Welcome to Unison Tax Services, Inc.
Welcome to Unison Tax Service! We are conveniently located on Route 9W in West Coxsackie, NY, just south of the traffic light, across from the car wash. Look for the sign out front that says "intelligent technology solutions, inc.", with our " Unison Tax Service" sign hanging right below it. The entrance with the blue door is our main entrance. This website has a “get directions” link, just look under the “Find Us” tab, and pop in your location and hit the get directions tab.
The first day of e-filing is January 23rd. We are open Saturdays starting on January 28th.
Identity Verification: Because of the Identity Theft issues that states and the IRS have run into over the last few years, IRS is asking we get more information to help to prove your identities. ** This information includes your Drivers License information or state issued identification card, passport or some form of government issued id.
If you are a new client, we will need information from your previous years returns to be able to efile this years returns, so please be prepared to provide that as well.
Also, for anyone who has been a victim of IRS Identity Theft, please bring in the pin number issued to you by the IRS.
Some highlights of changes this year:
Big Announcement by IRS this year for lower income families. A new law is requiring the IRS to hold back tax refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit until February 15th. Also be aware that it will take additional time to release the funds and for the financial institutions to process them. Factoring in weekends and the Presidents holiday the IRS is saying some people getting these credits may not see their refunds until the week of February 27th.
Personal Exemption amounts have increased this year to $4050.
The standard deduction for married persons filing jointly and qualifying widows/widowers this year is $12,700, for head of household $9350 and for single or married filing separate $6350.
The floor for deducting medical expenses if you are able to itemize deductions has increased to 10%.
The standard business mileage rate for 2016 is 54 cents. The rate for medical miles is 19 cents and for charitable volunteers the mileage rate is 14 cents a mile.
In prior years, we've been able to give you an idea of when to expect your federal refund. The IRS has notified us that they no longer will be issuing their refund cycle charts. Because of massive online fraudulent filings the last couple of years, they are having to be more diligent with checking returns for authenticity, thus some returns may take longer than usual to get back. Just recently the IRS Commissioner has also stated he expects refund delays this year due to budget cut backs. He states there will be less agents to process the returns and to answer phone calls for questions. Minimum wait times for questions is estimated to be at least 20 minutes. You can still check the status of your return online though. You can call the IRS with questions at 1-800-829-1040.
***Once the return has been transmitted to the IRS, the status of the return is totally up to the IRS. We do not have any control over how quickly they process the returns or get the refunds get back to you.
As always, our website will have links for you to check on your refund status if you want to. You will need the copy of your return in front of you as you will need to answer a few questions to get the status. Heather, Cheryl or Sibylle can set you up with an appointment when you are ready so just give us a call @ 947-6757. If you would prefer, you can just drop off your papers and we’ll call you when they are done. Please make sure to give us the best phone number to reach you.
*** Be sure to make note of any changes that may affect your returns!
If you’re looking to check on your tax return status with the IRS or NYS, go to the following links:
And for NYS: https://www8.tax.ny.gov/PRIS/prisStart
We offer numerous tax services for individuals as well as business's. We also do Electronic Filing, with the option of direct deposit into your checking or statement savings account: Totally Free.