IRS Warning Public of New Scams

It seems like every year scammers are coming up with new tricks to try and steal the public’s hard earned cash. With technology constantly changing, the ability to deceive the masses has become an easier task to pull off.  According to the IRS, since 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration became aware of…

BBB offers tips on choosing the right tax preparer

Need help filing your taxes? Your BBB encourages you to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cost a lot–in IRS-related headaches, fines, and fees. Every year, BBB receives thousands of complaints against tax preparers. Complainants often say the tax preparer made errors in their return, which resulted in fines and fees….

It’s tax time! Choose the right tax professional for you

Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges consumers to take do their homework before filing their taxes. When your employer hands you your W-2 form, it can be tempting to rush out and get your taxes done so you can get your refund sooner. But, BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin encourages taxpayers to…

IRS gives three-month extension to those affected by Boston Marathon explosions

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a three-month tax filing and payment extension to taxpayers in the Boston area and others affected by the April 15 explosions at the Boston Marathon. The extension applies to all taxpayers who live in Suffolk County, Mass., including the city of Boston. Also eligible for the extension are victims, their…

File your last-minute 2012 taxes the right way

The deadline’s approaching for taxpayers to file their 2012 tax returns. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting last-minute tax preparation assistance to avoid unforeseen penalties or fees: Get references and do your research. Get referrals from friends and family on who they use and check out the company at bbb.org to…

What to do if you don’t have your W-2

Employers were supposed to issue W-2s to their employees by Jan. 31. If your employer has missed that deadline, and you still need to file your taxes, the IRS has some advice. First, contact your employer (or former employer). The problem may be as simple as a wrong address or other paperwork error. Make sure…