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Ryan Norton

Whether designing superheroes, penciling caricatures, or just doodling, I always knew I was going to earn some sort of art degree while in college. That was my goal before I decided to trade Edgar Degas for Edgar Allan Poe during a Freshman English class. The BA in English soon morphed into a double-major in English and Philosophy, eventually becoming an MA in English. It only makes sense that I learned of a writing opportunity for a local marketing firm while teaching a first-year college English course. Before I knew it, I was writing and editing tax-related articles for Taxing Subjects, and this has been my home since 2014.


2020 Filing Season Statistics

2020 Filing Season Statistics

Tax professionals across the country endured a unique set of challenges during filing season in 2020. Normally, preparers worry about things like last-minute changes in tax law, seasonal staff, and procrastinating clients, but a once-in-a-century deadly pandemic added state-mandated social distancing protocols, office PPE supplies, telework, and Economic Impact Payments to an already long list.…

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Today is the Deadline for Making a TY 2020 Fourth Quarter Estimated Tax Payment

Today is the Deadline for Making a TY 2020 Fourth Quarter Estimated Tax Payment

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that today—January 15, 2021—is the deadline for making a tax year 2020 fourth quarter estimated tax payment. The goal of the press release is to prevent taxpayers who did not pay enough tax throughout 2020 from owing tax or a penalty during filing season.…

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Go to IRS.gov for Answers to EIP Questions

Go to IRS.gov for Answers to EIP Questions

The second set of Economic Impact Payments are already showing up in eligible Americans’ bank accounts, but some may encounter problems with their direct payment. Rather than picking up the phone, the Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers to instead visit the IRS website for answers since “IRS phone assistors do not have additional information beyond what’s on IRS.gov.”…

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