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What Happens If You Don't Pay Quarterly Tax Installments on Time?

If you're self-employed or you have income from which taxes aren't withheld, the Internal Revenue Service requires you to make estimated tax payments each quarter. By the time tax day rolls around, you should have already paid most of the taxes you owed. It that isn't the case, ...

Do I Owe Taxes on Unclaimed Funds?

The U.S. government requires all income to be taxed in the year when it becomes recognized. If you come across funds that were previously unclaimed, you might feel lucky, but you may still be obliged to pay taxes on this newfound cash, depending on the source. Administrators of ...

Is it Illegal to Not File Taxes?

Filing taxes every year is not something to look forward to, but it's necessary nevertheless. While not everyone needs to file taxes to be in compliance with tax codes, most adults who earn money do. The legal and monetary penalties for not filing taxes depend on your reason for ...

Can I E-File a Return With a Deceased Spouse?

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service improves the electronic filing system, making it possible for nearly everyone to file taxes electronically. In 2012, almost 100 million taxpayers e-filed and the IRS expects this number to increase about 17 percent by 2018. If your ...

How to Sign Tax Return if Taxpayer Dies Before Filing Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service collects income taxes, even for taxpayers who died during the year. The surviving spouse -- if there is one -- can file and sign the return. An estate executor or a personal representative, who is often a relative of the deceased, can also sign the ...

How to Report an IRA Distribution That Was Refunded Within 60 Days

Since individual retirement accounts carry special tax benefits, you generally have to report the movement of money into and out of an IRA. If you take a distribution from your IRA, you have to notify the IRS when you file your taxes. If you return the distribution within 60 ...

Can You Use "Various" in the "Date Acquired" Column of Schedule D?

Beginning with tax year 2011, the Internal Revenue Service changed how you report the sale of capital assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Formerly, you reported the details on Schedule D-1 and summarized the information on Schedule D. In the new scheme, you use Form ...

Disadvantage of Electronic Filing

E-filing your taxes might appear to be the easiest, most convenient solution, but sometimes appearances can be deceiving. A few disadvantages associated with e-filing might make you think twice the next time you are filing a tax return. By knowing the cons of filing and not just ...

How to Sign Federal Tax Forms If Your Spouse Is Deceased

When your spouse dies, one of the somber duties that must be undertaken is the filing of the final tax return. You have to include the decedent's income until the date of death, along with your own income, if your filing status is married filing jointly, completing Internal ...

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