2013 taxes

IRS: Someone Will Be With You … Sometime Today

Posted on 02/17/2014 by |Money and Work | Comments

Money & SavingsHello, IRS? Is anyone there? That’s what you might be asking if you call the IRS with questions about your 2013 tax return. The agency says today starts one of the busiest weeks of the tax filing season for the IRS phone lines. So make yourself comfortable and settle in. You’re likely to be on hold longer than the 17.6 minutes customers waited last year to speak with someone. You think that’s bad? Some 20 million people, or 39 percent …

Some Tax Tips to Heed Ahead of the Deadline

Posted on 02/28/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsThe deadline to file your tax return is approaching, so it’s important you know how to get every refund, credit and deduction you can. Here are some to consider: Long-term care insurance premiums. The older you are, the higher the portion you can claim. Here’s the scale: Age 41 to 50, $660; 51 to 60, $1,310; 61 to 70, $3,500; 71 or over, $4,370. Medical necessities. Did you know you can deduct expenses for things like hearing aids and batteries, …