Tax Day has arrived. Read this if you still need to file


However you are most comfortable doing your taxes, get it taken care of, she said - comparing it to a trip to the dentist. The more benefits you generate for society through the marketplace, the larger the share of your earnings the government confiscates. Once you file for an extension it will automatically give you six more months to file your taxes but you have to file the extension before the deadline.

If you really can't get your tax return done, seek an extension.

If you owe money, you'll need to get that in by Tuesday as well or else you can expect to pay late payment penalties.

The state of Utah does not require you to file for an extension or to pay until the extension deadline in October. Taxpayers who are thinking of missing the filing deadline because they can't pay all of the taxes they owe should consider filing and paying what they can to lessen interest and penalties.

"A good rule of thumb is to have at least three months' salary saved as a safety net in the event of an emergency", Water says. Roughly 70% of taxpayers are eligible to file taxes for free, according to the IRS. You don't need to register, write a check or find a mailbox. Debit card charges are usually flat fees ($2.00-$3.95) and credit cards are charged as a percentage fee (1.87%-2.00%). No part of the fee goes to the IRS.

The federal income tax system is created to be progressive, which means the more taxable income you make, the higher the tax rate. Simply download IRS2Go from Google Play, the Apple App Store or Amazon. "Because if you do owe at the time you file you can receive an installment agreement".

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If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

If you're having trouble with filing, Tepper recommends using a software or talking with an accountant.

If you can't settle your IRS tax debt now, then consider setting up a payment plan.

Koelsch says it doesn't take a lot of information for thieves to be able to file for a tax refund in your name using phone calls or emails.

Choose Other Options to Pay. "Electronic filing is fast, easy and results in a significantly lower error rate compared to filing through traditional paper forms".