Author Archives: Steven Patterson

Filing A Tax Extension

Need More Time to Pay Taxes? Read On!

Taxpayers that owe money on their taxes will be glad to know that they have some options if they can’t afford to pay the full tax liability immediately.

Here are 10 things the IRS would like people to know about taking more time to pay their taxes:

1. If a taxpayer can’t pay the full amount, they should pay as much as they possibly can. Paying as much as they can now lowers the amount of penalties and interest that will be added to the amount owed.

2. Depending on the circumstances, … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Checking The Status Of Your Tax Refund

There are a few ways that you can go about checking the status of your tax refund. The IRS actually makes this easy for you to do. The following are some things you should know when you want to check for information about your refund.

1. One way to check your refund is to go the IRS website and search for the where’s my refund button. It is an interactive process where you answer a few simple questions. You will need to know your tax payer identification number, the status you used for filing and the dollar amount … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Not Stressing Out During Tax Time

It is that time of the year again.  Yes, tax season.  This is the time of year that a lot of people get really stressed out.  There are several ways to lower these stresses.

1. The first thing that needs to be done is to gather any records and information a person might have.  Being organized in a situation like this really comes in handy to lower stress levels.  Keeping all records in one place together will help out so much.

2. Another great thing is to be prepared.   Most everyone knows that W2s and 1099s have until the … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Did You Know About These Tax Changes?

By the start of 2010, President Obama proposed a number of tax changes for 2011. It was until the end of that year that eleventh hour tax changes were approved and signed into the law. While many of us are well aware of the latest celebrity break ups and hook-ups, only a few seem to know about these tax changes.

It pays to known about tax rates and any changes made regarding these taxes. It gives you a better idea of what you are going pay and how much you can save. Believe it or not, knowing about the … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

How To Do Your Own Taxes

Filing your taxes each year is like running a race with hurdles and hoops to jump over and through with no clear idea of what prize will await at the end of the race. Sure it may be fun for some, but if you are like most people, it is a dreaded affair. At least there is the hope of a positive lump sum of money when you are done.

Doing your own taxes is much cheaper than going to a CPA and is probably worth the effort on your part should you not have a very complex return. When … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Taxes: How To Obtain Information You May Need

When filing their 2011 taxes a taxpayer may need to look at their past tax return for a vital piece of information.   This information is available from the Internal Revenue Service.   When attempting to obtain this information there are certain criteria you must know.

  1. The IRS offers three ways to obtain this information.   You may ask for it in a written letter, search for it online or you may call them by phone.  You can also obtain forms to file your 2011 taxes through these options.
  2. This is a free service for a transcript and records are available from the
Read more at 2011 Taxes.