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With tax season in full swing, some people are already thinking of their tax refund. That’s why today we debunk the most common myth about tax refunds and share some other important considerations you should keep in mind.

The Most Common Myth About Tax Refunds, Debunked

With tax season in full swing, some people are already thinking of their tax refund. That’s why today we debunk the most common myth about tax refunds and share some other important considerations you should keep in mind.  

The Most Common Myth About Tax Refunds, Debunked

One of the most common misconceptions about tax refunds is that if you receive a tax refund this year, that means you don’t have to adjust your withholding for 2021. This is false.

The truth is that it’s important to make adjustments now to avoid mistakes on your return next year.  

One of the most important things you should do from a tax standpoint is to adjust your tax withholding with your employer. You can do this easily using the Online Tax Withholding Estimator. This simple verification will help you determine whether your employer is withholding the right amount of tax.  

Other Important Considerations

Don’t forget to adjust your withholding if you get married, get a divorce, have a child, or adopt. All these life events impact your taxes.  

In some cases, your refund may be smaller than expected. This may happen for a variety of reasons. For example, you may have made a math errors, or you may owe taxes from past years o other federal non-tax obligations such as student loans and child support.

Contrary to what many people believe, actions like calling the IRS or ordering a tax transcript won’t help you get a more accurate date for your tax refund. If you want to check the status and date of your refund, the only reliable source is the online tool Where’s My Refund.

Need Help With Your Taxes? Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Do you need help filing your 2020 tax return? Do you want to learn more about Economic Impact Payments? At JT Tax Services, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email (info@jttaxservices.com), telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.

The May 17 deadline to file your taxes is almost here, so it’s worth keeping in mind that even if you can’t pay your taxes in full, you still have to file on time. If you have difficulties paying your taxes in full this 2021, don't worry. Keep reading to learn more about your options.

File Your Taxes by May 17 Even if You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill in Full

The May 17 deadline to file your taxes is almost here, so it’s worth keeping in mind that even if you can’t pay your taxes in full, you still have to file on time. If you have difficulties paying your taxes in full this 2021, don’t worry. Keep reading to learn more about your options.

Make Sure to File by May 17

First off, make sure to file by the May 17 deadline to avoid a failure-to-pay penalty. If you can’t file your return by the due date, you can request an extension that will give you until October 15, 2021, to file your return. If you do get an extension, remember that this is an extension to file, not an extension to pay, so you still have to pay at least a portion of your taxes by May 17.

Pay as Much as Possible by May 17

If you can’t pay your taxes in full, you should still file your return by the May deadline and pay as much as you can to avoid penalties and interest. In some cases, the IRS is able to waive penalties, but not the interest charges on unpaid tax bills. Throughout this process, you may find useful to seek the assistance of a tax professional who can offer guidance and advice.  

Set Up a Payment Plan

If you cannot pay your taxes in full by May 17, you can also set up a payment plan to pay your tax bill in more manageable installments. You can apply for a payment plan online or using Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request. Also in this case, the assistance of tax professional can prove invaluable to ensure that the process is agile, fast, and stress-free.

Need Help With Your Taxes? Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Do you need help filing your 2020 tax return? Do you want to learn more about Economic Impact Payments? At JT Tax Services, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email (info@jttaxservices.com), telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.

Everything You Need to Know About Tax Refunds This 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Tax Refunds This 2021

If you already filed your tax return, chances are that you are already looking forward to your refund. That’s why today we bring you everything you need to know about tax refunds this 2021, from how to verify the status of your refund to how long could it take for your refund to arrive.

How Can I Verify the Status of My Refund?

Verifying the status of your refund has never been this easy. All you have to do is access the IRS online tool Where’s My Refund? with some basic information on hand:

  • Your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • The filing status on your tax return (single, married filing jointly, etc.)
  • The exact amount of your refund

You can start verifying the status of your refund 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of a return filed electronically or four weeks after mailing a paper return.

How Long Will It Take for My Refund to Arrive?

Generally speaking, refunds are issued within 21 days, but this is far from a hard-and-fast rule. There are some factors that may delay your refund, for example:

  • A return that includes errors or is incomplete.
  • A return affected by identity theft or fraud.
  • Some banks do not process payments on weekends or holidays.

Since it’s not possible to establish with certainty when your refund will arrive, it’s a Good idea to not count on receiving your refund by a certain date, especially if you plan to use that money to make payments.

Some Additional Notes

These are some pointers about tax refunds worth keeping in mind:

  • Where’s My Refund? is updated once a day, usually overnight, so it’s not necessary to check it more tan once every 254 hours.
  • Calling the IRS won’t speed up your refund. The information you get by phone is the same as in Where’s My Refund?
  • Should the IRS need more information to process your return, they will contact you by mail.  

Need Help With Your Taxes? Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Do you need help filing your 2020 tax return? Do you want to learn more about Economic Impact Payments? At JT Tax Services, we give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email (info@jttaxservices.com), telephone (805-984-8890), or through our social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.