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Today is the Tax deadline, how to request an extension

17 April 2018

Today is the deadline to file your income taxes. This step would give taxpayers and preparers access to information about balances due, the taxpayer's filing history, allow for sharing documents with the IRS and enable secure tax payments.

The IRS will not forget your obligations, so make sure you tend to them promptly. The IRS anticipates receiving more than 11.6 million requests for extensions, pushing the income tax deadline out to October 15. Most people can file for free online. And if you can't get your paperwork together to file by April 17, file for an automatic extension.

Once the request is complete, it's recommended to keep a copy of the IRS federal extension application (Form 4868) for your records.

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The deadline to file your 2017 taxes is quickly approaching, and that may be overwhelming for those last minute procrastinators with the deadline to file them without penalty falling tomorrow.

"We do live in a high SALT state, so a lot of people tried to pre-pay their property taxes to take advantage of that one last time".

If you are unsure of what to do or how to handle your financial situation, consult or request help from a qualified professional. Just get those late returns in as soon as possible.

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After filing, use "Where's My Refund?" on IRS.gov or download the IRS2Go Mobile App to track the status of a refund. Ifound there's a ton of places offering Tax day deals throughout the U.S, I shared a couple of my favorite local places below. Those who owe $50,000 or less in combined tax, penalties and interest can use the Online Payment Agreement application to set up a short-term payment plan of 120-days or less, or a monthly agreement for up to 72 months.

The most common mistakes when filing taxes are careless: misspelling your name or writing the wrong social security number.

Chuck E Cheese. This tax season, families can enjoy a guaranteed return at Chuck E. Cheese. Remember that no IRS agent will ever call and ask a taxpayer to place funds on gift cards or other prepaid cards to pay taxes and fees.

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Today is the Tax deadline, how to request an extension