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

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

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

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 begins January 28, with or without shutdown

The IRS said this week that the agency would start processing tax returns on Jan 28 and would issue refunds to taxpayers "despite the government shutdown."

IRS ups contribution limits on 401(k) plans

The IRS has some good news for taxpayers who are looking to aggressively save for retirement.

The story behind Peekz headquarters: Pittsburgh funeral home turned accounting firm

Often a topic of conversation with clients, new and old -- particularly this time of year -- we sat down with Peekz ConsultiN owner Amy Peek to ask her about what it’s like working out of the more than 4,200-square-foot defunct funeral home.

How the IRS wants you to prepare for natural disasters

With hurricane season in full force, the IRS is calling on businesses to update their emergency preparedness plans.

IRS strongly urges taxpayers to do a ‘paycheck checkup’

The IRS is trying to spread the word: Check your tax withholdings now to avoid possible surprises in April.

Millions of taxpayers expected to owe IRS because employers aren’t taking enough out of their paychecks

Thirty million Americans will be cutting a check to the IRS this spring because their employers didn’t withhold enough money.