Tax Day is Monday - The Internal Revenue Service says taxpayers who need more time to file don't need to panic.
Can't file your tax returns by the Monday, April 15 deadline? Extensions are available. Those who haven't finished completing their returns can get an automatic six-month extension. The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time, the IRS says, is through this Free File link — use the free service to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension on Form 4868. Filing this form gives taxpayers until October 15 to file a return and allows individuals to avoid a late-filing penalty. To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability and also pay any amount due. Can't pay the full amount you owe the government? Click here to find out about setting up payments. You might also be interested in reading:
Tuesday is the very last chance to get tax returns in the mail without incurring penalties, but the US Postal Service is stepping up to help with Tax Night 2012.
Monday, April 16, 2012
If you woke up this morning and realized yesterday was April 15 and you hadn’t yet filed your taxes, relax, this year you get a reprieve. Because the 15th fell on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day - a legal holiday in Washington D.C. - is being observed today, you actually get two extra days. In addition, the US Postal Services is pulling out the stops to help filers who wait until the very last minute, which is midnight, Tuesday, April 17. Two post offices in the Atlanta area will be open until midnight that day. These are the Atlanta Main Post Office, 3900 Crown Road, Atlanta (which is open from 6 a.m. until midnight year round) and the Boggs Road Postal Store, 1605 Boggs Road in Duluth. Other post offices will operate their regular hours, …
File your 2011 federal income tax return by April 17 to avoid late penalties and interest.
Friday, April 13, 2012
You still have a few days left to meet the filing deadline for your 2011 federal income tax returns. The tax deadline is traditionally on April 15, but it's been pushed back to April 17 this year due to the fact that April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. April 17 is also the due date to apply for 2011 tax extensions. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to file returns electronically. According to a statement posted on the IRS website, e-file is "the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds." For last minute filing tips, see the IRS video posted above. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch's free newsletter, …