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Jackson Hewitt Helps You Start Early »

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the nation's largest privately held tax preparation firm, will open locations around the country on January 2, 2013 to serve taxpayers for the 2013 tax season. Taxpayers can head to any one of more than 6,800 neighborhood locations right after the new year to meet with a knowledgeable tax preparer.

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It Is Not Too Late-Last Minute Tax Tips Could Get You More Money for Holiday Bills »

As the year draws to a close and your holiday spending shifts into high gear, be aware that there is still time to make adjustments that could make filing this year easier and more profitable!

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Americans Get Eight Extra Days to Sign Up for Healthcare in 2013 »

Last week it was announced that the Obama Administration is moving (and extending) the 2015 open enrollment period.

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Report Finds ACA Surprises for Boomerang Adult Children and Their Parents »

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (November 22, 2013) - There are more "boomerang" adult children today than at any time in the last 50 years.

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Mark Steber Talks Fiscal Cliff and What You Need to Know »

Jackson Hewitt's Chief Tax Officer, Mark Steber, recently explained the implications for average taxpayers should we go off the "fiscal cliff." It's coming our way, so let's take a look at the ways the fiscal cliff can, and will, impact you.

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What Should You Bring To You Jackson Hewitt Tax Interview

Do you know what documents are needed for your interview?

Check the list below. You many not need or have all of these documents. Bring the ones you have. If you have questions, ask your Jackson Hewitt tax agent.

What to bring:

  • Wage statements/W-2s
  • Driver’s license(s)
  • Social Security card(s)
  • Dependents’ Social Security numbers and dates of birth
  • Last year’s Federal and State tax return, if not a prior-year client
  • Child care expenses and provider information
  • Lottery or gambling winnings/losses
  • State or local taxes paid
  • Mortgage or home equity loan interest paid/1098
  • Real estate and personal property taxes
  • Cash and non-cash charitable donations
  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Record of purchase or sale of residence
  • Alimony paid or received
  • Unreimbursed employment-related expenses
  • Job-related educational expenses
  • Educator expenses
  • Tuition and Education Fees/1098-T
  • Student loan interest/1098-E
  • Casualty or theft losses
  • Commissions received/paid
  • Pension, retirement income/1099-R
  • Unemployment income/1099-G
  • Canceled Debt Amount/1099-C
  • Social Security income/SSA-1099
  • IRA contributions
  • Statements on the sales of stocks or bonds/1099-B
  • Interest and dividend income/1099-INT/1099-DIV
  • State refund amount/1099-G
  • Income and expenses from rentals
  • Self-employed business income and expenses/1099-MISC
  • Estimated taxes or foreign taxes paid
  • HUD-1 statement or substitute, if new home purchased

Do You Need An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)

Find Out If You Qualify and Whether You Need to Apply for An ITIN

An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) enables individuals who aren't eligible for Social Security Numbers to comply with US tax laws and take care of their IRS requirements. The ITIN is issued for the purpose of filing taxes but has other uses such as:

  • Establishing credit
  • Opening a Bank Account
  • Purchasing a House or Automobile
  • Renting An Apartment or House
  • Starting a Business

An ITIN cannot be used for employment purposes.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service can assist as a Certificate Acceptance Agent before IRS with the application process for the ITIN, including the following steps:

  • Completing Form W-7.
  • Completing Form 1040.
  • Jackson Hewitt Acceptance Agents send paper forms of all documents to the IRS.

Family members can be included on tax returns filed using ITIN if:

  • They qualify as dependents
  • They live in Canada, Mexico or the United States
  • If dependents do not qualify to obtain a social security number you can apply for ITIN's for them.
  • By law the IRS is prohibited from communicating with the Department of Immigration unless tributary fraud should exist.


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