1. Get Your Tax Refund Early in Advance – 2020 Tax Tips

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    Tax season is just around the corner and even though the IRS is not accepting the returns just yet, there are already options out there to get the refund early. H&R Block offers some type of early refund advance every year and there are already details on what’s available this...
  2. Filing Taxes During A Government Shutdown

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    It appears that despite all the partisan politics, the lawmakers were able to agree on the government spending bill and avoid the government shutdown. The proposed budget still needs the president’s signature, so it is anything but a done deal. Multiple media outlets have reported that the president intends to...
  3. The 2020 Tax Season is Here – Get Ready To File Your Taxes

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    With tax season here again, this is a very good time to start thinking about taxes and getting your documents in order. It is also the last chance to make adjustments (between now and December 31st) that will impact what you will report early next year. There are few other...
  4. Can non-resident aliens use TurboTax? 2021 Update

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    Yes! Non-resident aliens earning money or doing business in the U.S. have to file U.S. tax returns. The appropriate form is 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. TurboTax, as well as other tax preparation software like H&R Block at Home, does not support those forms. A non-resident alien can either use services of...
  5. New Features in TurboTax for 2020

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    Every year tax preparation software developers implement improvements to make the process of tax preparation as uncomplicated and relaxing as it gets. But there is only so much that can be done to simplify the entire experience. Other than updates to the tax law, it has proven difficult to make...
  6. How do TurboTax and H&R Block Work? Tax Tips 2020

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    Online tax preparation software companies are in the business of walking the taxpayers through all the stages of a tax return and completing the process on their own. In a nutshell, the process focuses on providing information to a series of questions; the answers populate the tax return and all...
  7. 2019 Tax Brackets – 2020 Tax Help

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    New tax brackets have been released for income earned in calendar year 2019 for taxes due on April 15th. In 2020 that day falls on Wednesday. By releasing the tax brackets at this time, the IRS is giving the taxpayers roughly 6 weeks to make last minute adjustments to income...
  8. H&R Block Emerald Advance

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    What is H&R Block Emerald Advance and is it worth it? Beginning on November 18th (all throughout January 10th) you can visit any of the H&R Block locations to apply for the card. The card is essentially a line of credit that for many of its users works as advance...
  9. October 15th 2019: Deadline to file taxes after extension

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    Next Tuesday marks the deadline to file taxes for individuals who filed for extension. In order to minimize the cost of taxation, taxpayers who filed for extension, and especially those who didn’t, should do the following: File tax returns Pay as much as feasible, if owing anything Filing by the...
  10. Summary of the Best Tax Software in 2019

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    The bulk of the tax returns have been already processed and the available software have gone through a lot of review and scrutiny. Here are some highlights if you’re still wavering between the options. Overall, all the most popular products have received top scores from different reviewers. A decision to...