IRS reminds taxpayers the filing deadline is Tuesday

Jon Howard
April 18, 2017

Dulay's predecessor Kim Henares filed a tax case against the boxer turned senator for his failure to pay P2.2 billion in taxes from his bouts in the U.S. from 2008 to 2009. According to the IRS, the emails are created to trick taxpayers into thinking they are official communications from the IRS or others in the tax industry, including tax software companies. If you detest the mail like me, you might be wondering if it's safe to file your taxes online. The money can be claimed without penalty, if a return is filed by the April 18 deadline, but the refunds will be applied to any outstanding tax money owed. All you need to do is fill out Form 4868 and then file it by the tax filing deadline.

It's possible to get the automatic extension without filing IRS Form 4868. The fastest and easiest way to get an extension is through Free File on IRS.gov where some partners offer free electronic filing of the extension request.

But if you do need to move ahead and make the tax deadline, here's our guidance on filing right.

Regardless of the two extensions, the tax software company, TaxSlayer, maintains that many Americans struggle with filing their taxes - no matter how long they are given to prepare them.

Only e-file your taxes with one of the reputable tax websites like TurboTax, H&R Block, eSmart Tax, exTaxReturn.com, Free Tax USA, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer.

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"Frankly, I am not aware of any pending case against Mr. Lucio Tan, but give me a few more days and I'll look at the records and talk to the assessment people of BIR and probably I can come out with a definite answer", Dulay said. However, an extension doesn't apply to any payments due."The extension to file is not an extension to pay for those taxpayers who owe the IRS money". Taxpayers residing in these areas do not need to contact the IRS to request an extension.

First and foremost are victims of natural disasters.Taxpayersin several presidentially declared disaster areas across the country qualify for more time to file their returns and pay any taxes due.

And some of those lesser known tax credits, like the Saver Credit, can actually work in your favor. For 2017, taxpayers who reside in certain portions of George and MS have until May 31, 2017 to file and pay their 2016 tax return.

Taxpayers are reminded that an extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. By working with the IRS, taxpayers may reduce or eliminate their penalties."If they're having trouble paying their tax bill, taxpayers can save time and money when they are short on both by talking to a tax professional about their options".

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