Like many taxpayers, you may think hey, the deadline is a ways away.
This is a common mistake when it comes to claiming a prior-year refund. We tend to forget that time moves quickly and when the deadline comes around, it becomes an unnecessarily stressful time.
Here’s how to change that.
Dates to remember:
October 15, 2018, was the e-file and extension deadline for your 2017 tax return. After this date, you’re required to paper-file your tax return. Therefore, you can no longer e-file your 2017 tax return.
Continue reading “April 15, 2021, is the Last Day to Claim Your 2017 Refund!”
Gas taxes are on the rise
However, Illinois is one of the states that increased dramatically. The motor fuel tax (such as gasoline, gasohol, and compressed natural gas) doubled from 19 cents per gallon to a whopping 38 cents per gallon.
The diesel fuel tax (such as diesel fuel, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas) increased by 5 cents now making it 45.5 cents.
What’s the reason for the tax hike?
Continue reading “Illinois’ Gas Tax Doubles & What That Means For You”
It’s time for back-to-school deals!
Some states are going sales tax free for a weekend or full week in August. In comparison to sales tax ranging between 4% to 10% of your purchase, it means more bang for your buck.
What kind of deals can you get?
First off, you might wonder if this tax free weekend is limited to certain purchases. Each state is different but you can find out which purchases your state considers tax free.
However, you should be able to pick up the necessities. Continue reading “Which States Still Have Tax Free Weekends?”