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** If you are a New Client, mention this website and receive $10 OFF your tax preparation or first invoice.
Existing clients, we are offering our "Returning Client Discount" - a percentage off of your tax preparation invoice (up to 5% OFF).
If you need additional time to gather your tax information, we can assist with a TAX EXTENSION to extend out the time to file your return. An EXTENSION is a way to push out your deadline for filing your tax return to October 15th for Individual Income Tax (if a balance due there will be interest and late payment penalty assessed from the various taxing authorities for tax paid after the original deadline). The cost of filing an EXTENSION for you is $30 to cover the Federal, State, School District, and City filings.
STIMULUS FUNDS FROM 2020 AND 2021
If you have not received the 1st Stimulus ($1,200 each adult - March/April 2020), 2nd Stimulus ($600 each adult - January 2021), or the 3rd Stimulus ($1,400 each adult - March 2021), you may be eligible to amend your tax return and receive the additional funds. Income must have met certain thresholds, and there were additional amounts for dependents during some of the Stimulus funds. If you are missing a Stimulus and are entitled to the amount, the only way to receive the funds is to amend the Tax Return for Tax Year 2020 and/or Tax Year 2021. There is a cost of preparing and submitting an amendment. Please call for a time to come in an sit with a preparer to see if you are eligible for any additional Stimulus Funds.
TAX YEAR 2021 ONLY – CHILD TAX CREDIT CHANGES!
For the months of July 2021 through December 2021, the IRS will be sending monthly payments to eligible families with children. These payments are advance payments towards the 2021 tax return Child Tax Credits that have increased. The American Rescue Plan calls for the IRS to send out a check (or direct deposit) from July 2021 through December 2021 to eligible families (six payments). These payments would account for half of the family’s 2021 child tax credit.
- Monthly payments for a child under age 6, would be $300 per month
- Monthly payments for a child age 6 and over, would be $250 per month
For Tax Year 2021, the Child Tax Credit will be $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per child age 6 to 17. These payments are pre-payments towards this increased credit.
A Family can opt out of this pre-payment of the 2021 Child Tax Credit by going to the IRS site – there will be a portal created to opt out (similar to the stimulus portal).
** If you receive these payments, please keep track of all payments – this will be adjusted on the 2021 Individual Income Tax Return next year. There is a Child Tax Credit Tracker on the Newsletter Tab of this website!
Get ready today to file your federal income tax return.
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February 25, 2015
Fighting Identity Theft & Income Tax Fraud For Ohio Tax Payers
Did You Get an Identity Confirmation Quiz Letter? The State of Ohio is sending these letters out to individuals who have filed a State of Ohio Tax Return for Tax Year 2014. These letters started going out for the first time this year. The news reported that 1% of tax payers will receive these letters. We have received multiple calls from clients that have received them. We recommend going to the ohio.gov webste at www.
ohio.gov and clicking on
"tax forms and information tab". The page will display the following information:
With income tax fraud and identity theft on the rise, the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) is committed to safeguarding taxpayer dollars by increasing security measures. The identity confirmation quiz is just one of the tools ODT is using to prevent fraudsters from receiving a refund as a result of identity theft.
If you received a letter from us, you’ll need to complete a simple quiz to confirm your identity. If you did not receive a letter, the quiz is not available to you. The quiz should take just a few minutes of your time. Once you have successfully completed the quiz ODT will continue processing your return.
For more details regarding the quiz, watch the tutorial below:
If you have trouble viewing the video on this page, click here to view the video directly on YouTube
We recommend going to the ohio.gov website and not use the link provided in the letter. When you go through the different tabs to find the quiz, the web address of that page should match the web address given in the letter. If the two addresses do not match, then the letter you received is a scam. If you have any questions, you can contact the office, talk to someone at the State Office, or take the quiz online at the office. Thank you.
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