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March 29, 2018



With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, taxpayers can find most answers to their tax questions by taking advantage of the wide variety of easy-to-use online tools available on the LR Tax & Accounting website.


Join the millions of taxpayers who have discovered the tools the IRS offers, which result in the fastest way to get last-minute tax help. By taking advantage of the many online tools, taxpayers can quickly check the status of their tax refund, get answers to tax questions, or prepare and file their taxes around the clock.


Taxpayers get the same answers through the IRS tools as if they’d called and spoken with an IRS representative, and they can print out the answers to keep for reference and their records. IRS information and many tools are also available in

Spanish on the IRS website.


Some of the tools available on include:


Where’s my refund?

By using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on and on the official IRS mobile app, IRS2Go, taxpayers can easily find the most up-to-date information about their tax refund. Taxpayers can start checking on the status of their return within 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of a taxpayer’s e-filed return or four weeks after the taxpayer mailed in a paper return. The system is updated daily, so there’s no need to check more often.


Getting a tax return transcript?

Those who need a copy of their tax return can use the online tool, Get Transcript. It’s free and available on Taxpayers can view, print or download their tax transcripts for the most current tax year after the IRS has processed the tax return.



You can get various Form 1040 transcripts online or by mail. If you need your prior year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to e-file, choose the tax return transcript type when making your request. If you only need to find out how much you owe or verify payments you made within the last 18 months, you can view your tax account.


IRS Withholding Calculator

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.”  This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018. The Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work.


First Time Homebuyer Credit 

Determine your eligibility, check the balance of your First Time Homebuyer Credit, the amount you paid back to date, the total amount of the credit you received, and check the annual installment repayment amount.


Can’t pay a tax bill?

For taxpayers concerned about a tax bill they can’t pay, the Online Payment Agreement tool can help determine if they qualify for a payment plan with the IRS.

The Offer in Compromise Pre-Qualifier can help determine if a taxpayer qualifies for an Offer in Compromise. An Offer in Compromise is an agreement with the IRS that settles a person’s tax liability for less than the full amount owed. 


Check back frequently as new tools are added and existing tools are updated. Make sure you contact us soon to make an appointment for your 2017 taxes.