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IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Conveniently Check Tax Refund Status

The IRS has reminded taxpayers that the fastest and easiest way to check on tax refunds is by using the Where’s My Refund? tool (the tool) on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go mobile app. The IRS encouraged individuals to file a return this year to get child-related tax credits that were expanded by the American Rescue Plan. These include the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Credit. The IRS reminded taxpayers that filing electronically and using direct deposit is the fastest way to file an accurate return and receive a tax refund. Taxpayers can use the tool to check their refund status within 24 hours after an e-filed return is received or four weeks after the taxpayer mails a paper return. The tool’s tracker displays progress through three phases:

Most tax refunds are issued within 21 days. However, the IRS provided a list of reasons why some tax refunds may take longer. The IRS will contact taxpayers by mail if more information is needed to process a return. Further, the IRS informed taxpayers that the agency cannot issue Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refunds before mid-February. This is due to the changes to the tax law made by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. The tool and the IRS2Go app are updated for most early EITC or ACTC filers with an estimated deposit date by February 19, if they file their taxes early. If a filer claimed the EITC or the ACTC, they could expect to get their refund by March 1 if:

The IRS informed taxpayers that ordering a tax transcript will not help them get their refund faster or find out when they will get their refund. Further, the information available on the tool is the same information available to IRS telephone assistors. Taxpayers can find answers to questions, forms and instructions and other easy-to-use tools at IRS.gov.

FL - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

Florida provides guidance regarding property tax relief for residential properties rendered uninhabitable for 30 days or more due to Hurricanes […]

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FL - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Florida will follow the corporate income tax relief granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Hurricane Nicole affected taxpayers […]

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FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals has announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Askey, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, […]

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Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

The IRS has appointed Courtney Kay-Decker as the new Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer today. Kay-Decker will lead IRS efforts […]

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Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

The IRS stated that, for 2022, general guidelines for electronic substitutes to paper Forms W-4 can be found in the […]

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IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

TIGTA Launches New Website

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, announced a redesign of the agency’s website, to better serve […]

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TIGTA Launches New Website

FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a further extension of time for certain individuals to file a Report of […]

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FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

Beginning January 1, 2023, the combined Florida state and local sales and use tax rate for Alachua County is 7.5%. […]

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FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced

The 2023 Florida motor fuel, diesel fuel, and aviation fuel tax rates are announced. Annual adjustments to the state fuel […]

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FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced

IRS Issues Fact Sheet on Hobby vs. Business Income, FS-2022-38

The IRS has issued a fact sheet related to differentiating between taxpayers’ hobbies and businesses. There are several factors that […]

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IRS Issues Fact Sheet on Hobby vs. Business Income, FS-2022-38