Tax season starts Jan. 24

The IRS will begin processing returns for 2021 taxes, beginning Jan. 24. If the federal agency doesn't extend the tax season deadline -- as it has for the past two years -- taxpayers have until April 18 to submit their tax returns. "The pandemic continues to create challenges, but the IRS reminds people there are … Continue reading Tax season starts Jan. 24

How to prepare for your meeting with Peekz on 2021’s taxes

The 2022 tax season is upon us. That means lots of scrambling for W-2 forms, receipts and other paperwork — sometimes hours before the deadline. Your annual tax appointment with Peekz ConsultiN will run more smoothly if you gather as much information as you can ahead of time. We have created worksheets that will help … Continue reading How to prepare for your meeting with Peekz on 2021’s taxes

Estimated tax payments due Jan. 18

Taxpayers who are worried they didn't pay enough in income taxes during 2021 have some good news. They can avoid a big surprise tax bill and potential penalties and fees by making a quarterly estimated tax payment, according the Internal Revenue Service. Taxpayers have until Jan. 18 to make payments for 2021's fourth quarter. Self-employed … Continue reading Estimated tax payments due Jan. 18

Make your tax return happy and check off this list by Dec. 31

Your brain may be flooded with holiday to-do lists this December. But there’s another checklist you should run through now that could affect your financial situation next year. Here are a few ways to help reduce your taxable income and put you in a better position for a larger tax refund next year. UPDATE YOUR … Continue reading Make your tax return happy and check off this list by Dec. 31

Peekz to meet with clients remotely until further notice

Peekz ConsultiN is going virtual for the time being. As public health concerns and precautions evolve daily surrounding the coronavirus, we are taking the situation seriously and want to minimize any impact on our clients. We have decided to practice social distancing, limit exposure and conduct all tax meetings and other appointments remotely for this … Continue reading Peekz to meet with clients remotely until further notice

Taxpayers have until July 15 to file their returns

Tax season for 2020 has begun. The IRS officially began accepting tax returns for the 2019 year on Jan. 27. Taxpayers initially had until April 15 to file their returns and avoid penalties. But the IRS extended the deadline to July 15 in response to pandemic concerns and hardships related to COVID-19. July may seem … Continue reading Taxpayers have until July 15 to file their returns

IRS: Double check your paycheck this summer

The IRS is asking people who work more than one job or who are starting new jobs this summer to do a "paycheck checkup."

How much to budget for a vacation and other travel tips from Peekz ConsultiN

We sat down with Amy Peek, accountant and owner of Pittsburgh-based accounting firm Peekz ConsultiN, to talk about the financial side of vacations:

Tax season is over — so, how did we do?

Now that the dust is settling on tax season, we have a pressing question: How did we do? Peekz ConstultiN wants your feedback.

Where’s my tax refund?

Congratulations, the IRS is sending you a tax refund. But where is it?