Internal Revenue Service

Income Tax

What Is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

Geared primarily towards low-to-middle income, working individuals and families, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit able to provide relief to those who meet specific criteria, by reducing the amount of tax owed and by increasing the amount of tax monies refunded, as determined after filing. Both single and married people can benefit from EITC, regardless of whether or not they have children or other dependents.

04/01/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

Taxable

Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

Small Business Tax Tips, Tax Help, Tax Tips, Small Business

Small Business Tax Tips: Are You Filing The Correct Forms?

It’s easy to make a mistake on your taxes, especially if you are a new business owner or running a small business. Before you file, dot your i’s and cross your t’s by making sure to use the correct tax forms.

03/15/2015

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2 Local Residents Targeted In Fake IRS Employee Scam

Franklin Park Police Chief Donald Dorsch has seen scams hit the area before, but a national one that’s now targeted two local residents is something new.

03/26/2014

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Experts Warn To Watch For Pitfalls During Tax Preparations

Your federal tax return is due at the IRS in less than seven weeks. Have you filed your taxes yet?

02/28/2014

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IRS Probing ID Theft Of UPMC Employees

Close to two dozen UPMC employees have become the recent victims of identity theft.

02/26/2014

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IRS Commissioner Ousted Over Tea Party Targeting

Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status.

05/15/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

1040 Form Images

As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013

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How Soon Will You Get Your IRS Refund?

When taxpayers come to a tax preparer for assistance, they’ve got one basic question, says Jackson Hewitt tax preparer Joseph O’Rourke.

02/19/2013

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Taxpayers Have Until Monday To File

If you haven’t filed your taxes, you’re going to get a break which may come as a surprise.

04/15/2011

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Federal Government Shutdown To Impact Services

Whether we like it or not, most of us are impacted by the federal government, so when it shuts down because Congress and the President cannot agree on how much to fund government services, average citizens may be affected.

04/06/2011