Filing your taxes for free

Tax time is agonizing for many as they try to navigate the maze of rules and forms that is the Internal Revenue Service. Computer programs have made it much easier to calculate your taxes for cheap. Before you pickup a program at the store or consider hiring a CPA or tax professional, check to see…

IRS offers guidance on airline refunds

The IRS is finally announcing guidelines for tax refunds related to the expiration of federal excise taxes on airline tickets. This comes just days after JetBlue announced a plan to offer refunds. The IRS is asking the airlines to issue the refunds since they have all the details on the passenger’s itinerary, fees paid, and…

Tracking your tax refund

The tax season got off to a late start because of changes the IRS had to make to its system to reflect the tax breaks that were passed in late 2010.  Tens of thousands of people in just Ohio waited until the last two weeks to file. If this is you, no matter where you…

Filing your taxes for free

If you itemize, you can officially begin filing your taxes today and the return will be processed. Up until this point, the IRS was not processing returns while it updated its computer system to account for the tax breaks that were added at the end of 2010. Filing your taxes doesn’t have to break the…