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"What happens to the EV tax credit for electric vehicles purchased in 2022? The Inflation Reduction Act offers some relief for EV buyers who had written, binding sales contracts from 2022 to purchase EVs that will be placed in service (which for IRS purposes means, “delivered”) on or after, August 16, 2022, or in 2023. 

EV Tax Credit Income Limits

The Inflation Reduction Act also imposes income limits on who can claim the credit.

If you’re single, and your modified adjusted gross income is over $150,000, you won’t qualify for the EV tax credit. The EV tax credit income limit for married couples who are filing jointly is $300,000. And if you file as head of household and make $225,000 or more, you also won’t be able to claim the electric vehicle tax credit."

Kiplingers Article Link

IRS Link to Eligible Vehicles just click the button.

Posted 01-20-2023

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Tax Tip  |  How to Estimate Tax Liability Form 4868

"Any time you can't complete your federal income tax return by the mid-April deadline you need to get an extension. You can do this by filing a Form 4868, either by mail or electronically, but you must do it before the tax deadline and you must estimate any amount you owe and pay that before the deadline."

Posted 03-22-2022

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Tax Tip  |  Avoid The Double Tax Trap When Making Non-Deductible IRA Contributions

"Anyone with earned income can make a non-deductible (after tax) contribution to an IRA and benefit from tax-deferred growth. But it may not be worth it due (in part) to often overlooked ongoing recordkeeping requirements. For many, the biggest risk and most common downfall is significant: paying taxes again when withdrawing the money in retirement. Before making after-tax contributions to a traditional IRA, understand the rules to avoid the double tax trap on withdrawals."

Posted 02-27-2022

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Tax News  |  IRS Backlog Hits Nearly 24 Million Returns, Further Imperiling The 2022 Tax Filing Season

"Nearly 24 million taxpayers are still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to process their tax returns from last year — a number far larger than previously reported by the agency — with many refunds being held up for 10 months or more."

Posted 02-27-2022

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Tax Tip  |  Do I Need To Start Making Estimated Federal Income Tax Payments?

Check out this helpful flow chart to determine if you need to start making estimated federal income tax payments.

-Kurt Romischer

Posted 02-08-2022

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IRS News  |  Get Ready For Taxes: What's New And What To Consider When Filing In 2022

"Check on advance Child Tax Credit payments.

Families who received advance payments will need to compare the advance Child Tax Credit payments that they received in 2021 with the amount of the Child Tax Credit that they can properly claim on their 2021 tax return."

"Economic Impact Payments and claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit.

Individuals who didn't qualify for the third Economic Impact Payment or did not receive the full amount may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit based on their 2021 tax information. They'll need to file a 2021 tax return, even if they don't usually file, to claim the credit."

Posted 12-07-2021

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Announcement  |  Pacific Tax West Seattle Client Reviews

"Kurt has been doing our taxes for four years and is knowledgeable, responsive, quick and always gets us the best tax refund! He just moved his office from Ballard to West Seattle to work in his own neighborhood, and we're happy to have him here! With a small business, a home, investments and kids, having Kurt do our taxes is a huge weight lifted. He's quick to answer questions and is always up to date on the latest tax code. We highly recommend Pacific Tax West Seattle. Don't hesitate to hire Kurt!"

- Sarah L. of West Seattle 

"Kurt is AWESOME! I have been working with him for many years and he always provides first class service! He is super thorough and is great with answering all of my questions every single year. Kurt takes the time to really explain and review your taxes with you in a way that makes sense to us non-tax people that is also fun and easy to understand!
Kurt will always look for ways to help you in the upcoming year as well when it comes to pre-tax contributions to help maximize future returns. I honestly accredit him for my higher 401k contributions which I was severely slacking on. Kurt is the best!"

- Rachel H. of Kirkland WA

"Kurt has been doing my taxes as long as I can remember. Being in tech my income tends to be spikey with lot's of moving parts like RSUs and bonuses and he does a great job keeping me straight. I would recommend going to Pacific Tax West Seattle to anyone looking for an accountant who understands the way we work."

- Aaron Q. of Lacey WA

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IRS News  |  When to Expect Your Refund if You Claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit

If you claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), you can expect to get your refund by the first week of March if:

  • You e-file your return 

  • You choose to get your refund by direct deposit

  • We found no issues with your return

How to Track Your Refund

Check the status of your refund:

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IRS News  |  Tax Filing Season Begins February 12, 2021

"The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The February 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the December 27 tax law changes that provided a second round of Economic Impact Payments and other benefits."

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Q13 News  |  IRS is sending stimulus payments to dead people, 05/06/20

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Q13 News  |  What you should do before Monday’s tax deadline, 04/14/19

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