Your Taxes: Make Easily And Correctly

Traverse City tax expert Frank Ellis shows how to enter the pertinent information regarding your 2014 Taxes into the current year’s IRS income tax return. He points out the many benefits and aspects of the popular TurboTax software. His newly published article takes readers step by step through the process of moving the information they have posted in the previous year’s tax returns to the current returns to be finished and sent off to the Internal Revenue Service.

Frank Ellis shows how to access the details from an online account in TurboTax or from a file that has been saved on an individual’s computer. He reveals TurboTax 2015 specifics so the user can benefit most from the software and obtain the best refund from the Internal Revenue Service that is legal and possible.

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A great benefit of TurboTax software is that there is no need to re-enter information. This way, filing is much quicker, and there is less chance of making a mistake. The user can also transfer information from other files; this is a very convenient automated feature.

Frank Ellis elaborates that TurboTax users really do get larger refunds and that importing tax information from many information sources is made quick and easy. There’s no more looking for paper documents to enter financial details because TurboTax does all this automatically.

Simplicity, security and safety are highlighted in the article. It points out that many taxpayers do not notice or are ill-informed about important money saving tax details. TurboTax shows users the credits, deductions, and filing deadlines that they need to file their taxes efficiently and correctly, getting the largest possible refund.

In addition, Ellis says individuals should invest in a tax refund calculator as this tool estimates the taxpayer‘s possible refund. Armed with this knowledge, users can adjust their withholding and spending habits to make sure that tax filing goes as well as possible.

This tax refund calculator is very convenient and takes some of the anxiety out of the filing process. Knowing the approximate amount of a tax refund ahead of time helps people prepare wisely for their financial year ahead of time.

For more information about TurboTax or how to use the software online for this year’s tax season, go to .

Changes For Tax Filing

Tax season is upon us and even though the filing deadline is months away we all need to be prepared ahead of time. The required documents for each of us will arrive in the mail in the month of January so everyone who plans to file taxes needs to start preparing files and documents that have tax implications.

New for 2012 is the fact that the The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gave taxpayers an extra two days to file taxes this year. April 15th falls on a Sunday and the 16th is Emancipation Day (an observed District of Colombia holiday) so April 17 is the last day that regular tax forms will be received as “on time”. Individuls who are unable or unwilling to file by April 17th may file for an extension and in that case the deadline is October 15th. This extension date is for filing purposes ONLY and is not applicable for individuals who must PAY taxes. If one does not meet the respective deadline then penalties and interest may result as a consequence.

Some people elect to pay their taxes quarterly and in this case the next payment is due on January 16th. The remaining dates for quarterly payments are April 17, June 15 and September 17.

Brokerage firms are now required to report proceeds from the sale of stocks and mutual funds as well as the complete cost basis of investments that have been sold. Individuals and businesses who need to report capital gains should use the new Form 8949 to file such reports.

The rates for calculating business mileage has also changed due to gas prices and inflation. Use a rate of 51 cents per mile up to June 30, 2011 and change to a rate of 55.5 cents per mile from July 1 through December 31. This is the business rate alone; moving and medical mileage is 23 cents per mile and charities can deduct 14 cents per mile.

Individuals making a 2011 tax filing should be aware that the tax credit for first-time home buyers has expired for everyone except those who serve in the military or Foreign Service. The Making Work Pay credit has been eliminated as well, so the $400 single/$800 joint credit against liabilities is no longer valid. For a full list of changes visit irs.gov.