Overwhelmed IRS Braces for 2022 Tax Season

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The pandemic has hit the IRS hard over the last couple of years. From budget cuts to staff shortages, the 2020 and 2021 backlog of returns means that the IRS will face a major uphill battle this tax season. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s report to Congress, there are massive processing issues happening. Erin…

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Properly Preparing for the 2021 Tax Season

2021 tax season

While the pandemic still carries on, Tax Day in the United States has return to its traditional deadline of April 15th. Those who remember filing federal income taxes later last year (it was pushed to July 15th in 2020) will need to prepare accordingly. Like in all other years past, tax returns must be postmarked…

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Does It Makes Sense to Be Charitable for Tax Purposes?

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The act of giving to charity is something has been at the forefront of many American’s minds lately. From dealing with the pandemic fallout to grappling with the social issues that have plagued the nation, thinking about those struggling often inspires giving. COVID-19 has had a major impact on the country, and of course the…

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Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

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While the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A. is steadfast in banding together to make sure that we are handling things to the best of our ability. From our internal team to our valued clients, we are taking every measure possible to maintain a safe, healthy environment. Preparing for…

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Are You Ready to File Your 2019 Taxes?

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Tax season is just a couple of weeks away and that means that it is time for taxpayers to start preparing. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially announced that come Monday, January 27, 2020, they will be ready to process 2019 tax returns. Tax filers must file by the April 15th deadline and should…

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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid This Tax Season

Tax Audit

An unfortunate combination of the government shutdown and the usual millions of tax returns needed to be processed has resulted in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrambling to get things back in order. Now that the IRS has reopened, its employees are working diligently to resume their regular operations. On January 28th, the IRS opened…

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10 Tax Deductions Disappearing in 2018

Tax Reform

Most people are aware that when the tax reform bill came into law (the Tax Jobs and Cuts Act of 2017) a lot of changes were on the horizon. However, many are still largely unaware of the specifics regarding those changes and how they will impact both individuals and corporations. As the tax-related provisions were…

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Tax-Related Identity Theft

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Tax season is here and, unfortunately, that means identity theft is something that everyone should be aware of and ready to prevent. Tax-related identity theft has been rising over the last several years and is forecasted to continue. As such, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented a variety of measures to arm taxpayers with…

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11 Common Tax Filing Mistakes

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The late John Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen”. While a college basketball coach (who happens to rank first in NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four appearances) may seem irrelevant to filing taxes, the truth is that paying meticulous attention to detail is absolutely critical…

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7 Actions That Could Get You Audited By the IRS


Contrary to popular belief, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seldom audits taxpayers. In fact, only about 1 percent of all tax returns processed are subject to an IRS audit. However, it is interesting to note that historically wealthier individuals and the most successful of businesses are more likely to get audited, compared to low to…

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