Getting Help During Tax Filing Season

Tax filing season can be difficult to navigate, but TAS has compiled a list of resources to help you make it to the finish line. Choosing a tax return preparer is an important decision. You need someone you can trust with your personal and financial information. If you need help finding a tax professional, we’ve…

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Saturday Hours – 2024

Saturday Help The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is pleased to announce we are partnering with the IRS to offer in-person help on the second Saturday of each month through May 2022. TAS will have representatives available in the following locations on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Arizona   4041 North Central…

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Tips for Avoiding Incorrect Forms 1099-K

As discussed in my previous blog, if you receive money through certain payment apps or online marketplaces, you might get an information return (Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions) from those businesses during the tax filing season that reports the total amount of payments you received through their platform in the prior…

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If You Resold the Hottest Ticket of Summer 2023, You Likely Didn’t Receive a Form 1099-K – But This Won’t Last Forever & Always

Form 1099-K, Part Two: If You Resold the Hottest Ticket of Summer 2023, You Likely Didn’t Receive a Form 1099-K After All – But This Won’t Last Forever & Always Most taxpayers likely didn’t receive Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, this filing season for the sale of goods or services through…

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NTA Erin M. Collins Answers Taxpayer Questions on C-SPANs Washington Journal

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins appeared live on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in program on Tuesday, February 13. National Taxpayer Advocate Collins discussed her 2023 Annual Report to Congress, including some of the most serious problems facing taxpayers. She also addressed challenges facing the IRS, the improvements the IRS has made since the pandemic, and answered viewer…

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An Introduction to Tax Forms for Gig Economy Workers

The gig economy has transformed the contours of the modern workforce, bringing forth a unique combination of flexibility, autonomy, and diversified income streams. Whether you’re driving for a ride-sharing platform, developing eye-catching graphics as a freelance designer, or mastering home repairs as a handyman, you’re participating in an ever-evolving, vibrant economy. But with the freedom…

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NTA Blog: Identity Protection PINs: What to Know

February 8, 2024 – Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of individuals become victims of identity theft.  In fact, in 2022, the Federal Trade Commission received over 1.1 million reports of identity theft.  For the same year, taxpayers filed over 228,000 Forms 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, claiming they were experiencing tax-related identity…

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TAS Tax Tip: New Taxpayer Roadmap Stops for 2024

The IRS may send a notice or a letter for any number of reasons; it may be about a specific issue on your federal tax return or account, or may tell you about changes to your account, ask you for more information, or request a payment.  Tax Tip: New Taxpayer Roadmap Stops for 2024  The…

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