FAQ: Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?

13 April, 2017, 01:29 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
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Mancinone told 22News this year the IRS is taking an extra security measure by asking for the driver's license number of tax filers to verify identity.

"We need to make sure that child lives with you", he said.

Extension requests should be sent off with a check for the amount of the expected tax bill.

"If you have healthcare through the ACA, you have to show you have insurance through the Marketplace", he said.

Whether you file an extension or not, that money is due by 11:59 pm on April 18th.

"A lot of people - if they owe taxes - they'll either decide to not file or file later on, or they think they can file an extension and that will keep them from having to pay penalties", Clark said. Watch out! Criminals may pose as IRS agents to offer non-existent tax refunds.

If you find you do have taxes to pay, you must pay your taxes in U.S. dollars. Check out "What You Must Know Before Doing Your Own Taxes". If you're of that age, they just might help you save on taxes. Because Emancipation Day is observed in Washington, D.C. on the next business day, the deadline moves to Tuesday, April 18.

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You might catch a break if you've paid at least 90% of your actual tax liability by the April deadline and you pay the rest with your return.

Report all your income: You will need all your Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statements, and 1099 income statements to report your income when you file your tax return. You can make contributions until the tax-filing deadline for that year, so contributions for the 2016 tax year may be made until April 18, 2017.

Once you've filed, you can track your refund through the IRS - I've put a link to that on my website as well.

Avoid a late-filing penalty by requesting a tax-filing extension. See Form 4868. You can get an automatic six-month extension to file your tax return by filing Form 4868 electronically. If the return is not filed by the required due date and the taxpayer can not provide a good rationale, the IRS charges a late-filing penalty of 5 percent of the balance due for each month the return is delinquent.

Certain taxpayers, especially those of modest means, might have very simple tax returns that don't require professional services. After filing, whether or not direct deposit was chosen, use "Where's My Refund?" on IRS.gov or download the IRS2Go Mobile App to track the status of a refund. "Tax preparers assert that they charge by the form, and can not predict which forms will be generated until they actually finish the tax preparation", the NCLC and the CFA wrote in their report.

If the caller threatens you with a lawsuit, arrest, or physical harm, or demands immediate payment over the phone, it's a scammer.

An employer finding an error on an employment tax return not subject to examination must use the corresponding X form, such as Form 941-X, to make the correction, the publication said.

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