It is alway a good idea to review your exemptions and whom you support. This could be the situation in a divorce, elderly parents or the care for a another person's child.
The Government owes you money. Why not get your money now so you can decide on how to spend it.
If you did not get your tax refund, the IRS may not be the reason for the oversight. Other government agencies can grab your refund if you owe specific types of debts. Search deep into your past to determine if there is a reason for the offset. Calling the IRS is an option but plan to allocate at least 30 to 45 minutes on hold.
Your unemployment benefits may not be much but you can be assured that they are subject to income tax. Many elect to have no withholding on the unemployment benefits. Don't be surprised if your refund is small or there is a balance due. Here are a few tips regarding the taxability of the unemployment benefits.
Remember those days of filling out your tax return and standing in a long line at the post office to mail your return to the IRS? Those inaccurate and inefficient days are over with the E-File system. Get an initial computer check on the return before filing and get your refund even faster without paying those high fees to taxpreparers.
The Internal Revenue Service has created and maintained an excellent website that is full of information to satisfy most of your informational needs. This website is a great place to start to find information if you have a tax question or are starting a business. The following is an exerpt from a recent IRS Notice: