H&R Block’s Message To Trump: We Want Tax Reform Too

It appears that Trump, the Republican front runner in the 2016 presidential election, is going after H&R Block via one of his many campaign rants. H&R Block’s Message To Trump is quite simple. He says that he wants the federal government to change the tax code so much that it puts H&R Block out of business. What does everyone think of the Trump tax reform plan?

The ability to make the federal tax code easier to understand has always prompted public debate. For the last twenty years, Steve Forbes has proposed a flat tax that requires just a one page tax return.

However, the United States tax code is still very hard for the average person to decipher because it has so many types of deductions, credits, exemptions and brackets to understand.

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This image depicts the total tax revenue (not adjusted for inflation) for the U.S. federal government from
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H&R Block Still Bows To The Expertise Of TurboTax

There is a simple reality that people seek from tax preparation software. You want to be sure you are getting the maximum tax refund with the easiest time doing so, but not having to hire someone or be a tax expert in order to do so. Until only a few years ago people would pay around 250 dollars to have someone prepare their taxes, which would take them less than an hour. I then discovered that these professionals use the same software that I can use online. The days of using tax preparers became numbered in my opinion, as I stopped using them. While you may still need to use a preparer depending on what deductions you have to write off and document, you can usually go without this expense nowadays.

There are many wonderful options on the Internet for people to use if you use a Mac or some … Read the rest

Filing Confusion Faced By U.S. Citizens Living Abroad, June Deadline

Expats wondering about filing and health care requirements, have the opportunity of taking advantage of the expert advice and assistance offered to them by H&R Block, who estimate 1 in 3 expats haven’t filed a 2013 return. They are facing a filing deadline of June 16th this year.

To be of the greatest help to these taxpayers, H&R Block last season launched a remote filing service, and for this tax season, expanding it even more.

Roland Sabates, who is the director of the expat filing services offered by H&R Block has said “U.S. expats may miss many things, but the tax deadline should not be one of them”.

To understand their U.S. tax obligations, there are three questions that expats should be answering:

Are they required to file?
Which foreign assets must they report and how does money in foreign accounts get reported?
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Filing Taxes After October 15

Filing Taxes In 2013 After October 15

If you were unable to pay your taxes earlier in the year, you might have been dreading the October 15th deadline for your deadline extension. Now that the 15th has come and gone, you might realize that you still have not filed – and that major problems may soon occur. Your first impulse should be to file as quickly as possible.

Luckily, even those who forget to file can still go through the process of filing taxes in 2013. Unfortunately, though, you will be without quite a few of the tools that you would normally use. Most of the web-based providers like TurboTax or TaxAct have shut down for the year as they prepare to transition from taxes 2013 to taxes 2014. E-filing has also been suspended in preparation for the 2014 tax season, meaning that you will not only have … Read the rest

Tax Preparation Reviews

Tax Preparation Reviews

TurboTax has always been very popular and a best selling tax preparation product. Clients continue to use TurboTax every year as it is easy to use. The reasons are very obvious; Turbo Tax directs you through the entire process step by step with frequent popup and assistance tips easing the process for you at your own ease and pace. One can work on the return any time during day or night, and also do it in go, or come back and continue after a few minutes here or there.

H&R Block is another leading and top selling product in tax preparation; that has built its own reputation on popularity, reliability and simplicity. Thousands of people use H&R Block to prepare their State and Federal tax returns each year as they trust the professionals. Some features include Tax Tips, along with a great knowledge center that offers … Read the rest

How to Settle Tax Debt for Less

How to Settle Tax Debt for Less

If you wish to settle down tax debt for less than there is only one common way to do so: simply with an offer in compromise; which means the IRS will agree to let you reimburse less than the actual amount to you want to pay. Though you can settle your tax debt for less, it is essential to bear in mind that you might not meet the criteria for an offer in compromise. The IRS accepts just about 15% of those that they receive

There are various situations when you are able to settle for less. They are:

  • Doubt as to liability- This is actually when you are not found at fault for the debt that has been considered.
  • Doubt as to collectability- Here you just cannot pay the tax debt now, and there is absolutely no reason to think that this
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