How could the federal government and state governments make it easier to fill out tax returns?
Individuals who don't own businesses spend tens of billions of dollars each year (in fees and time) filing taxes. Most of this is unnecessary. The government already has most of the information it asks us to provide. It knows what are wages are, how much interest we earn, and so on. It should provide the information it has on the right line of an electronic tax return it provides us or our accountant. Think about VISA. VISA doesn't send you a blank piece of paper each month, and ask you to list all your purchases, add them up and then penalize you if you get the wrong number. It sends you a statement with everything it knows on it. We are one of the only countries in the world that makes filing so hard. Many companies send you a tentative tax return, which you can adjust. Others have withholding at the source, so the average citizen doesn't file anything.California adopted a form of the above -- it was called ReadyReturn. 98%+ of those who tried it loved it. But the program was bitterly opposed by Intuit, makers of Turbo Tax. They went so far as to contribute $1 million to a PAC that made an independent expenditure for one candidate running for statewide office. The program was also opposed by Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist. The stated reason was that the government would cheat taxpayers. I believe the real reason is that they want tax filing to be painful, since they believe that acts as a constraint on government programs.
How do I submit income tax returns online?
Here is a step by step guide to e-file your income tax return using ClearTax. It is simple, easy and quick.From 1st July onwards, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar and mention it in your IT returns. If you have applied for Aadhaar, you can mention the enrollment number in your returns.Read our Guide on how to link your PAN with Aadhaar.Step 1.Get startedLogin to your ClearTax account.Click on ‘Upload Form 16 PDF’ if you have your Form 16 in PDF format.If you do not have Form 16 in PDF format click on ‘Continue Here’Get an expert & supportive CA to manage your taxes. Plans start @ Rs.799/-ContinueWhat are you looking for?Account & Book KeepingCompany RegistrationGST RegistrationGST Return FilingIncome Tax FilingTrademark RegistrationOtherStep 2.Enter personal infoEnter your Name, PAN, DOB and Bank account details.Step 3.Enter salary detailsFill in your salary, employee details (Name and TAN) and TDS.Tip: Want to claim HRA? Read the guide.Step 4.Enter deduction detailsEnter investment details under Section 80C(eg. LIC, PPF etc., and claim other tax benefits here.Tip: Do you have kids?Claim benefits on their tuition fees under Section 80CStep 5.Add details of taxes paidIf you have non-salary income,eg. interest income or freelance income, then add tax payments that are already made. You can also add these details by uploading Form 26ASStep 6.E-file your returnIf you see “Refund” or “No Tax Due” here, Click on proceed to E-Filing.You will get an acknowledgement number on the next screen.Tip: See a “Tax Due” message? Read this guide to know how to pay your tax dues.Step 7: E-VerifyOnce your return is file E-Verify your income tax return
While paying eTax and filling out a tax return file, it asked me to put a code for 11c or N11c. What should I do with this option?
Hello Sir,In my opinonCode 11c: for Penalty in the normal proceedings, where the order is issued after giving proper noticeCode N11c: Penalty under IDS can be classified in this code, since the Form 2 can be treated as order [ so that it can be interpreted as order other than under Sec 271(1)(c) ]If you have nothing to do with these, you can ignore and fill the remaining and submit.
How can I fill out the income tax return of the year 2016-17 in 2018?
There is no option to file online return but you can prepare an offline return and went to the officer of your jurisdiction income tax commissioner and after his permission you can file the return with his office.
Does every adult US citizen have to fill out an IRS tax return?
They don’t.If you earn no income. you don’t have to fill out a return.If you earn under a certain amount, you don’t have to fill out a return.If you earned money and had an adequate payroll deduction to earn a refund, you don’t have to fill out a return (you would however, forfeit your refund by doing so).Whether to file a return depends on your income, your situation and in some cases, whether you wish to collect a refund due to you.
How much would an accountant charge me for filling out a Quarterly Federal Tax Return (941) in Texas?
For full service payroll I charge $100 per month for up to 5 employees. That includes filing the federal and state quarterly returns and year end W2's.If you just need the 941 completed and you have all of your payroll records in order, then the fee would be $50 to prepare the form for you. Note that you also need to file a quarterly return with TWC if you have Texas employees.
How can you contact someone that is experienced in filling out a transcript of Tax Return Form 4506-T?
You can request a transcript online at Get Transcript. That should be easier and quicker than filling out the form. Otherwise any US tax professional should be able to help you.
Are tax returns easier or harder to fill out than last year?
Tax returns in general should be much easier to complete than last year.Many more people will be using the standard deduction rather than going through the extra steps required to itemize. The roughly doubling of the standardized deduction, limitations placed on deductibility of state and local taxes and elimination of some miscellaneous deductions will drive filers to the standardized deduction.Raising the Alternative Minimum Tax exemption will dramatically reduce the number of filers who will be affected by AMT again making filing easier.Those changes reduced my tax preparation time by 50%.