Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I File my Taxes?

The official opening day is January 20th 2015

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Do I have to file a Return?

You must file a federal income tax return if you are a citizen or resident of the United States or a resident of Puerto Rico and you meet the filing requirements for any of the following categories that apply to you.

  • Individuals in general (There are special rules for surviving spouses, executors, administrators, legal representatives, U.S. citizens and residents living outside the United States, residents of Puerto Rico, and individuals with income from U.S. possessions.)
  • Dependents
  • Certain children under age 19 or full-time students
  • Self-employed persons
  • Aliens
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    How to Determine your Filing Status?

    Your filing status is determined on the last day of your tax year, which is December 31 for most taxpayers.

  • Single - if you are considered unmarried and you do not qualify for another fil-ing status
  • Widow(er) - Your filing status may be single if you were widowed before January 1, 2014, and did not remarry before the end of 2014. You may, however, be able to use another filing status that will give you a lower tax
  • Married Filing Jointly - You can choose married filing jointly as your filing status if you are considered married and both you and your spouse agree to file a joint return. On a joint return, you and your spouse report your combined income and deduct your combined allowable expenses. You can file a joint return even if one of you had no income or deductions.
  • Same-sex marriage - For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. The term “spouse” includes an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state (or foreign) law. However, individuals who have entered into a registered domestic partnership, civil union, or other similar relationship that is not considered a marriage under state (or foreign) law are not considered married for federal tax purposes
  • Married Filing Separately - You can choose married filing separately as your filing status if you are married. This filing status may benefit you if you want to be responsible only for your own tax or if it results in less tax than filing a joint return. If you and your spouse do not agree to file a joint return, you must use this filing status unless you qualify for head of household status
  • Head of Household - You may be able to file as head of household if you meet all the following requirements. You are unmarried or “considered unmarried” on the last day of the year. You paid more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the year. A qualifying person lived with you in the home for more than half the year (except for temporary absences, such as school). However, if the qualifying person is your dependent parent, he or she does not have to live with you.
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    Im a New Client. What is needed?

    Please Refer to the Income Tax Preparation Criteria.
    Please Print and fill this form out, and bring with you with your forms.
    Client Profile Form
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    Im Filling with Dependents, what do I need?

    Please Refer to the Income Tax Preparation Criteria.
    Please Print and fill this form out, and bring with you with your forms.
    Client Profile Form
    **Adobe Reader is required to Open this form

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    What is E-File?

    E-file is Electronic Filing, it is a faster way to file your tax returns. The IRS receives your tax returns faster than the regular mail method.

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    What is the Regular Turn around time for E-File?

    If you E-File:
    State Check usually takes up to 5 days
    Federal Check usually takes up to 7-10 business days

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    What is the Reguar Turn around time for Mail-in?

    If you Mail-in
    State Check would take between 2-3 weeks
    Federal Check would take between 18-39 Calendar Days

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    What are your rates?

    Please refer to our Filing Rates.