Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

According to the report, just under 100 people have reported these taxable events to the IRS out of the 250,000 most recent tax filers, just days ahead of the deadline to file.

Low income earners can get help filing their tax returns for free.

Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition that provides free electronic tax services for people with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less, between the ages of 17-50, active duty military, or qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. They said those instructions came from a co-owner of Fast Tax in Winston-Salem. Check your state tax department's website: While some states will automatically apply your federal extension, others require you to submit a separate state extension form.

If you try to file, and are missing a document, you can file for a six-month extension. Felder-Ruiz works for him as a tax preparer, authorities said.


Taxes are due on Tuesday.

"There's no reason for you not to prepare or have your tax return prepared for 2014 so that you can get your refund", Helen Fuller, a tax preparer with Liberty Tax, said. For more information, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers. However, they're more than happy to hang on to the money they owe you if you don't.

This year, tax day is on April 17th. 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). They will not accept it without your signature-and then you'll be considered late. 3.

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

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