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​​​IRS Tax Tips


I. IRS Reminds Seniors to Remain on Alert to Phone Scams during Tax Season

WASHINGTON – With the 2017 tax season underway, the IRS reminds seniors to remain alert to aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim to be IRS employees, but are not.


II. What to Know about Late Filing and Late Paying Penalties
April 18, 2017 was the tax day deadline for most people. If you are due a refund there is no penalty if you file a late tax return. But if you owe tax, and you failed to file and pay on time, you will usually owe interest and penalties on the tax you pay late.

III. Child Tax Credit – 10 Important Facts to Know

The Child Tax Credit is an important tax credit that may be worth as much as $1,000 per qualifying child depending upon your income. 


IV. Capital Gains and Losses – 10 Helpful Facts to Know

When a person sells a capital asset, the sale normally results in a capital gain or loss. A capital asset includes inherited property or property someone owns for personal use or as an investment.