Tax Alerts

Online Refund Tool Update Allows Tracking of Previous Two Years' Refunds, IR-2022-109

The IRS has updated the “Where’s My Refund?” online tool and introduced a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years’ refunds. Taxpayers will need their Social Security number or ITIN, filing status and expected refund amount from the original filed tax return for the tax year they are checking. Using this online tool, taxpayers can start checking the status of their refund within 24 hours of e-fling a 2021 tax return, three or four days after e-filing a 2019 or 2020 return, or four weeks after mailing a return.

“We encourage those who expect a refund, but requested an extension, to file as soon as they’re ready. We process returns on a first-in basis, so the sooner the better,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. ” There’s really no reason to wait until October 17 if filers have the relevant information to file now. Free File is still available for extension recipients to use to prepare and file their federal tax return for free.”

The “Where’s My Refund?” tool allows taxpayers to track refund through return received, return approved and return sent stages. Additionally, the IRS continues to enhance the customer experience by enhancing and expanding digital tools that deliver improved services to taxpayers. Finally, the IRS informed taxpayers that there is no need to call the IRS to check on refund status unless it has been more than 21 days since the return was filed or the tool says the IRS can provide more information. If the IRS needs more information to process the return, the taxpayer will be contacted by mail.

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

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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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

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