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INCOME TAX

What is my filing status to file my tax return?


To determine your filing status, it depends on certain factors, if you are not married, if you are married, if you have children, and who will you be claiming as a dependant for this filing year. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




When Can I File my tax return?


To determine if you need to file a tax return, you must have made at least the amount of income from your filing status for the year. It is recommended to file a tax return from January till April if you will be paying income tax, the days may vary. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




Why do I File Income tax?


Depending on your deductions from your job receiving a W-2 you may be entitled for a refund due, or if you owe tax to The Federal and State governments, it is required to file a tax return every year. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




Where can I file my income tax?


You can file your Income tax with help of Tax professionals, who are highly experienced in tax questioning, any of our offices here in California will be able to help you out today! Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today




Can someone else file my tax Return?


To determine who can file your tax return, with the tax payers permission you can ultimately take the responsibility to file someone else’s tax return. Both should understand that it is the Tax Payer who is responsible not the preparer for any mistakes. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




Who can I claim on my tax return this year?


Rules for All Dependents.

Dependents are usually, but not always, a child or other relative. Qualifying children and qualifying relatives have their own additional requirements, but all dependents must meet these requirements:

  • Dependents can have their own tax returns, and even be married, but they must not have filed a joint tax return for the year unless it’s just to claim a refund.
  • They must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a resident alien.
  • They must have a taxpayer identification number. That’s usually a Social Security Number, but if the child doesn’t qualify for one, it can be an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or an Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN).

Rules for Claiming Children

When you’re claiming a dependent who is a child, there are further requirements:

  • The child has to have lived with you for at least half of the year.
  • The child has to be related to you as a son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of those.
  • The child must be 18 or younger at the end of the year, or under 24 if a student. To be a student, the child must have attended school full-time during at least five months of the year. The five months don’t have to be in a row.
  • The child must be younger than you (or your spouse, if married filing jointly), unless the child is disabled.

Rules for Claiming Other Relatives and Unrelated Persons

For a parent or other relative, there are different additional requirements:

  • The person cannot have a gross yearly income over $4,150. (That’s the amount for 2018 returns — it usually changes each year.)
  • The person can’t be a qualifying child dependent of you or another person. That means you can’t claim the person if someone else could.
  • The person must be either related to you or must have lived with you all year as a member of your household.




How do I File My Tax return?


If you File a personal income tax with no 1099-Misc (Cash) Payed throughout the year and you receive a W-2 you may qualify to file the form 1040. If you have received cash throughout the year you will need to file the Schedule C form included with the 1040 form. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




How many Years of Taxes can I file?


There is no limit up to how many years you need to file a tax return if you have not yet filed. You only have up to 3 years to claim a refund from a previous tax Year. If you are due any tax to the Federal & State Government you will possibly owe Interest & Penalty for not filing on time. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!




Can I File my Taxes after the Deadline to file tax returns?


If you owe taxes to Federal or State Governments and you file after deadline there will possibly be penalty and interest charges if you have not filed an extention, if you are due a refund, you have till December 31 to file without paying penalty and interest. Don’t let time pass stop by one of our offices to file today! Al Sanchez Bookkeeping & Income Tax Services, www.Alsanchez.com Make an Appointment today!





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