Taxes from A to Z: X is for 1040-X

We all make mistakes. And occasionally, those mistakes happen to involve a federal income tax return. For just those occasions, the IRS has created the federal form 1040-X (downloads as a pdf). The form 1040-X is surprisingly short: a mere two pages long. That’s because it’s not meant to be a new return, just an … Read more

9 Ways to Get Your Tax Return Noticed by the IRS (and that’s not a good thing)

1. Don’t check your math. While most people use software these days, some taxpayers still do their forms 1040 (and 1040-EZ) by hand and math errors are the top mistake that taxpayers make. What you might not know is that the IRS has a staff of “checkers” who basically doublecheck your math. If your numbers … Read more