The U.S Sun posted a list of the important things to make your tax return filing easier. It comes as more than $14.4billion in tax refunds were recently issued to over an 11.7million Americans. After several months of waiting, some of the refunds were paid out. That’s why the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has laid out several things for taxpayers to keep in mind: organizing all their tax records.
The Free File program began on January 14, 2022, and this is for the taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less in 2021. To submit taxes electronically for free using software provided by commercial tax filing companies. You can go to IRS.gov/freefile to see the options available.
Five Steps to Avoid Delays for the Tax Return
Here’s what you need to prepare and avoid delays, in claiming your taxes. Moreover, it would be best to have the following documents:
IRS said this document provides important tax and income information from your employer. Moreover, employers are required to file copies of W-2 forms and W-3 forms with the Social Security Administration by January 31 under a law established in 2015. So you should be expecting you receive a W-2 form soon if you haven’t already.
Child Tax Credit Letter and Form
Those who already received child tax credit payments should expect a letter from the IRS. The document will be marked as “6419″ and will include vital information such as the number of eligible children and the total amount of tax credit payments received in 2021. However, if you did not receive them, you’ll be able to claim the full $3,600 on your tax return. Additionally, schedule 8812 (Form 1040) is where you can fill the tax credits but didn’t receive any in 2021.
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Form
Earned Income Tax Credit
Low and moderate-income households are eligible for the earned income tax credit. the maximum credit for those without children has been expanded to $1,502 for the 2021 tax year, up from $543. Low-income working Americans without children must make no more than $21,430, or $27,380 if married and filing jointly to qualify. According to the IRS, you must submit a schedule EIC (Form 1040 or 1040-SR) to provide the agency with more information.
Stimulus Check Letter
While millions are still owed $1,400 stimulus payments, most Americans received them under the Rescue Act. Those who received them can expect a letter in the mail numbered “6475.” To find out your tax refund this year, check out the top calculators. Check to discover whether you need to pay back your stimulus checks to the IRS. Plus, here are some key dates to look out for during this tax season.
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