If you are looking to find American tax relief, hiding from the IRS is not the way to do it. Through services by companies like Turbo Tax, you can stay ahead of your delinquent taxes, and avoid the penalties that this can accrue.
For people who have not yet filed their taxes, or owe back taxes to the IRS, it is best to start with finding out about your options. There is a solution for your problem, and it usually has to do with not putting off what needs to be done. Filing taxes late is better than not filing them at all. The sooner it is done, the sooner you can resolve your back taxes and limit added interest fees. The upside to acting fast is that you can begin to take control of your financial situation. The downside is that once the IRS decides to take action, you will immediately feel the impact. The IRS can put levies on your wages and bank accounts, and failure to file your tax returns is even punishable by jail time and a heavy fine – $10,000 per year that you have not filed.
Remember, however, that you do reserve the right to file your tax return, no matter how late it is. There reaches a point where tax relief will take more than just your own hard work. If you owe more than $15,000 in back taxes, you should consider hiring professional help from an attorney or a certified tax specialist.
Wieden & Kennedy is largely known for some of the most creative and bold works in recent times in advertising campaigns for brands like Nike and Coca Cola as well as Proctor and Gamble. Recently, in a move that was totally unforeseen, the company was chosen to handle purchasing of media for Turbo Tax a company owned by Intuit.
As announced by a spokesperson, the tax software specialist W&K is now in charge of all media buying for TurboTax a job that was initially handled by the Initiative. This is going to be a joint affair. The company’s New York office will manage purchasing, while the Portland HQ will manage the media planning aspect of this massive account. The Initiative has been unavailable for comment.
What makes this move so significant is that by and large media buying is a job that is handled by large, specialized organizations whose work includes being able to give their clients much better insights and rates considering the scale that they work on. However, with this particular move, it could be the beginning of times when scale is trumped by integration, especially with a client like TurboTax a Super Bowl advertiser. This may herald the beginning of a trend that is long talked about in the advertising world– the integration of marketing communications in terms of media and creativity.
This move by Turbo Tax was decided after an internal review process with undisclosed participants. The media and the creative reviews were done separately, but the results are what led to the move to consolidate it all.
Welcome to the August 20, 2013 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. We start this edition an article about filing back taxes from the blog 2009 Taxes by Bill Smith. John Schmoll takes a look at when is the right time to start saving money for retirement. Finally Daniel has an article on paying a personal tax to yourself from his site Sweating the Big Stuff. Hope you like the articles, like on Facebook, +1 with Google, and share the link on Twitter.
Bill Smith presents Phil Mickelson Needed to Pay 61% in Taxes For His Fame posted at 2010Taxes, saying, “Phil was recently ranked at number 7 in Forbes list that consisted of the highest earning athletes around the world but paying this heavy amount of taxes to the government(s) is really a tough thing to do for him.”
John Schmoll presents When Should You Start Saving for Retirement? posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Saving for retirement can be challenging for many. There are many excuses to use from not having enough money to it being too far away. However, by starting to save for retirement earlier rather than later, regardless of the amount, you put yourself in the best position possible.”
John Schmoll presents Investing in Stocks: Are You a Trader or Investor? Plus a Giveaway! posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “There are various strategies investors can implement in the stock market yet many do not stop to think which is best for them. This lack of preparation can significantly undermine their investing efforts and hinder their attempts to grow wealth and saving for retirement.”
Daniel presents Force Yourself To Save With A 100% Personal Tax posted at Sweating The Big Stuff, saying, “With income taxes, you pay the government for money you earn. But with a personal tax, you pay yourself for money you spend.”
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tax carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Can You Still File 2009 Taxes With Turbo Tax 2009?
Turbo Tax 2009 was released in late 2009 as a way for people to prepare and file their taxes themselves from a computer. The software guided users through the process and helped them to get the biggest tax refund possible. Turbo Tax is updated every year to stay current with tax laws, so to file your taxes you must use the version of the software from that tax year.
For 2009 taxes, this means you will need to use Turbo Tax 2009. You will not be able to e-file your taxes from 2009, but the software will let you print everything out you need so you can mail it in to the IRS. However, the IRS implements a time limit of three years on requesting tax refunds from any given year. Therefore, tax returns that were due on April 15 of 2009 had to be filed by April 15 of 2013 in order to receive the refund. If you had an extension on your taxes in 2009, which shifted the deadline to October, the latest date to file your return and receive a refund is in October of 2013.
This means that while it is still possible to file 2009 taxes with Turbo Tax 2009, the time period in which most people could actually receive a refund has passed. After the three-year period is gone, there is no way to get back any money you overpaid in taxes. In addition, you can no longer use that year’s refund to help pay taxes owed in another year.
Financial capability is a major part in an adult’s life. Finishing your degree and getting a job is needed in order to maintain a sustainable life, along with paying taxes. Tax which comes from the Latin word “taxo” meaning rate, is a monetary obligation given to individuals to support the government; it is not a donation or a voluntary contribution, rather it is an imposed donation as mandated by law. Taxes are necessary for the government to function and provide services to the people. There are two forms of taxes levied to individuals: direct and indirect. Direct taxes are imposed directly on the income or property/business of an individual while indirect taxes are imposed on commodities, sales, etc.
Get to Know Your Taxes
1. Payroll Taxes – tax which is taken out directly from an employee’s wages and calculated based on their earnings. This includes Income Tax Withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and Unemployment Taxes.
2. Property Taxes – these are imposed taxes based on property’s fair market value. Generally, it is imposed on realty but some jurisdictions may tax business properties, as well.
3. Sales Taxes – it is imposed on the retail price of commodities and services.
4. Inheritance or Estate Taxes – a levy paid by a person inheriting money or property from a deceased individual.
5. Gift Taxes – it is tax on property or money given by one living person to another. Some “gifts” are not taxed due to exemptions in taxation law.
Tax season begins and it’s time to file the necessary forms such as the W-2 form or the Wage and Tax statement. The W-2 form is an account of earnings (wages and other forms of compensation) that an employer must submit to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the end of the fiscal year. It is an employer’s account of their employee’s compensation and the withheld taxes on their paycheck.
Filing taxes is a gruesome and tiring task where companies or individuals hire professionals in order to file accurate accounts. TurboTax offers a stress-free tax season.
TurboTax in Action
TurboTax helps in filing the necessary taxes along with tax deductions that the company deserves. They ask questions which are relevant to the company’s profile enabling them to see which taxes suit you along with the corresponding deductions to benefit the business. No need to worry about calculations; they will do it all. They will be there every step of the way. Their experienced and expert employees have handled taxes for years and know exactly what works on behalf of the business.
Another feature of TurboTax is that it’s done online. No need to visit a tax store, it’s just a download and a click away. The main idea is to maximize time for other things and not all on taxes, no need to pull your hair out and burn the midnight oil. They handle the IRS too, if they have any questions regarding your taxes.
No need to have your W-2 handy, they can get it from the company. Are you indecisive about which product to get? They can assist in the decision making. No need to worry about making a mistake, they can double check to avoid any penalties; if the IRS still finds mistakes, they’ll pay for your penalty plus interest.
Are the refunds taking too long to be released? They can get it fast for you through efile and direct deposit at no extra charge. Worried about not owning a bank account? Don’t worry; they can have it mailed to you.
When you use TurboTax to file your taxes, you may notice that you can write off the money that you gave to charities. This is a good way to reduce your total tax bill or get a bigger return, and you get to help the victims of tragedies at the same time. However, the IRS has said that taxpayers like yourself need to be aware of common charity scams that can cheat you out of your money.
Many charity scams crop up after every tragedy, and the ones in Boston and Texas are no exception. Most of the time, charity scams will be set up to look like real charities that you may have reported contributions to on TurboTax before. They could mimic the name, the color scheme and other important aspects. Always make sure that you check with the IRS to see if the charity is verified before donating.
It is also important that you never give out your social security number, your credit card numbers, or any other personal information. Some charity scams will use these things to steal your identity, and they can then steal your money later on, above and beyond what you donate so that you can write it off on TurboTax. On top of this, you never want to donate cash just in case the organization is a charity scam. It is easier to report transactions on TurboTax if you donate with a check or a credit card, and this means that you have a record of the transaction if it is a scam.