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Hi this is Michael O'Leary from by-the-book taxes what we're going to talk about today are tax transcripts and why they matter the other day I had a client call me and he was very upset he had a problem he didn't get the full amount of his 2017 refund there were problems with prior year balances do so the IRS took some of the 17 refund to satisfy those so I'm trying to help him figure out what happened the way you do it is first of all to get a power of attorney with the client and they knew Paul transcripts transcripts show the detailed history of a client's recent tax activity some of the things you see on these transcripts or things reported to the IRS regarding income w2 income 1099 income investment income deductions mortgage interest payments that have been made whether through withholding or estimated payments credits refunds balances do pretty much everything five different tax transcripts we're really going to deal with the first four today the first one is the tax return transcript which looks very much like the actual 1040 tax return shows all these different line items and the dollar amounts the next transcript is the tax account which is more of a summary level which shows how much is owed penalties payments credits things like that the next transcript is the wage and income transcript which is basically a reporting of although income documents that the IRS received from third parties employers banks brokerage companies if you got 1099s from contractors or retirement distributions anything like that and the fourth one is called the record of account transcript which combines features of the tax return transcript and the tax account transcript it is critical to be able to read these transcripts and understand what they are telling you many times clients will say one thing but they don't necessarily give you all the information they don't tell you everything that happened so the best way before you can solve a client's problem is to understand the situation and the way you understand the situation is to pull the transcripts go over them on a line by line basis so you can actually see the history the transcripts are a road map and tell you how the client got from point A to where they are now here's some of the questions that the transcripts can help you answer what happened here how did the client end up hauling a bunch of money to the IRS or having their most recent refund the most recent refund for the current tax year taken to pay back taxes is the client telling you everything they don't always sometimes they'll say hey I got screwed my last tax professional made a lot of mistakes well guess what maybe some of that's true but maybe you didn't report all of your income on your tax return so that when you got a bill and

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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.
What tax transcript form should I fill out to find my old W2 forms to file for a tax return? -I have not filed before and I'm 53.?
I guess this link answers to your question: Transcript or Copy of Form W-2
For taxes, does one have to fill out a federal IRS form and a state IRS form?
No, taxes are handled separately between state and federal governments in the United States.The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) is a federal, not  state agency.You will be required to fill out the the necessary tax documentation for your federal income annually and submit them to the IRS by April 15th of that year. You can receive extensions for this, but you have to apply for those extensions.As far as state taxes go, 41 states require you to fill out an income tax return annually. They can either mail you those forms or they be downloaded from online. They are also available for free at various locations around the state.Nine states have no tax on personal income, so there is no need to fill out a state tax return unless you are a business owner.Reference:www.irs.gov
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 do you get old copies of W-2 forms?
As Jon indicates, go to Internal Revenue Service, under Tools select 'get transcript by mail.  Here you can request a Wage and Income transcript, it will contain all your tax info submitted to the IRS for the year you request, including the W-2 data.  Up until two months ago you could have looked at the info online immediately, but people illegally accessed hundreds of thousands of people records, so that option is gone for now.
How do I know if I owe the IRS taxes?
How do you know if you owe the internal revenue service taxes?There are three main ways you could find out if you owe the irs back taxes, you can find out over the phone, through the mail, or even online. I find that the most reliable way to find out if you owe back taxes by using the phone.Try one of theseOver the phoneThrough The MailTry OnlineIf you wish to try to find out what you owe online there was an online tool to help you figure out how much you owe.Try it here: https://www.irs.gov/payments/vie...In my opinion it's always best if you could talk to a person on the phone versus using an online tool or even through email, but many people often don't have such a good luck trying to contact an actual person to talk to that can help the situation.If you want to call the irs to find out how much you owe them here is the number.Personal filers:1 800 829-1040Businesses:1 800 829-4933As with anything else please make sure you have all your information in order before you call because the last thing you want to do is wait on the phone for a while only to have the call dropped or have to call back later.Make sure you actually owe?As with anything else the internal revenue service can make mistakes themselves so it's good to make sure that you actually owe them money before you start a process of paying the anything. If you're not sure you can get an accountant to help you or you can try to go through all your paperwork and past-due taxes to make sure that all your bookkeeping is in order that you're not short-changing yourself.My office is located in macon georgia and you would be amazed by how many people coming to the office not sure what they are or if they owe anything.If you suspect that you owe anything it's good to jump on the situation as soon as possible to try to avoid costly penalties or fines.What tax season comes a lot of scammers so you have to make sure that you actually owe the irs and that you're not giving your bank account information to a shady character. During tax time many people get letters and phone calls by individuals pretending to be the irs but they are actually scammers trying to steal bank information.CLS Accounting LLC4380 Mercer University DriveMacon, GA. 31206United States
How many tax forms does a small startup usually have to fill for the IRS?
It depends. Have you set up a separate legal entity, such as a C corporation or an LLC? Are you operating as a sole proprietor? Are you referring specifically to income tax returns? Depending on what kind of business you have, you may include additional schedules, election statements, informational forms to supplement your income tax returns.
How can you get tax transcript for your company from IRS?
Either complete form 4506T to get it by mail in ten days or grant authority to either a CPA or attorney who has electronic access to the IRS systems by signing form 2848 to get them sooner.
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