Monday, April 15, 2013
Attention tax day procrastinators! Here's what you need to know.
Today is income tax deadline day and all federal and state paper returns must be postmarked April 15. If you are planning on meeting the deadline in White Lake and Highland, the Post Office in Highland closes at 5 p.m. while the one in Union Lake closes at 5:30 p.m. And don't forget, according to the federal post office, if an item isn't turned in by closing time, it won't be postmarked for that day. You don't want to start accumulating interest and penalties! For a list of free options to e-file your return go to IRS.gov. If you find you need more time to file your tax returns, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. Here are five things you need to know about filing an extension, according to IRS.gov. Visit the IRS …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The IRS has announced a delayed start to the 2012 tax filing season.
You'll have to wait a bit if you are used to filing your annual tax return at the earliest possible date. The Internal Revenue Service has revised its opening date for tax season -- pushing it eight days to January 30, 2013. The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15 The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date though some revised forms may not be immediately available. You can blame the delay on the federal "fiscal cliff" crisis and the new tax bill Congress passed just after Dec. 31. You can find more information in this Forbes article. Electronic filing season was originally set to start on Jan. 22 this year. As a result of the delay, nobody will get a refund in …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Information from the IRS on free tax prep software, what to do if you can't pay on time, how to get help from the IRS and "everything you need to know about making tax payments."
Monday, April 16, 2012
From the IRS: The tax deadline is fast approaching and even though the April 17 deadline offers a couple of extra days this year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers who haven't filed yet that IRS Free File is still available. For people who find taxes a little too taxing, IRS Free File offers free software to prepare and e-file your taxes for free. Get started at IRS.gov/freefile. Here are four tips about IRS Free File. 1. Free File Does the Hard Work for You Free File is a partnership between the IRS and leading tax software providers who make their brand-name products available for free. You don’t need to be a tax expert; the software will help find tax breaks for you, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. The software asks the questions…