Finding Federal and State Tax Forms in Edgewater and Annapolis, Maryland – It’s that time again everyone, Tax Season. Yes it’s that dreaded time of year that sneaks up on us all, just after the holidays. Just when we have all spent way to much on gifts for everyone, food and drinks for entertaining, now we are faced with Uncle Sam possibly sending us a bill. Another bill? But don’t let this years tax bill go into “collections” so to speak. Unfortunately Uncle Sam is not as forgiving as most creditors out there. If you don’t pay what is owned, your wages can be garnished among other very serious penalties that can arise if one does not file a return on time, or does not pay any amount due.
Don’t let the above scare you. I had to be honest and let everyone know that filling Federal and State Tax returns each year, or every quarter, depending on your tax status, is something that should not be taken lightly. With a little preparation and the proper forms, tax time can be a lot easier and not as scary. It’s all about being prepared to file. While it’s important to keep detailed records of income from your employer (W2) or from your personal business (1099), any deductions that may you may be entitled to(most of this information can be found in either the hard copy IRS tax Guides, available at a variety of places like the local post office, libraries, and most of the big name chain bookstores, online at http://www.irs.gov/, or at your local tax preparation center) It is equally, if not more important to have the correct federal and state tax forms to submit.
With all of the different tax forms out there it can be difficult for a novice to navigate all the forms and decide which one or ones are needed. The truth is a large number of people in the workforce are considered “W2” employees, meaning you work for a company/corporation and are paid at equal intervals either a salary or hourly wadge with no tips or commissions. The other category of workers are considered “1099’s” and can business owners with or without employees, or independent contractors that work solely for commission or tips and are not paid a set salary or hourly wage. Most workers know what category he/she falls into.
There are several ways to obtain both Federal and State tax forms. All tax forms are available online at http://www.irs.gov/, for those people that prefer to file taxes via “e-file” or over the internet. One can also call the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM during normal business hours (approx 9am-5pm) to have the forms mailed out to you, or one can even request the forms be faxed to you by faxing a request to 1-703-368-9694, however only the forms are available, not the IRS tax guides.
Here in Edgewater and Annapolis MD the following locations offer both Federal and MD state forms, as well as the 2008 IRS tax guides:
1. Edgewater Post office: located at 39 Stepney Lane Edgewater, MD 21037, phone number: 410-956-9433/0480. Hours of operation are M-F 8:30am-5:15pm
and Saturday 8:30-2pm, closed on Sundays and Federal holidays
2. Jackson Hewitt(tax preparation service center), offers a full service tax preparation, while you wait or drop off service available too. Fees are according to individual returns(based on number of forms used and time to prepare) Located at 117 Mayo Rd Edgewater, MD 21037. Phone number: 410-956-1040. Hours of operation are M-F 9am-9pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, and Sundays 12pm-5pm web address: http://www.jacksonhewitt.com
3. Dillon Tax And Accounting Service (Accounting firm, all tax forms are available) location: 2976 Soloman Island Rd Edgewater, md 21037. phone number 410-956-0125. Business hours M-F 8am-5pm
4. Charleen E. Keitel, CPA(Accounting firm, full service, all forms available) located at 2568 Riva Rd Annapolis, MD 21401. Phone number 410-224-3141. Business hours M-F 8am-5pm, call for appointment
Well good luck fellow Marylanders in your quest to file those taxes. Please use the above as a quick guide to getting your 2008 tax returns completed and submitted to the IRS before the deadline of April 15th.
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