Tax Info on Scholarships, Fellowship Grants and Other Grants

Scholarships, Fellowship Grants, and Other Grants A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to a student at an educational institution for the purpose of study. A fellowship grant is generally an amount paid or allowed to an individual for the purpose of study or research. Other types of grants include need-based grants (such as Pell Grants) and Fulbright...

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Where’s My Refund?

It’s Quick, Easy and Secure. Using a mobile device? Download the IRS2Go app to check your refund status. What you need to check the status of your refund: JAWS Users Session Expiration Warning If this application remains idle for 15 minutes, it displays a session expiration warning message in a popup or new browser window, allowing you to extend your session. The...

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2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

IR-2015-137, Dec.17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54 cents...

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Tips from IRS for Year-End Gifts to Charity

IR-2015-134, Nov. 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years. Some of the changes taxpayers should keep in mind include: Rules for Charitable Contributions of Clothing and Household Items Household items include...

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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to South Carolina Flood Victim Relief

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible fake charity scams emerging due to severe flooding this month in South Carolina and neighboring states. “When making donations to assist flood victims in South Carolina and elsewhere, taxpayers should take steps to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate and currently...

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IRS Provides Tax Relief to South Carolina Flood Victims; Oct. 15 Tax Deadline Extended to Feb. 16

Update Oct. 8, 2015 — Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw and Lee Counties have been added to the list of South Carolina counties eligible for special tax relief.   IRS YouTube Videos Help for Disaster Victims: English | Spanish | ASL IR-2015-112, Oct. 7, 2015 WASHINGTON –– South Carolina flood victims, including individuals and businesses that previously received a...

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