Last night, the IRS confirmed that January 28, 2019 will be the start of the tax season.
Although live assistance from the IRS number isn’t available, their staff is determined to keep the tax season going. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.
Now that you have an idea of when you should have your 2018 tax return prepared by, here’s what you need to know.
Will my refund still be delayed?
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Update: The IRS has announced that the tax season will begin January 28, 2019 to start filing your 2018 tax returns!
Did you try calling the IRS?
Many taxpayers are confused as to how the government shutdown will affect the 2019 tax season. If you pick up the phone and contact the IRS, you’ll receive a short message instead of the typical menu. “Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible,” is what you hear when you call their toll free number.
Overall, this means that all IRS offices are closed because of the government shutdown. Read on to find out what you need to know for this tax season.
First off, what does “government shutdown” mean?
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October 15 is in less than 2 weeks…did you file your 2017 taxes?
Taxpayers tend to wait until the last minute to file their 2017 tax returns. However, if you’re one of these taxpayers who missed the April 17 tax deadline, here are some helpful tax information that you should know.
1. October 15, 2018 is the e-file and extension deadline.
After October 15, 2018, are required to paper-file your 2017 tax returns since e-file is no longer available.
2. If you have a refund waiting for you, you are not subject to penalties for filing late.
Just make sure you file your return within three years of the original due date based on the IRS statute of limitations.
3. You cannot file an extension and your tax return is considered late.
This means if you did not file an extension by April 17, you can no longer do so.
4. If you have a tax due to the IRS and did not file or pay your taxes by April 17, you will be subject to penalties.
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