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Tucson, AZ 85712
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Friday, Jan 20, 2017
Countdown to April 18:
Filing deadline this year is Tuesday, Apr. 18
Does your business need to send 1099's?
If your business paid anybody -- workers, suppliers, landlords -- more than $600 last year, you are required to give them a 1099 form by the end of January and send the forms to the IRS soon afterwards.
We'll gladly prepare the forms for you quite reasonably. There are some substantial penalties for not doing 1099's when they are required. Just contact us for details.
Make your tax appointment online
Now you can set your tax appointment online. Check available times anytime, day or night. Just go to our Appointments page.
Need to change an appointment you've already scheduled? You can do that online, too.
Gotta get it together?
Need a tax organizer to help pull everything together for tax time? Visit our download page for helpful worksheets.
You may also want to look at the Investopedia.com article 10 Steps To Tax Preparation
Call or email now for your tax appointment. Weekday, evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.
Reminder: Quarterly estimated taxes due 1/15
If you make quarterly estimated tax payments, remember that the 4th quarter payment is due Jan. 15. For federal, mail to:
P.O. Box 51000
San Francisco, CA 94151-5100
Haven't received your statements yet?
W-2 (wage) statements and 1099 forms (interest, dividends, other income) are required to be mailed by the end of January. If you are missing any of these forms that you are expecting, contact the payer. If you have moved recently, the payer may not have your new address.
K-1 schedules (from partnerships, S-corporations, trusts and estates) may arrive later. Issuers have until the due date of the entity's tax return to issue K-1's, so you may not see some K-1's until March or even April.
If you receive a corrected W-2 or 1099, check it against the original to see what changed, then destroy the earlier version. It no longer is valid and keeping it will only confuse you later (unless, of course, you want to challenge the correction with the payer).
Although taxes were collected briefly in the 1860's to pay for the Civil War, U.S. income taxes really began in 1913. Here are links if you'd like to see what the 1864 or 1913 tax return looked like. Things have gotten a tad more complicated since then.