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Expect Delays: A Guide to This Year's Tax Season

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2:03 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Americans can’t file their income taxes fast enough — but they should brace for some unwelcome news in their 2020 refunds The IRS has received approximately 21% more individual returns than the agency received last year by Feb. 7, which was 12 days into the tax season last year The IRS has received approximately 21% more individual returns than the agency received last year by Feb. 7, which was 12 days into the tax season last year.
12:47 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
People are filing their 2020 tax returns at a far greater rate than early last tax season — here's why'At the peak, we were receiving 335 submissions per second,' Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig told federal lawmakers.
11:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'It can be super, super easy, or it can be insanely complicated': Need to report bitcoin trades to the IRS? Read this first.For the first time, the IRS is asking about virtual currency transactions on the first page of its main income tax form.
7:35 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to select the best SPACs so you don't get burnedAlso, rising interest rates, tax-time tips and stock picks.
6:52 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS pushes back tax-filing deadline for Texas and Oklahoma taxpayers after devastating winter stormThe Internal Revenue Service wants to give taxpayers more time to pick up the pieces of their financial lives after Winter Storm Uri.
3:13 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Meme Trade Is Back Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on track for FDA approval by the weekend, Chinese EV makers begin to report earnings, Federal Reserve’s financial-services systems are disrupted for hours, and other news to start your day.
12:43 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Many Texans face sky-high electricity bills after winter storms and IRS has already received 55 million tax returns ahead of April 15 deadline Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
12:00 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Nvidia quarterly sales top $5 billion for first timeNvidia Corp. on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue blew past last quarter's record-setting sales as high holiday demand for gaming chips met with supply shortages.
11:35 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our housekeeper does not work when we’re at home due to COVID-19. We still pay her. Could we treat those payments as a ‘gift’ to reduce her income tax? ‘Understanding that times are tough, we have continued to send her payment for the weeks where we asked her to stay home’‘Understanding that times are tough, we have continued to send her payment for the weeks where we asked her to stay home.’
5:24 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Tax refunds will take longer this year --- but think twice before taking an advance on yoursIt will be the first week of March when the IRS starts releasing refunds on returns claiming these credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit.
4:37 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to counter rising inflationAlso, Texas and its power outage, and a deep look at marijuana stocks.
4:12 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
The IRS says it’s done sending stimulus checks for now --- here's how to get your money if you were eligible and missed outThe IRS issued more than 307 million direct payments worth a combined $412 billion during the first and second round of stimulus checks.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Want to Save More? Tap Some Funds Early? Here Are 3 Retirement Savings Tricks. Individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s can offer savers the flexibility to withdraw funds penalty-free before age 59½ or bolster savings, among other under-the-radar moves
9:10 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Ed Seaver
How to take advantage of an HSA now Health Savings Accounts: You’ll thank yourself in retirementHealth Savings Accounts: You’ll thank yourself in retirement
6:55 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS should postpone tax-filing deadline to prevent 'taxpayer anxiety,' Democratic lawmakers sayTax season started a little later this year, and some advocates worry that low-income filers in particular could suffer.
5:12 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS chief says tax-collection bureau is having '15 minutes of fame' — and here's how he's hoping to make the most of itThe IRS budget, adjusted for inflation, has dropped 20% since 2010 and so has staffing.
5:24 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Millions of Americans who were unemployed last year face another shock: A 2020 tax bill they can't affordA new bill wants to block federal income taxes on the first $10,200 a person received in unemployment benefits last year.
6:48 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Don't know whether to file taxes early or wait? 5 questions to help you sort it out‘Last year was panic. This year is uncertainty,’ says one tax accountant.
8:12 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Guide to the Biggest Questions for the Pandemic-Year Tax Season New credits, new deductions, 2020 benefits based on 2018 tax returns ... this year was a mess. We know you have questions. Here are the answers.
8:02 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
'One of the nation's most important' tax seasons ever just started. Watch out for these key datesThe IRS started accepting returns Friday, Feb. 12, and the filing deadline is April 15.
6:11 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Counting on a tax refund or stimulus check? 5 things to know before filing your taxesTax season starts Feb. 12, and the filing deadline is April 15.
4:35 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Sorry, the IRS isn't delaying the tax filing deadline this year The IRS is still processing 6.7 million returns from last year.
6:44 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Did you skip mortgage payments last year? Here’s what that means for your taxesMillions of Americans received forbearance on their mortgages over the past year, and that could have tax implications.
7:39 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Coca-Cola Stock Rises on Earnings Report, but Outlook Is Cautious “We’ve provided a wider range than usual to account for lingering uncertainty in the near term,” said John Murphy, Coke’s chief financial officer.
6:42 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021 - Barrons.com
Altaba Expected to Make Another Big Shareholder Payout Under Its Liquidation Plan The remnant of Yahoo! may distribute $7 to $9 a share in May as it winds down.
1:26 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Dueling child-cash plans take center stage as coronavirus-aid outline takes shapeThe $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package making its way through Congress is set to be the venue for a new debate between Democrats and Republicans -- how best to get more money to families with children.
1:58 p.m. Feb. 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
Futures Rise Ahead of Another Busy Earnings Week Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
9:10 a.m. Jan. 31, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
'He stopped paying all the bills': My husband moved in with his girlfriend and stole my stimulus check — twice‘He filed for divorce, but because we are unable to finish paying the lawyers, our divorce is on pause.'
10:31 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future During a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans saveDuring a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans save
3:00 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - Barrons.com
Rule 72(t) Can Let You Tap Retirement Accounts Early Without Penalty. Should You? On FIRE: While rule 72(t) is sometimes presented as an option for savers pursuing financial independence or looking to retire early, financial pros say its complexities should make it a last resort.
2:47 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Wallace Witkowski
AMD expects gaming, data center to remain strong in 2021 as quarterly revenue tops $3 billion for first timeAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. expects strong data center and gaming sales to keep sales strong into 2021 after the chip maker topped $3 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time late Tuesday and its results and outlook both topped Wall Street estimates.
3:52 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
28 Investment Picks to Beat the Market Barron’s Roundtable members Rupal J. Bhansali, Scott Black, Mario Gabelli, and Sonal Desai share their top stock and bond recommendations for 2021.
11:01 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
3 ways President Biden's proposed stimulus checks will be different from Trump's payments'The $600 already appropriated is simply not enough,' President Joe Biden said.
10:51 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
IRS 'stands ready' to send out third round of stimulus checks and process tax returnsThe IRS is done with its pile of unopened mail, but 'millions' of last year's tax returns are still being processed.
10:50 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
8 million people could have missed their $1,200 stimulus --- Biden wants to fix that'They're entitled to those payments but there's not an easy way for those folks to access them,' Biden said Friday.
3:34 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband is a felon and can’t find work. He did not file a 2019 tax return. Will we get $1,400 stimulus checks under Biden? ‘We are hurting and need this money.’‘We are hurting and need this money.’
11:21 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Counting on a Tax Refund or Stimulus Check? 5 Things To Know Before Filing Your Taxes. Refunds last year averaged $2,535, which is more than the first $1,200 stimulus check and the second $600 payment combined.
8:12 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
IRS Says This Tax Season Will Be ‘One of the Nation’s Most Important.’ Make Note of These Key Dates. April 15 is the deadline to file your taxes, unless you apply for an extension.
3:42 p.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - Barrons.com
Welcome to the Roaring ’20s, but Maybe Not for Stocks, Our Experts Say The 10 investment pros on the Barron’s Roundtable see the U.S. economy growing 4% to 6% this year as Covid is defeated. But lofty valuations could limit the market’s gains. Plus, 9 picks from Bill Priest and Meryl Witmer
9:37 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Biden will ask Congress for $1,400 stimulus checks — economists advise caution before spendingBoston University and Brown University economists who looked at what happens when people have time to mull over a financial windfall.
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