Did you miss the tax deadline for your 2017 taxes?
Although you’re late, you can still file your late 2017 taxes. However, you won’t be able to e-file your tax return.
Dates to remember
The 2018 tax season ran from January 29, 2018, to October 15, 2018. The official tax deadline was April 17, 2018, due to April 15 falling on a weekend and Emancipation Day following after. The e-file and extension deadline was October 15, 2018; therefore, you are now required to mail your return to the IRS.
Generosity has its perks, or rather its tax benefits.
Keep in mind, taxpayers are able to easily itemize once they exceed their standard deduction. This typically happens by taxpayers claiming charitable donations along with any expenses they have. It then becomes greater than their standard deduction. However, the standard deduction is twice the amount for 2017.
Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers who itemize may face some difficulties next year.
Read on to find out what you can do to be prepared for next year!
“Bunching,” a word that people can’t stop talking about.
If you’re surfing the web for information on charitable donations, you might run into the term, “bunching.” It may be confusing, so we’re here to clear it up for you. (more…)
Refunds come and go when it comes to taxes. Luckily, for you, you can still claim the 2015 refund that you’ve been delaying. Just remember, you have three years within the original due date of your 2015 tax return to claim your refund.
This is due to the IRS Statute of Limitations, which limits taxpayers in claiming a prior year refund. After the three year deadline, your refund expires and goes to the IRS.
In the worst case scenario, the IRS rejects your tax return.
Someone else claimed my dependent. What should I do? Luckily, the IRS gives you options in case you’re stuck in this situation.
Unfortunately, the IRS cannot disclose who claimed your dependent. Typically it’s either the other parent, their child claimed themselves as an exemption on their individual tax return, another member of the household such as the grandparent, or any other person that lived with the child for a portion of the year.
What you need to do.
If you’re filing a current year return, you may receive a rejection due to your dependent’s social security number. In this case, you should double-check that you reported their SSN correctly.
If it is reported correctly, you will need to paper file your return; meaning you must print, sign and mail your return to the IRS. You cannot e-file it since the IRS will reject it again.
You may receive a CP87A Notice which notifies each party that if they incorrectly claimed the dependent, they need to file an amended tax form. If you can rightfully claim the dependent, you do not need to respond to this notice. In order to dispute the claim of your dependent, you will need to attach a cover letter(more…)
For taxpayers who are receiving a refund, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about! The IRS does not attach penalties to late returns that have refunds. On the other hand, if you had a tax due to the IRS, you must have paid your taxes to the IRS by the tax deadline which was April 17, 2018 or you will be subject to penalties.
Read on to find out the steps you need to take in order to file your return.
With tax seasons coming and going, you probably have some catching up to do. Luckily, you can still file your 2016 tax return if you’re one of many taxpayers that are rushing to stay on top of a missed 2016 tax deadline. That being said, start raiding your rooms for all the receipts you need to finish your taxes. If you want to find out if you have a refund coming your way, utilize our 2016 tax calculator.
Read on to find out how to file your 2016 prior-year return.
While most Americans finish or have finished their current year taxes, others have stacks of unfiled tax returns from previous years. You may feel swamped with the pressures of work and within a blink of an eye, you wake up to find an IRS notice in the mailbox. Let’s face it, life gets busy. Nevertheless, you have forgotten about those prior year tax returns, but the IRS hasn’t. Here are some common questions for those taxpayers who are stuck in the mud with unfiled tax returns:
If you need to file a prior year tax return, you’ll have to mail it to the IRS…
Still need to get caught up on a prior year tax return? You’ll most likely need to paper file it. If this is the case, you’ll need the IRS address to send your return to.
You’ll be able to prepare any previous year tax return online, but you won’t be able to electronically file it. You’ll need to mail it to the IRS.
IRS address to file a late tax return
The address you’ll send your prior year tax return to will depend on what state you live in. Below, are five separate addresses on where to send a late tax return to. Please note that if you received a notice from the IRS with an alternate address, you should use that one. (more…)
Feel like giving up? Take a deep breath: you can still file your late 2012 taxes!
Procrastination happens. Maybe you planned to file your 2012 taxes when they were due, but ended up putting it off until a later date. Now, it’s 2016 and you still haven’t filed your 2012 taxes. Sound familiar? The good news is you can file 2012 taxes with PriorTax.
Yes, it will be considered late. However, it’s much better to file late, than to never file at all!
If the process of filing your late taxes is causing you mild stress, take a deep breath and simply follow our provided steps.