How to File Your 2019 Taxes

One word to describe the 2020 tax season would be unpredictable.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taxpayers were allowed extra time to file their 2019 tax returns. This meant more time to spend with your loved ones during this time and a less stressful tax season with an extra month to file.

Luckily, the IRS gave taxpayers tax relief for filing and payments. With tax day already gone, you have until October to e-file.

Continue to keep reading on how to file your 2019 taxes.

Important dates to remember

  1. July 15, 2020:
    The last day to file and pay your 2019 taxes without accumulating tax penalties.
    It is also the last day to file for a tax extension.
    The final day to postmark your 2016 tax refund.
  2. October 15, 2020:
    The last day to file extensions and to electronically file your tax return to the IRS.

Am I subject to penalties?

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Don’t Be Fooled By These IRS Scams

IRS scams 2019

With the upcoming tax season, here are the tax changes for the 2020 tax season.

Scammers are targetting countless innocent taxpayers claiming to be the IRS.

First, these scammers attempt to impersonate IRS agents or organizations affiliated with the IRS, debt collectors, other government employees, and even the police. Once they get a hold of your personal information, they move onto another victim.

Here’s how to spot a fraudulent phone call and how to report it to the real IRS.

How they reach out to you

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When is the Tax Extension Deadline for 2019?

tax extension deadline 2019

The tax extension deadline for the 2019 tax season is approaching.

Be advised, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, isn’t just the extension deadline. It’s also the last day to e-file your tax return.

However, if you didn’t file an extension on the April 15 deadline, you may be subject to penalties depending on if you owe taxes to the IRS or not.

Can I still file an extension?

Unfortunately, you can no longer file an extension. The last day to have filed an extension was April 15, 2019; the original tax deadline. By filing Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Income Tax Return), the IRS grants you an extra six-months to file.

That being said, for tax returns who have an outstanding tax due to the IRS, that haven’t been paid, will be subject to penalties.

Do you have a tax due to the IRS?

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