't begun paying on your student loan, this guide will help alleviate some future confusion. Student loans can save you alot of money... up to a $2,500 deduction. But there are a few things you must know in order to claim the deduction. You can claim the deduction if all the following apply: • You paid interest on a qualified student loan in 2011 • You are legally obligated to pay interest on a qualified student loan • Your filing status is not married filing seperately • Your modified adjusted gross income is less than a specifi... [Continue Reading]

Interesting State Taxes

Posted on August 15, 2011 by Administrator

  Sometimes, we scratch our heads at certain taxes. Taxes can be a complicated and grueling process. But that’s why TaxSlayer.com is here to give you a heads up on state taxes. Here a list of the some of the most interesting state tax laws in the US. 1. The Blueberry Tax of MainMaine is blueberry central. They produced 83 million pounds of wild blueberries last year. According to state laws, anyone who grows, buys, sells, or handles blueberries is subject to the three-fourths of a penny per pound tax. The $1.5 million in revenue has been used for research and educational programs to help the crop grow better. 2. Hawaii’s “exceptional trees”If you are into gardening in Hawaii, you can deduct up to $3,000 for maintaining your trees. The tree must have historical... [Continue Reading]

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