What’s the Difference Between Sales Tax and Use Tax?

If you find sales and use tax compliance confusing (and tedious), you’re not alone. But it’s important for small business owners, and consumers, to understand the difference between sales and use tax to reduce the risk of facing a potentially costly audit. Leading sales tax automation software company, Avalara, defines sales tax as an “intrastate…
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Where’s My Refund?

Get up-to-date refund information using Where's My Refund? or the IRS2Go mobile app. Where's My Refund? is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return. You should only call if it has been longer. When to check status... Within 24 hours after we've received…
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When Will I Get My Refund?

Find out when you can expect to get your refund.

When to check status...

  • Within 24 hours after we've received your e-filed tax return
  • 4 weeks after you mail your paper return
  • "Where's My Refund?" is updated no more than once every 24 hours

Self-Employed Tax Obligations

Self Employed Tax Obligations As a self-employed individual, you are required to file an annual return and pay estimated tax quarterly. Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax. SE tax is a Social Security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves. It is similar to…
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Health Care Law Brings Changes to IRS Tax Forms

While most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2014, there are also new lines on Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ related to the health care law. Here is information about new forms & updates: More info go:
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