Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/federal tax return


My business runs on a fiscal year ending Oct.31. On this past years tax return I noticed that my CPA did not put in the tax year beginning and ending date! The dates were supposed to be beginning Nov.1 2011, ending Oct. 31. 2012. But the tax return does have 2011 on the top right side corner. I have called my CPA numerous times with no answer. What should I do about this? Is it a big deal that the dates are not on the tax return? And will hear from the IRS about this? I owe nothing for the year but have a refund that will be applied to this years taxes.

Yes, it does matter and should be corrected. In addition, it sounds like the wrong form for the tax year was used - since your fiscal year ends in 2012, the 2012 version of the return (and not 2011) should have been used. What kind of tax return was filed - 1040, 1065, 1120, 1120S and I can provide you some further guidance?

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