What You Need to Know on Tax Day

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This year's Tax Day is April 17, 2018, so anyone who files an extension then will push the filing deadline to October 15, 2018.

So instead of subjecting taxpayers to long waiting periods over the phone, the IRS is directing them to its website, IRS.gov, for any questions or concerns.

"Taxpayers should go ahead and continue to prepare and file their taxes as normal with TurboTax", a company spokeswoman said.

An estimated 10 million Floridians are expected to file individual federal income tax returns for 2017, and the procrastinators are again in last-minute mode.


Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter faced the unenviable position of alerting taxpayers and Congress to the embarrassing problem when he testified at a tax day hearing on Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules.

Luckily, the process to file an extension is quick and easy. Check only one filing status and the appropriate exemption boxes.

Chuck E. Cheese is providing a buy one, get one free offer on cheese pizzas from April 17 to 19, citing the tax deadline as a stressful time for families.

You can also use a tax software and plug in your info - just try not to underpay the IRS. That charge will accrue for up to 5 months, capping the penalty at 25% of the unpaid amount. You've got until today to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty. But an extension to file is not an extension to pay.


Qualified taxpayers can choose to pay any taxes owed over time through an installment agreement. If both penalties are due in the same month, the failure-to-file penalty is reduced to 0.5%.

If you are due a refund, the sooner you file, the sooner you'll get it.

H&R Block said that despite the outage, it's still processing tax returns for its customers. Or, mail a check or money order payable to the "United States Treasury" along with a Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher. The goal of the Heroin Impact Project will be to help those affected by the use and also diminish the source.


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