What is a substitute for return (SFR) and what should I do if the IRS files one for me?

September 15th, 2011

If you don’t file a tax return each year, the IRS will send you a notice reminding you to file your return.   If you fail to do so, the IRS will eventually prepare a substitute for return (SFR) for you using wage and other income information (such as 1099 income, interest, dividends and sa......

Filing date for Form 1040

February 15th, 2011

Filing date for Form 1040 – personal tax return Normally, the filing date for a Form 1040 is April 15 of each year unless that day falls on a weekend or a legal holiday. Since April 15, 2011 falls on a Friday, the question is why did the IRS change the filing date this year to April 18......

Great tax deduction for working moms who are nursing!

February 15th, 2011

In order to continue breast feeding once they return to the workplace, nursing mothers must use breast pumps to extract milk and store it to be fed later to their babies. Despite studies showing the positive effects of breast feeding both on infants and on nursing moms, the IRS had for a ......