RESOURCES

Determine if you are subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax

Determine If I Am

Subject To the Alternative

Minimum Tax

Apply for an EIN

Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Go to IRS.gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box.

Where’s My Amended Return?

Checking the status of your amended return. Go to IRS.gov and enter Where’s My Amended Return in the search box.

Order a Transcript

Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS.gov or IRS2Go. Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years.

IRS Withholding Calculator

Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov. Use it if you’ve had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you’re starting a new job or you just want to see if you’re having the right amount withheld.

Determine if you are subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax

Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS.gov.

Office Locator

Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS.gov or IRS2Go. Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service.

Forms and Publications

To find forms and publications Go to IRS.gov and enter the name of the form or publication you are looking for in the search box.

OP 424 Authorization Form   Authorization form to have Bliss Allred pay your CT 424 Business Entity Tax http://blissallred.com/PDF/op424authorizationform.pdf

W-9 Form  Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification  http://blissallred.com/PDF/2014fw9.pdf

Contact the IRS

Phone Phone

You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet.

Download the free IRS2Go mobile app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it’s released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs.

Telephone Assistance for Individuals:

Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time).

Telephone Assistance for Businesses:

Toll-Free, 1-800-829-4933

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time).

Telephone Assistance for Exempt Organizations, Retirement Plan Administrators, and Government Entities:

Toll-Free, 1-877-829-5500

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local Time.

Telephone Assistance for Individuals who believe they may be a victim of Identity Theft: No Tax Administration Impact – Did not receive a notice from the IRS. Toll-Free 1-800-908-4490 (Automated and live assistance)

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time). For additional information, refer to our Identity Theft and Your Tax Records page.

Tax Rates

Single Taxpayers

Standard Deduction $6,300

2016 Tax Rates
10% 0 to $9,275
15% $9,275 to $37,650
25% $37,650 to $91,150
28% $91,150 to $190,150
33% $190,150 to $413,350
35% $413,350 to $415,050
39.6% Over $415,050

Married Jointly & Surviving Spouses

Standard Deduction $12,600

2016 Tax Rates
10% 0 to $18,550
15% $18,550 to $75,300
25% $75,300 to $151,900
28% $151,900 to $231,450
33% $231,450 to $413,350
35% $413,350 to $466,950
39.6% Over $466,950

Married Filing Separately

Standard Deduction $6,100

2014 Tax Rates
10% 0 to $9,075
15% $9,075 to $36,900
25% $36,900 to $74,425
28% $74,425 to $113,425
33% $113,425 to $202,550
35% $202,550 to $228,800
39.6% Over $228,800

Head of Household

Standard Deduction $8,950

2014 Tax Rates
10% 0 to $12,950
15% $12,950 to $46,400
25% $49,400 to $127,550
28% $127,550 to $206,600
33% $206,600 to $405,100
35% $405,100 to $432,200
39.6% Over $432,200

Estates & Trusts

2014 Tax Rates
15% 0 to $2,500
25% $2,500 to $5,800
28% $5,800 to $8,900
33% $8,900 to $12,150
39.6% Over $12,150

Social Security

2014 Tax Rates
Social Security Tax Rate: Employers 6.2%
Social Security Tax Rate: Employees 6.2%
Social Security Tax Rate: Self-Employed 12.4%
Maximum Taxable Earnings $117,000
Medicare Base Salary Unlimited
Medicare Tax Rate 1.45%
Additional Medicare Tax for income above

$200,000 (single filers) or $250,000 (joint filers)

0.9%
Medicare tax on investment income ($200,000

single filers, $250,000 joint filers)

3.8%

Miscellaneous

2014 Tax Rates
Personal Exemption $3,950
Business expensing limit: Cap on equipment purchases $2,000,000
Business expensing limit: New and Used Equipment and Software $500,000
Prior-year safe harbor for estimated taxes of

higher-income

110% of your 2013

tax liability

Standard mileage rate for business driving 56 cents
Standard mileage rate for medical/moving driving 24 cents
Standard mileage rate for charitable driving 14 cents
Child Tax Credit $1,000
Unearned income maximum for children under 19 before kiddie tax applies $1,000
Maximum capital gains tax rate for taxpayers in the 10% or 15% bracket 0%
Maximum capital gains tax rate for taxpayers above the 15% bracket but below the 39.6% bracket 15%
Maximum capital gains tax rate for taxpayers in the 39.6% bracket 20%
Capital gains tax rate for unrecaptured Sec. 1250 gains 25%
Capital gains tax rate on collectibles 28%
Maximum contribution for Traditional/Roth IRA $5,500 if under age 50

$6,500 if 50 or older

Maximum employee contribution to SIMPLE IRA $12,000 if under age 50

$14,500 if 50 or older

Maximum Contribution to SEP IRA 25% of eligible compensation up to $52,000
401(k) maximum employee contribution limit $17,500 if under age 50

$23,000 if 50 or older

Estate tax exemption $5,250,000
Annual Exclusion for Gifts $14,000

Education

2014 Tax Rates
American Opportunity Credit (Hope) $2,500
Lifetime Learning Credit $2,000
Student Loan Interest Deduction $2,500
Coverdell Education Savings Contribution $2,000

What is the status of your refund?

On average, the IRS issues your refund check within six to eight weeks of filing a paper return. For electronically filed returns, your refund should be issued between two and three weeks. Refunds selected for direct deposit should be received within a week.

Check on the status of your refund by clicking on the links below:

To track your Federal refund click here.

To track your Connecticut refund click here.

To track your New York refund click here.

To track your New Jersey refund click here.

To track your Rhode Island refund click here.

To track your Massachusetts refund click here.

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