You should not rush to be the first taxpayers on your block to have your taxes done. (Or wait too long.)
Congress never gave the IRS the authority to license tax preparers, a judge says. The IRS is appealing.
So you've chosen a tax professional to prepare your return. What information should you give them?
When preparing your tax return you are often given choices. Make sure you explore those choices fully.
You can no longer just tell the IRS that you put a five or 10 dollar bill in the collection plate each week.
Among other things, beware the preparer who promises you'll get money back.
The complexity of the Internal Revenue code leads to 'perverse' results, says the advocate's report.
You will also no doubt be getting unsolicited tax advice from non-experts. Ignore it.
There is not much new for the 2012 federal income tax return - other than the annual indexing for inflation.
Congress acted just in time, literally, on the fiscal cliff. But that didn't extend a 2% reduction in payroll tax.