Stories tagged with: IRS

March 4, 2015 - 6:31am
21 weeks 1 day ago

The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an elaborate IRS phone scam. 

Authorities said that a caller claims to be from the IRS and says you owe taxes. They may threaten to arrest you if you don't pay, they may rig the caller ID to look like a call from the IRS or law enforcement and know all or part of your social security number.

Officials said if you get a call like this know that the IRS doesn't demand immediate payment without notifying you by...

January 13, 2015 - 8:39am
28 weeks 2 days ago

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February 11, 2014 - 9:21am
1 year 24 weeks ago

As many prepare to put together their taxes for this season there's some things to keep in mind.

A spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service said that besides miscalculation mistakes on forms the other mistake people often make is not taking advantage of deductions and tax credits.

One is the Earned Income Tax Credit which can save someone up to $6,000.

"Folks who's income is $51-52,000 or less should check it out and see if they might be eligible for the Earned...

February 10, 2014 - 12:24pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

Filing's under way for this year's tax season.

An Internal Revenue Service spokesperson said that filing for tax season began January 31 and will end on April 15. Those making above $10,000 must file a return.

When filing the IRS said it's helpful to keep documents such as receipts for income, expenses and child care organized. Using tax prep software can also take some of the headaches away.

"A lot of people have found that using tax software can really help them...

March 26, 2013 - 12:08pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

An estimated 25-30 percent of Ohioans will wait until the final two weeks to file taxes.

If you're one of those waiting until the last moment to submit your 2012 return you can file an extension. The catch is you will still have to pay if you owe and will get a late filing penalty.

"It will buy you an additional 6 months to submit your return," explained IRS Spokesperson Jennifer Jenkins. "Any tax due is technically due by midnight on April 15. So, the key is even...

February 16, 2012 - 5:23pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

With the tax season in full swing many taxpayers have questions regarding their state and federal returns.

Internal Revenue Service Spokeswoman Jennifer Jenkins said it's important to make sure your personal information is kept safe.

"Social Security numbers, their personal information; birthdates, financial information, bank account numbers, that sort of thing. Just hold that information close don't widely disseminate it, and that's one way to kind of make yourself a hard...

January 27, 2012 - 6:49pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

If you filed your tax return early you may see a delay in receiving your refund check.

The IRS is holding refund checks on tax returns filed before Wednesday because of a computer glitch affecting a new fraud detection and prevention system.
Susan Elliot from the Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has been getting calls all day from concerned citizens, and said a delay in sending out the checks is actually a security precaution.

"There really isn't any problem with it...

April 18, 2011 - 5:17pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The deadline for filing your taxes with the IRS is Monday at midnight.

The last collection for mail in Zanesville was at 6 p.m. Postmaster Steve Williams said they stopped extending their hours on Tax Day several years ago.

"Now 72% of all Americans are doing their taxes online, it's really a non-event for us the windows not as heavy and the letter mail quite frankly is not as much as use to be," he said.

While it's too late to mail out your taxes here in town,...

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