Good news and bad for tax filing procrastinators

Massachusetts tax filing deadline postponed to April 18 after IRS glitch

An extension will give you extra time to get your paperwork to the IRS, but it does not extend the time you have to pay any tax due.

The Lamesa post office has no plans to remain open later than usual on Tuesday, a spokesperson told the Lamesa Press-Reporter on Friday.

Tax Day 2018 is nearly here. The post office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

ID theft is another one to look out for Scammers use stolen personal information, social security numbers and falsified W-2 information to file fraudulent tax returns in the victim's name.

There are some circumstances in which your refund may take longer. They used a number of fraudulent practices, including falsely claiming deductions and fabricating educational credits in order to obtain refunds for their clients in amounts greater than those to which they were entitled. Life changes, coupled with adjustments made to withholding tables by the IRS in concert with the new tax law, mean many Americans run the risk of having either too much or too little money taken out of their paychecks.

Considering how close we are to the tax filing deadline, it would be rather optimistic to believe that all cryptocurrency holders will just pop in at the eleventh hour to file their taxes at the same time. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start planning that summer vacation.

2 security personnel martyred in Afghan cross border attack
The two countries are separated by the 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) Durand Line, which was drawn by British rulers in 1896. Afghanistan does not recognize it as an worldwide border and has objected to new fortifications being built by Pakistan.

Taxes are due on Tuesday. For more information, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.

Tax pros say there are many legitimate reasons why you might want to file an extension. If your income is above that, multiply what you paid previous year by 1.1 (to get to 110%). Accordingly, the IRS will not recognize any such arguments and assess a penalty of $5,000 for filing a frivolous return.

Both the Rockingham County Sheriff's office and the Staunton Police Department said they have received complaints from people who are getting scam calls.

Cauble says if you were unemployed in 2017, you still need to file.

Anyone who held Bitcoin at the beginning of 2017 would be roughly 8 times richer today, and almost 20 times richer at the end of the year.

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