Tax Information Updates from the I.R.S and the California Franchise Tax Board

02/26/2018

We now have all the tax forms and instructions. 

 

02/20/2018

Please see the notice below from the IRS which reads:

Notice 1437 (February 2018)

Information about Your Tax Forms

THe IRS is reviewing The Bipartisan Budget Act enacted on February 9, 2018, that retroactively extended and modified numerous tax provisions covering 2017. As most tax forms were printed for distribution prior to the signing of new legislation, we recognize this may impact some tax forms ordered. To ensure you have the latest version of the tax product, we strongly encourage you to visit IRS.gov for updates on the implementation of this law. Updated versions of tax forms will only be available on IRS.gov.

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

Image of Notice 1437 from the IRS which displays the same information as listed above the image.

02/01/2018

The 1040EZ forms have arrived and are available in the library. 

02/09/2018

We now have Instructions and Forms for the 1040EZ and the 1040 Federal Taxes

 

 

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01/17/2018

On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the  opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns.  

The IRS is currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. As a result, some tax form shipments may come later than normal.  

While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (Jan. 29), the printing and distribution process for printed products takes  longer to complete. 

The IRS is establishing dates for printing and distributing product orders. 

 

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01/18/2018

Unavailable Forms and Publications

The following tax forms and publications are not yet available due to pending federal tax legislation. We expect to begin printing at the end of January and begin deliveries to all Public Distribution locations in early February. 

  • 540 Resident Personal Income Tax Booklet
  • 540 NR Nonresident of Part-Year Resident Booklet

Shipments of the 540 2EZ (English and Spanish) will begin on January 22, 2018.

 

Tax Resources

IRS 

ONLINE: www.irs.gov is available 24/7 for online services and help, viewing and downloading tax forms and publications, and online ordering of tax forms and publications. 

PHONE: Live telephone help is available from Monday - Friday, 7am-10pm local time. 1-800-829-1040; 1-800-829-4059(TDD/TTY)

ORDERING TAX FORMS: Receive your order within 10 working days. 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)

INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS -  an ITIN is a tax processing number, issued by the Internal Revenue Service, for certain resident and nonresident aliens, their spouses, and their dependents. Are you eligible? 

NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE HELPLINE 1-877-777-4778

 

CALIFORNIA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

ONLINE: www.ftb.ca.gov is available 24/7 for online tax information, forms and publications.
PHONE: Use the automated phone service to get recorded answers to many of your questions about California taxes. 1-800-338-0505 
LIVE TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE is available year round from 7am-5pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. 1-800-852-5711, 1-800-822-6268(TDD/TTY)
FREE ASSISTANCE LOCATIONS: www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org Search for free assistance with tax filing by putting in zip code or clicking on Solano County for a complete list.

 

BEWARE OF TAX SCAMS

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication 

REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. 

In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action.  Being able to recognize these tell-tale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from

becoming a victim. 

Please visit www.irs.gov for more information on how to recognize tax scams or to report if you have been a victim of a tax scam. 

NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE HELPLINE 1-877-777-4778