Watch out for tax scams ahead of April deadline

Watch out for tax scams ahead of April deadline

If you haven't filed yet, experts say you need to file for an extension. In fact, the average refund for a return filed in 2017 for the 2016 tax year was $2,895.

The deadline is usually April 15th, but due to a combination of things, like the 15th falling on a Sunday and the nation's capital celebrating Emancipation Day, you now have until April 17 at midnight, unless you file for an extension. The agency has information here about what you need to do to file for a tax extension.

Thanks to the calendar and a law that prohibits tax deadlines from being on holidays, you have two extra days to file. Felder-Ruiz works for him as a tax preparer, authorities said. Freelancers or other gig-economy workers still waiting on a 1099 could be in the same boat.

Analysts estimate that the crash in cryptocurrency prices in Q1 of Y 2018 may have been due to a larger sell-off by digital currency investors interested in holding fiat currency heading into tax season. The IRS will never call or email you. However, they're more than happy to hang on to the money they owe you if you don't.

Boston is strong five years after Boston Marathon bombing
Rupp took a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics then followed his Boston debut runner-up effort with a Chicago victory. "It is with deep regret that I have to withdraw from tomorrow's Boston Marathon ", the 26-year-old said in a statement.

Last year, the duo announced they were bringing arena football back to Trenton, with a team called the Jersey Flight, playing in the American Arena League. Go back and look at what you paid in taxes a year ago, including both withholdings and any payments you made (including estimated quarterly payments as well as payments you made last April).

But if you file your tax return and pay your penalty late, the fee is only half a percent each month, per Liberty Tax in West Springfield.

However, if you can't find a way to pay - file anyway.

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