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Which home purchases qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit?

claim the first-time homebuyer credit on your 2008 tax return. For an eligible purchase in 2009, you can choose to claim the credit on either your 2008 (or amended 2008 return) or 2009 return. However, if you purchased the home after...

Tax Documents Needed To Prepare Your Return

This document will usually be from your mortgage company and will contain additional information regarding your home loan, escrow for real estate taxes and property insurance. To see a Sample 1098 Click here Form 1098-E - The interest on an...

Missing your W-2?

Did you get your W-2? These documents are essential to filling out most individual tax returns. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement , from your employer(s) each year. Employers have until January 31 of the current tax...

How to Create Your Account

for your account and will link your returns from year to year. Since the Username you create is unique to you and your account, you will be unable to edit it at a later date. If you forget your Username, we have tools in place to aid you...

Georgia Disabled Person Home Purchase or Retrofit Credit

Georgia provides a disabled person credit equal to the lesser of $500 per residence or the taxpayer's income tax liability for the purchase of a new single-family home that contains all the accessibility features listed below. It also...

How to enter your Ohio School District information on your W-2

When entering the School District information from your W-2 form, Ohio requires you to enter the school district CODE instead of the name on your W-2 form. To successfully enter this within your account, you will enter your Ohio state...

Limitations on your deduction for Charitable Contributions

If your charitable contributions meet one of the following conditions, the amount of your deduction may be limited: Your cash contributions of ordinary income property are more than 30% of your AGI. Your gifts of capital gain property...

Tips for Taxpayers If Your Address Has Changed

You can change your address on file with the IRS in several ways: Correct the address legibly on the mailing label that comes with your tax package if you are paper filing. Write the new address in the appropriate boxes on your tax return...

Not sure if your Social Security benefits are taxable?

How much, if any, of your social security benefits are taxable depends on your total income and marital status. Generally, if social security benefits were your only income, your benefits are not taxable and you probably do not need...

Purchasing U.S. Savings Bonds with your Federal Refund

A feature has been added during the e-file process of your TaxSlayer account that enables you to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds using your anticipated Federal refund for yourself or another individual. This feature is located during......