6 Facts For Filing Taxes By the Tax Deadline

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The tax deadline is April 15, 2019!

For residents of Maine and Massachusetts, they have until April 17 to file their 2018 tax return. Here’s some important information you need to know for filing by the tax deadline.

 1.  You need to report ALL of your income.

If you don’t report all of your taxable income; all income that is subject to withholding; you will need to amend your return using Form 1040X when the IRS gets a hold of your information.

Not only that, but you may even end up owing money back to the IRS.

2.  You can file without a W-2.

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The IRS has announced the start of the tax season!

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Last night, the IRS confirmed that January 28, 2019 will be the start of the tax season.

Although live assistance from the IRS number isn’t available, their staff is determined to keep the tax season going. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

Now that you have an idea of when you should have your 2018 tax return prepared by, here’s what you need to know.

Will my refund still be delayed?

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How the government shutdown affects your taxes.

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Update: The IRS has announced that the tax season will begin January 28, 2019 to start filing your 2018 tax returns!

Did you try calling the IRS?

Many taxpayers are confused as to how the government shutdown will affect the 2019 tax season. If you pick up the phone and contact the IRS, you’ll receive a short message instead of the typical menu. “Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible,” is what you hear when you call their toll free number.

Overall, this means that all IRS offices are closed because of the government shutdown. Read on to find out what you need to know for this tax season.

First off, what does “government shutdown” mean?

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