Take a deep breath, a drink, whatever calms you: It’s tax season.
If you have already filed your return and received a satisfying refund, congratulations! You are a lucky person, because many people are having a hard time this year.
Oddly, much of the pain comes from a shift that might seem pleasant: sweeping changes that, while providing a windfall for the rich, still amount to a tax cut for most Americans. But, combined with the longest government shutdown in history, the short-term effects of these changes have been surprisingly disruptive.
Early returns indicate that fewer people than usual have been getting the refunds they expected. That has created an excruciating spectacle: Many people who paid less in taxes every week are discovering that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service. On top of that, residents of states like New York, New Jersey and California face a new cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes, and won’t know whether their federal tax bill has gone up until they have slogged through their returns. What’s more, many tax preparers aren’t up to speed on all of the new breaks and burdens.
Good luck! It may be a rougher ride than usual. We can’t eliminate glitches, fatten your refund or make tax-filing a total pleasure. But we have covered the tax mayhem extensively, and prepared articles and tax software reviews, all in the hope that with our help, the ordeal will be easier and, at the very least, more comprehensible.
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The I.R.S. is estimating that it will receive more than 14.6 million extension requests this year, or nearly one in 10 filers. That would be the largest number of requests ever received in a year.
If you’re preparing your own tax return, you may benefit from expert help conveyed by top-notch tax software. The Wirecutter, a division of The New York Times Company that rigorously tests products, surveyed the offerings for this season. The reviewers made several recommendations, depending on factors like whether you run your own business and whether your financial situation is complex or fairly simple. If it’s very simple, they say, try H&R Block Free.
Phones are fabulous for playing games and reading news apps. But are they effective at filing tax returns? Millions of people think so. Our reporter Tara Siegel Bernard gave phone-filing a test run, but she wasn’t impressed. She found the experience unpleasant, in parts, and had unanswered questions about how to fill out a model return. For her own family’s taxes, she will rely on a human accountant again this year.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Ben Franklin once said. Given those alternatives, the tax man usually looks good. Yet the particular tortures exacted this year may make the choice less obvious.
The wholesale overhaul of the tax law that is in place for people filing their returns would, on its own, have required the I.R.S. and tax experts to make many adjustments and give a great deal of new guidance this year. The partial government shutdown slowed the process considerably. And the early returns are including a larger number of unpleasant surprises for taxpayers — who owe money when they expected to receive refunds — than was the case in the past.
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【隔】【天】【苏】【纹】【儿】【起】【床】【很】【晚】，【当】【时】【差】【不】【多】【十】【点】【多】【了】。 【她】【睡】【眼】【惺】【忪】【穿】【着】【睡】【衣】【下】【楼】【的】【时】【候】，【隐】【约】【间】【听】【到】【楼】【下】【传】【来】【一】【阵】【欢】【声】【笑】【语】。 【别】【墅】【里】【除】【了】【偶】【尔】【小】【萌】【会】【来】【找】【她】【之】【外】，【并】【没】【有】【其】【他】【的】【客】【人】。 【楼】【下】【的】【说】【话】【声】，【明】【显】【是】【有】【陌】【生】【人】【的】【样】【子】。 【心】【里】【充】【满】【了】【疑】【惑】，【穿】【着】【拖】【鞋】，【慢】【慢】【的】【走】【下】【楼】。 【抬】【眼】【就】【看】【到】【客】【厅】【的】【沙】【发】【上】【坐】【着】
【飞】【机】【上】，【子】【弹】【敲】【打】【着】【铁】【器】【的】【声】【音】，“【噼】【里】【啪】【啦】”【的】【震】【耳】【欲】【聋】…… 【老】【二】【一】【边】【躲】【藏】【着】【子】【弹】，【一】【边】【幸】【灾】【乐】【祸】【的】【喊】【道】： “【老】【三】，【看】【来】【你】【在】【他】【们】【那】【也】【不】【过】【如】【此】【啊】！【组】【织】【这】【就】【把】【你】【抛】【弃】【了】？” 【杜】【宇】【其】【狼】【狈】【的】【驾】【驶】【着】【飞】【机】，【还】【不】【忘】【回】【头】【大】【喊】，“【你】【们】【看】【着】【点】【儿】，【别】【打】【到】【我】【媳】【妇】【儿】！” …… 【庄】【家】【地】【里】，【老】【陈】【正】【用】【望】【远】
【离】【莫】【传】【间】【月】【颖】：“【我】【且】【先】【往】【珍】【珠】【岛】，【你】【可】【在】【此】【界】【游】【历】【一】【番】。” 【月】【颖】【收】【了】【那】【么】【多】【的】【鲛】【纱】，【此】【界】【的】【宝】【贝】【定】【还】【有】【不】【少】，【不】【如】【让】【她】【以】【游】【历】【为】【名】，【多】【收】【集】【一】【些】【宝】【贝】。 【即】【便】【是】【好】【友】、【挚】【爱】，【亦】【得】【给】【彼】【此】【一】【点】【空】【间】。 【月】【颖】【点】【了】【一】【下】【道】：“【也】【罢】！【那】【我】【们】【就】【此】【道】【别】，【有】【事】【记】【得】【传】【讯】【于】【我】。” 【她】【行】【了】【一】【礼】，【与】【月】【亮】【岛】【主】【打】【过】