Saigon Travel and Tax Services

Welcome to Saigon Travel and Tax Services! We are a family-owned business in the Chamblee Tucker area focused on providing our clients with the most competitive airline pricing and expert tax preparation services. With over 15 years of experience and certified as a tax consultant, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the highest tax refund possible by looking at every tax credit option available for your situation. Our office is an authorized Electronic Return Originator, therefore, you can receive your refund in less than 21 days from date of filing! We are able to provide you with trustworthy service to MINIMIZE your tax liability while giving you your MAXIMUM refund compared to other preparers and software programs. If you're out of town and can't stop by our office, don't worry! We serve many clients outside of Georgia in the Southeast region. Just give us a call and we can help you out.

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Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Georgia’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is now available for individuals who are self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, etc.

Please watch the video below from the Georgia Department of Labor to learn how to apply for this unemployment assistance.

https://youtu.be/zgGeXEeQAys

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits on the Georgia Department of Labor website.

Self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors - DO NOT APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AT THIS TIME.

You must wait until the GA Department of Labor develops the new system to meet Federal guidelines.

https://dol.georgia.gov/gdol-covid-19-information

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Unemployment benefits for independent contractors

As of now there are no unemployment benefits for independent contractors. Independent contractors must wait until the Georgia Department of Labor receives guidelines from the Federal government.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fox5atlanta.com/news/unemployment-benefits-for-independent-contractors.amp

fox5atlanta.com In March, more than 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits. Georgia processed the highest number of claims ever processed in a week.

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Coronavirus Tax Relief Information

The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020 for Georgia residents. This will align with the IRS federal income tax deadline.

https://dor.georgia.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-information

dor.georgia.gov The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 are also being extended through May 15, 2020. Press Release

IRS update: FEDERAL tax filing due date is extended from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers -- individuals, corporations, other non-corporate filers and those who pay self-employment tax -- can also defer income tax payments. See details at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

STATE tax filing due date will depend on your state of residency. Georgia has confirmed they are extending the state tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020 as well.

Our office has a tool called my TAXportal that allows for our clients to securely upload tax documents and have us file their taxes remotely, saving time for our clients. We are continuing to use this tool since it's been great for our out-of-state clients and those who want to file remotely!

You can upload supporting tax documents to the portal at your convenience, our office will then review your documents and ensure we’ve received all the information needed. Once we complete the filing, you can either stop by the office to review/sign the documents or electronically review/sign.

Our office has GIFT BAGS we are giving to the first 100 clients. Stop by our office for one! Don't worry if you're filing remotely via email or our tax portal, we'll be mailing them to you.

This is our way of saying THANK YOU for supporting our office and referring us to your family and friends.

Today is officially the first day you can file your taxes. 📑🖊 🗓

Our office can electronically file (e-file) your taxes, thus ensuring you receive your refund much faster, usually within 21 days.

2020 IRS UPDATE - The IRS released a new W-4 Form for 2020. This form was redesigned to reflect the federal tax code changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

If you have already completed a W-4 Form with your current employer then you are not required to complete the new form. But the IRS still encourages everyone to complete the new W-4 Form to ensure it is updated and the appropriate tax amount is being withheld from each paycheck, thus preventing any unexpected tax bills or penalties when you file taxes.

The IRS has announced that tax season will open on Monday, JANUARY 27, 2020. All paper and electronic tax returns will be accepted by the IRS that day!

Federal law requires all employers to send their employees the appropriate tax statements (such as W-2 and 1099) no matter how low earnings or wages are. The statements can be sent in either paper or digital form and must be received by employees no later than January 31.

What Is the Student Loan Interest Deduction?

The student loan interest deduction is a tax deduction that U.S. tax filers may qualify for based on their paid interest on post secondary education during the tax year. The post-secondary education loans must have been taken out to pay for qualified educational expenses for either the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse or the taxpayer's dependent. Qualified educational expenses include tuition, fees, supplies and equipment needed for coursework. Room and board, insurance, health fees and transportation costs do not qualify under this program. To receive this deduction, you must be legally obligated to repay the loan. If your child has the loan in his/her name and you don't claim him/her as a dependent, then you can't file for the deduction. You (or your spouse, if filing jointly) also can't be claimed as a dependent on anyone's tax return to qualify. And if you are married but filing separately, you won't be able to get your student loan interest deducted.

How Much Student Loan Interest Can You Deduct?

The IRS allows you to subtract up to $2,500 of your interest payments from your taxable income. The amount you will actually be able to deduct will depend on the amount of interest you paid on your student loans in the tax year and the income you earned. Your lender should send you a Form 1098-E, if you've paid more than $600 in interest, which will state the amount of interest you paid that year. If you've paid less than $600, you can ask your servicer for the form. Student loan interest deduction is limited to the filing status and income of the taxpayer as shown on the chart.

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc456

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A Simple Explanation of Tax Withholding, Tax Returns and Tax Refunds

Ever wondered the purpose of the W-4 Form you receive from your employer and how you should fill it out?

This article (written by Time In The Market) does an EXCELLENT job explaining how your employer withholds taxes from your paycheck based on your W-4 Form and how that will determine your tax liability at the end of the year – whether you received a refund or not.

Still have questions about the W-4 Form? You know you can always call or email us anytime.

timeinthemarket.com A simple but in-depth discussion of tax withholding, tax returns and tax refunds in the face of our favorite yearly exercise.

Another tax season is in the books! Every tax season comes with its own unique challenges and this year was no exception, especially with the changes in the tax reform. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our clients, for choosing us for your accounting and tax needs. We are truly grateful for your business. We especially would like to thank you for the referrals you all have sent our way. We had clients from California all the way to New York! THANK YOU for trusting us to take care of your family and friends.

As we look ahead to the next tax season, we’ll continue to monitor and keep you updated on any developments or changes that may affect your tax position and filings for the 2019 year. We will be sure to post important updates to our Facebook. As always, we encourage and welcome our clients to reach out to us if you have any questions!

Tax season is coming to an end! There's just ONE week left to file!

If you need to have your taxes prepared and can’t find the time to come in this week, we have a solution: myTAXportal

We’ve had a majority of our clients (in-state and out-of-state) this past week utilize our tax portal to upload their documents remotely because they don’t have time to stop by our office. Contact us if you need to file your taxes and would like to utilize this tool.

Did you know we have an online Client Portal that allows for our clients and our office to securely upload tax documents? It's called myTAXportal!

You can upload supporting tax documents to the portal at your convenience, our office will then review your documents and ensure we’ve received all the information needed. Once we complete the filing, you can either stop by the office to review/sign the documents or electronically review/sign. We do recommend our clients to stop by the office to review the final documents in person and allow us to answer any questions they may have.

myTAXportal has allowed us to save our clients so much time by preventing the constant emails/calls due to missing documents or information. It's a free tool for our clients to use and all we need is your email. Reach out to our office if this would be something you’d like to utilize this year to file your taxes!

[02/07/19]   According to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit. This applies to the entire refund, even the portion not associated with these credits.

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Andrew Pham, our tax consultant.

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IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28 | Internal Revenue Service

UPDATE:

WASHINGTON – Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-confirms-tax-filing-season-to-begin-january-28

irs.gov IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

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Here's how the IRS has been affected by the government shutdown

Most IRS activities will stop during the government shutdown unless a new contingency plan is passed. These activities include:

1. Issuing tax refunds
2. Processing Form 1040X amended returns
3. Auditing and examinations of returns
4. Processing paper tax returns that include remittances
5. Providing taxpayer services, such as answering taxpayer’s calls and emails

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/here-s-how-the-irs-has-been-affected-by-the-government-shutdown/900125465

wsbtv.com The IRS has sent close to 90 percent of its workforce home without pay due to the government's partial shutdown, according to a contingency plan published by the agency in December.

[08/23/18]   HEALTHCARE TAX REFORM INFO:

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) eliminates the Affordable Care Act penalty beginning with the 2019 tax filing year. Because the TCJA makes changes that affect how the ACA penalty is calculated, tax payers who expect to pay a penalty in 2018 should be aware of the changes as they estimate their tax liability.

For the 2018 tax filing year, the healthcare tax penalty is either $695 per individual (up to a maximum of $2,085) or 2.5% of the household income, whichever is greater. Even though the individual penalty is eliminated beginning with the 2019 tax filing year, taxpayers will continue to receive Forms 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C with information about their coverage. Taxpayers should retain these forms with their tax return records.

[08/20/18]   Identity theft is a major problem and we are focused on minimizing this risk for our clients.

We shred ALL physical documents that contain any personal information (name, address, social security, etc.) and keep ALL our computer systems up-to-date with firewall and anti-virus software. Any electronic documents we email are encrypted and require a pass-code to view. You can trust us to keep your information safe.

Anyone needing a vacation?! There are some sales going on for tours to places like Japan, Thailand, Italy and more. If you want more details about the tours and airline tickets, give us a call at 770-452-7442.

We can help you get all the logistics figured out so you can just enjoy your trip!

With less than 10 days left to complete tax filings, our office is working hard to get all the paperwork submitted for our clients!

We’re still open every day of the week until the tax filing deadline, April 17. Contact us if you need us to help file your taxes.

📞 678 622 8551
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[03/07/18]   If you are paying someone to prepare your tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what is on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else.

At Saigon Travel and Tax Services, our main priority is to educate our clients and answer any questions they may have about their tax returns. You should be well-informed when it comes to your own money! We are focused on being professional, honest and providing excellent service to our clients.

The IRS has provided tips for choosing a tax return preparer. We’re glad to say that our office satisfies all these points!
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tips-for-choosing-a-tax-return-preparer

Do you need a convenient way to check your refund status or pay your federal tax? Then download the IRS2GO app!

A colleague of mine and her partner recently went to HR Block to file their taxes. The tax professional took 3hrs and charged $282 to file both of their taxes. I told her I could’ve helped them in under 1hr and it would have costed her 3x less. So she said they’re coming to me from now on!

If you or your friends need help or have questions about filing your taxes, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I’m here to EDUCATE my clients so they can receive the best refund possible.

TAX ADVICE: File Your Taxes Early OR Get an Identity Protection PIN

1. An alarming detail about that Equifax data breach is the fact that Social Security numbers were among the sensitive information hackers gained accessed to. The hackers have the opportunity to use your identity to file a tax return and receive YOUR refund. To reduce your risk, I would recommend filing your taxes as early as possible to prevent the data hackers from using your identity to receive a tax refund.

2. The IRS has come up with a safeguard that can stop fraudulent tax filers. It’s a 6-digit number called an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN). Once you’re assigned an IP PIN, you’ll have to use it to confirm your identity on all federal tax returns going forward. This will prevent identity thieves from receiving a refund under your name!

Click the IRS link below to see what you need to do to get an IP Pin.
https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin

[01/30/18]   Hello Everyone!
We received some requests from our clients to make a page in order to better facilitate communication as well as scheduling appointments. So here it is! Support us by hitting that LIKE button, SHARE our page with friends & family. Give us a REVIEW if we were able to help you!

Feel free to reach out to us about any concerns or questions you have. Whether it be about the tax filing process or a quote for flight tickets to Vietnam. We’re here to help and provide you with the BEST service and pricing. We’ll make sure to continuously update our page with topics relating to the IRS and tax filing process or tips to increase your tax refund. And if we notice any drop in flight prices to Vietnam, we’ll post it!

🗃 TAX: 678-622-8551
✈️ TRAVEL: 770-452-7442
🗽 IMMIGRATION: 770-807-3951

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Tax filing season starts JAN 29, 2018 & ends APR 17, 2018!

Our Tax Office Hours:
MON-FRI • 9AM-5PM
SAT-SUN • By Appt.

Our Story

Welcome to Saigon Travel and Tax Services! We are a family-owned business in the Chamblee Tucker area focused on providing our clients with the most competitive airline pricing and expert tax preparation services. With over 15 years of experience and certified as a tax consultant, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the highest tax refund possible by looking at every tax credit option available for your situation. Our office is an authorized Electronic Return Originator, therefore, you can receive your refund in less than 21 days from date of filing! We are able to provide you with trustworthy service to MINIMIZE your tax liability while giving you your MAXIMUM refund compared to other preparers and software programs. If you're out of town and can't stop by our office, don't worry! We serve many clients outside of Georgia. Just give us a call and we can help you out.

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2505 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Chamblee, GA
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00