2016

IRS Answers Common Early Tax Season Refund Questions and Addresses Surrounding Myths

Posted by admin on February 01, 2017
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IRS Answers Common Early Tax Season Refund Questions and Addresses Surrounding Myths

As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about their refunds.

During the early parts of the tax season, early filers are anxious to get details about their tax refunds. And in some social media, this can lead to misunderstandings and speculation about refunds. The IRS offers some tips to keep in mind. Continue reading…

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2017 IRS Where’s My Refund Updating Schedule

Posted by admin on December 08, 2016
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2017 IRS Where’s My Refund Updating Schedule

There are two ways of estimating when you will get your 2016 Tax Refund. The more user friendly simple Refund Schedule, 2017 IRS E-File Cycle Chart for Tax Year 2016. After the IRS stopped releasing a refund schedule, they begin using a  much more advanced  IDRS (Integrated Date Retrieval System) TIF Processing, Production, and Posting Cycles. This is much more difficult for the common(non-accountant) to understand, but we wanted to provide it to our users as a way to help better understand the IRS Where’s My Refund timelines.  Continue reading…

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Popular Tax Breaks Expiring At The End of 2016

Posted by admin on September 26, 2016
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Popular Tax Breaks Expiring At The End of 2016

Last year many popular tax breaks were made permanent thanks to the PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes) Act.

PATH addressed many critical extenders, such as Section 179 expensing and the research tax credit. With those necessary provisions handled, the stakes this year are much lower. It’s unlikely that the House and Senate will take any action before they adjourn for several weeks leading up to the November elections. Continue reading…

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Many Taxpayers Recently Hacked

Posted by admin on February 10, 2016
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Many Taxpayers Recently Hacked on IRS.gov Where’s My Refund website.

The IRS reports that on February 9th, 2016, there Where’s My Refund had 1000s of attempts to view taxpayer information in an effort to hack many taxpayers.

Full story:

The IRS recently identified and halted an automated attack upon its Electronic Filing PIN application on IRS.gov. Using personal data stolen elsewhere outside the IRS, identity thieves used malware in an attempt to generate E-file PINs for stolen social security numbers. An E-file pin is used in some instances to electronically file a tax return.

No personal taxpayer data was compromised or disclosed by IRS systems. The IRS also is taking immediate steps to notify affected taxpayers by mail that their personal information was used in an attempt to access the IRS application.  The IRS is also protecting their accounts by marking them to protect against tax-related identity theft.

IRS cybersecurity experts are currently assessing the situation, and the IRS is working closely with other agencies and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS also is sharing information with its Security Summit state and industry partners.

Based on our review, we identified unauthorized attempts involving approximately 464,000 unique SSNs, of which 101,000 SSNs were used to successfully access an E-file PIN.

The incident, involving an automated bot, occurred last month, and the IRS continues to closely monitor the web application.

This incident is not connected or related to last week’s outage of IRS tax processing systems.

Source: IRS.gov

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IRS Tax Season 2016 off to slow start for many

Posted by admin on February 05, 2016
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IRS Tax Season 2016 off to slow start for many

IRS still a bit behind on tax refunds to date(one week or more for some). We are reevaluating our expected Refund Date being today(February 5th, 2016.) We know many of you have yet to see a change in your refund status.
We contacted the IRS yesterday and were told that many who filed last month will not see tax refunds until next week due to new fraud protections in place.

We will let everyone know once we have solid proof of a payout date for some January filers.

Keep watching our website for the latest IRS updates and news. Click here for more information.

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2016 IRS Tax Season officially starts today

Posted by admin on January 19, 2016
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2016 IRS Tax Season officially starts today

The IRS announced that today January 19th, 2016 would be the first day of the 2016 IRS Tax Season. The IRS will begin officially(many people were accepted last week for testing purposes) accepting, approving, and issuing 2016 tax refunds today. We estimate many 2016 tax refunds that were accepting during the testing phase will have their 2016 direct deposit by the end of January 2016. The IRS estimates that 80% of Americans use direct deposit as their payment method. Continue reading…

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IRS began accepting 2015 Tax Returns

Posted by admin on January 11, 2016
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IRS began accepting 2015 Tax Returns today

The IRS have accepted several 2015 tax returns today.  This will mean that many taxpayers will be getting their 2016 tax refunds by the end of January 2016. IRS began accepting 2015 Tax Returns. Read below for full details:

We have had a few of our Facebook followers and website viewers report that they have had their federal tax returns accepted by the IRS already for Tax Season 2016. We were under the impression from the IRS that returns would not be accepted until January 19th, 2016. This is great news for those lucky ones. We will update our 2016 IRS tax refund schedule to reflect the lucky few who have been accepted. Feel free to send us an email regarding your tax return acceptance date to give us all some hope. Many individuals might expect to get their IRS Tax Return Acceptance Early, but read the email before jumping to that conclusion. Early Tax Return Acceptance is very common each tax season due to the IRS testing their online e-file processing.

We are keeping this very short because none of our accountants or clients have reported this and it is purely from Facebook messages.

Early Tax Return Acceptance 2016

Our email is Info @ RefundSchedule.com. Send us an email and we will update this post to reflect the email.

Thank you for reading.

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Tax season 2016 to begin 1 day earlier than Tax Season 2015.

Posted by admin on December 21, 2015
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Tax season 2016 to begin 1 day earlier than Tax Season 2015.

The IRS announced the start day for 2015 tax return acceptance. Tax season 2016 to begin 1 day earlier than Tax Season 2015. ” when can you file taxes?” 2016 details below. Continue reading…

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Find Out Why Tax Day is Delayed in 2016

Posted by admin on October 13, 2015
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Find Out Why Tax Day is Delayed in 2016

Find Out Why Tax Day is Delayed in 2016. You get three extra days to gather your paperwork and file your federal tax return in 2016. The tax deadline is April 18.

Find Out Why Tax Day is Delayed in 2016You can thank Washington, D.C., for the gift. Washington will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15. The day is treated as a federal holiday, so federal offices – read IRS – will be closed. Continue reading…

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