Do Not Include Social Security Numbers Or Personal Data
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching.
Form 990-series information returns and notices are normally due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax-year ends. Many organizations use the calendar year as their tax year, making May 15, 2018 the deadline to file for 2017.
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Procrastination of tax returns is not a unique phenomenon. In fact, a lot of tax payers file their tax returns in the last two weeks before the deadline. Filing tax returns earlier than the deadlines is better as you are not rushed and chances of making mistakes is also lower. However, if you are racing against the deadline clock for your returns, here are some tips to help you get through.
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WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service is reminding victims of Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that filing and payment activities have been further postponed beyond Jan. 31, 2018.
The IRS extended tax deadlines for affected individuals and businesses until June 29, 2018, for the following localities:
- In the U.S. Virgin Islands (starting Sept. 16, 2017): Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.
- In Puerto Rico (starting Sept. 17, 2017): In any of the 78 municipalities.
Filing your taxes long before the April 15 deadline might not be your top priority, but there are many benefits to completing your return early. By filing early:
- You avoid the last-minute stress,
- Have time to plan for paying taxes you may owe,
- You can get your refund faster and
- Avoid fraud by filling out your tax forms sooner rather than later.
1. The Earlier You File, The Earlier You Get Your Refund
- A good reason to file your taxes early you’ll get your money sooner.
- According to the IRS, the average refund was more than $2,800 for 2016 and 2017 Tax Filers…so why miss on that earlier claim and why give you an interest free loan to IRS?