Tax Day is April 17

  • Tax Day is April 17

Tax Day is April 17

When is the last day to file taxes in 2018?

The deadline to file your taxes is April 17.

"The most important thing is get the tax return filed, whether if you do it yourself or pay a tax preparer, get them filed", Cauble said.

To find out how much you have to pay, you can use the payment estimator provided by the IRS on their website.

If you do not think you're going to make the April 17 deadline, you can log onto www.irs.gov and fill out a 4868 form for an extension, but even if you do fill out the form, you may be still charged a penalty from the IRS.

And the turn-around time to get your refund is pretty fast: The IRS issues 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days after a return is filed.

Representatives with Quality Tax Service also advise residents and small business owners to hold on to all receipts and invoices. The IRS will never call or email you.

They were scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m. on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court. That means almost 50 million taxpayers have either spent the last week scrambling to locate key documents and file their returns, or have scrambled to locate key documents and instead filed for an extension.

Instead, carefully gather and enter your Social Security number, income information and banking information, if needed.

Daney and Scales said ahead of the 2014 tax filing season they were directed to manipulate client information to maximize refunds. Specifically, if the IRS has found an error on your return or requests more information from you. You will need the appropriate bank-routing and account numbers.

Cauble says if you were unemployed in 2017, you still need to file. If you're married filing jointly and your adjusted gross income is less than $150,000, just make sure that this year's withholdings plus payments equal the same as last year. The result? Itemizing might not be so rewarding next time you file.

But most importantly, filing early helps cut down on the risk for identity theft by essentially beating the criminals to the punch. However, they're more than happy to hang on to the money they owe you if you don't.