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IRS won't accept silent returns

Georgia residents and other taxpayers didn't have to disclose whether they had health coverage when filing their returns in 2017. However, the IRS says that it will not process electronically filed returns that don't address health care status in 2018. If a filer sends in a paper return, it may be suspended until adequate information is provided. Refunds may be delayed until a tax return has been processed.

The IRS view on severance pay

Some workers receive severance pay from their employer. It may be as the result of being terminated, being laid off or leaving a position. Regardless of why a person received such pay, the IRS views it as wage income subject to tax. Therefore, that payment may be subject to employment taxes and deductions that may apply even if it is received in a settlement years after leaving the company.

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