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If you’re looking for your federal (IRS) refund, go here instead. To track your state refund Each state handles its own refunds. Select yours below for refund tracking instructions. Keep in mind that most dates are estimates and refunds can be delaye... read more
Schedule K-1s are issued by pass-through entities (partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and LLCs). These entities don't pay income tax on the profits and losses that are "passed through" to their partners, owners, shareholders, or beneficia... read more
Accepted means your return was received and the basics (such as the correct social security number) seem to be in order. Once the IRS takes a deeper look, they will (hopefully) quickly approve your refund. For more details on their process, see: Does... read more
The key to determining if you’re self-employed is to assess whether you are in business for yourself or are the owner of your own business. This includes any part-time businesses or private “side jobs” where you’re performing services in addition to ... read more
Self-employment tax (SE tax) is the Social Security and Medicare tax paid by self-employed individuals. It is similar to FICA which is the Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from an employee’s paycheck. When you’re self-employed, you are pai... read more
You'll get a 1099-R if you received $10 or more from a retirement plan. Here's how to enter your 1099-R in TurboTax: Open (continue) return if you don't already have it open. Inside TurboTax, search for 1099-R and select the Jump to link in the searc... read more
There are some major differences between them. Self-employment income Money you earn as a contractor, consultant, freelancer, or other independent worker. It's reported on 1099-MISC (Box 7), 1099-K (Box 1a), or as cash, check or credit card sales tra... read more
The IRS lets you deduct your mortgage interest, but only if you itemize deductions. You can't deduct the principal (the borrowed money you're paying back). In addition to itemizing, these conditions must be met for mortgage interest to be deductible:... read more
Tax credits and deductions are commonly confused, but each affect your refund in a different way. Here's a quick explanation: Tax credits, dollar-for-dollar, reduce the amount of taxes you owe. If you claim more credits than you owe in taxes, you may... read more
Your employer will send you Form 3922, Transfer of Stock Acquired Through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan Under Section 423(c), if you purchased ESPP stock during the tax year. If you didn't sell any ESPP stock, don't enter anything from your 3922. S... read more

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