Did You Request an Extension to File Your Taxes? Don’t Forget This Important Date

Did You Request an Extension to File Your Taxes? Don’t Forget This Important Date

If you filed an extension to file your taxes you should keep in mind that the October 15 due date is less than one month away.

If you didn’t request an extension and haven’t filed a tax return yet, then you should take action as soon as possible. This is important, as it will help you avoid additional interests and penalties. 

Taxpayers who expect a refund should choose direct deposit to have the money deposited directly into their financial account. This is a much faster way to get your refund than expecting a paper check to arrive by regular mail.

Useful Online Resources

If what you want is tracking the status of your refund, this can be easily done using the Where’s My Refund tool available on the IRS website, or downloading the mobile app IRS2GO, available for Android and iOS devices.

There are other tools provided by the IRS that you may find useful after filing your taxes. The Tax Withholding Estimator helps you check that your employer is withholding the right amount of taxes from your paycheck. On the other hand, if you discover a mistake in your return after filing it, you can use the tool Should I File an Amended Return to determine if you should file an amended return or make other changes.

Some Important Exceptions

While October 15 is the due date for most taxpayers, there are exceptions to this rule. Members of the military and other personnel serving in a combat zone have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file returns and pay their taxes. Another important exception is taxpayers in federally-declared disaster areas who already have a valid extension.

The IRS puts at the disposal of taxpayers online options to file and pay taxes. However, it’s always a good idea to seek the assistance of a tax expert. This way you’ll to ensure that your withholding is correct and that you get the credits you qualify for.

Contact the Experts at JT Tax Services

Looking for expert, dependable advice on taxes? At JT Tax Services we have the experience, the knowledge, and the drive to assist you. We give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with all regulations.

We are located in Oxnard, California. Contact us today by email, telephone, or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about our services.

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