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It’s Almost Time to File 2018 Taxes!

Posted by Manisha Hansraj on December 28, 2018
Last modified: January 8, 2019

taxes 2018

Are you preparing for the new tax season?

The new 2018 tax return is circulating the web so we know what it looks like. However, the IRS hasn’t provided us with a date for when tax season begins.

Despite that, here’s how to be ahead of the game.

Here’s what you need to know

Mark your calendar or set a reminder on your phone because here are some important dates. (more…)

Where To Find Your Prior Year AGI

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on February 17, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

“Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look.”

Although this is a quote by a historian who probably knew little about filing a tax return, it is oddly relatable when trying to locate a prior year AGI.  Here’s why. In order to find your AGI (otherwise known as adjusted gross income), you’ll need to take a look at the prior year’s tax documents. I’ve pinpointed three easy ways to find your prior year AGI without having to dig too deep into the past. Let’s take a look.

 

1. Your tax return

If you’re the type of person who has a knack for keeping track of important paperwork, then you probably know where to find your tax return from last year. Once you find it, you’ll be able to find your AGI amount for the year on line 37 of Form 1040, as you’ll see below. (more…)

Can’t Find Documents to Prepare Past Income Taxes? You Can Still File

Posted by admin on January 21, 2013
Last modified: December 22, 2016

Find out how to file your taxes if you’re missing important tax documents such as W-2s or 1099s.

“Something suddenly came up.” Those were the immortal words with which Marcia Brady famously broke off a date. But they could just as easily describe why lots of taxpayers fail to file a return every year – April sneaks up on you and then, well, something suddenly comes up.

And if you’re a procrastinator, and have put off filing your late taxes for a while, it’s not hard to misplace the important tax documents that you need to file. Once that happens, even if you want to file, how can you possibly get right with the IRS?

Never fear. There are many ways to retrieve copies of the necessary tax documents.

Anyone who worked as an employee somewhere will need a copy of their W-2 [Wage and Tax Statement] in order to file. Thankfully employers are required to keep a copy for at least four years. So if you’ve lost yours, you may be able to get a copy from them. (more…)