Tax deadline pushed to Tuesday

Typically, the tax filing deadline is April 15. Currently, taxpayers in parts of Georgia and MS have until May 31, 2017, to file and pay, while those in parts of Louisiana have until June 30, 2017, to file and pay. That's below the pace of filing last year, which stood at 70.2 percent at this point last year.

Over the years, the IRS has made many public service announcements warning taxpayers that they do not call to collect money. This year the deadline to file federal income taxes is Tuesday, April 18, since April 15 falls on a Saturday and the District of Columbia observes Emancipation Day on Monday, April 17 (the day after April 16 since it falls on Sunday). Taxpayers who rush to beat the deadline may miss a tax benefit or, worse, make a mistake. Most people have filed their taxes by now, but for those who have not it is important that you do not ignore this requirement and that you take the necessary steps to fulfill your tax reporting obligation.

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Those who can not acquire copies should go to IRS.gov and use the "Get Transcript Online" tool to obtain a Wage and Income transcript.

ITIN Renewal - Taxpayers may need to renew expired Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers before they can file a tax return. By filing, you can avoid most of those penalties and put yourself in much better shape going forward.

Finally, those who live outside the country already get an extra two months to file returns without requesting an extension. That means if you owed an extra $1,000, you could rack up $50 in penalties for every month after October that it's outstanding.

If you've waited this long to file, the tiny bit of good news this filing season is that you have a few more days. But there are several other things you'll need to do if you're filing taxes late. The IRS issues more than 90 percent of refunds within 21 days. Keep in mind that filers who wish to fill out a 4868 will have to mail their extension to the IRS and make sure it's postmarked by April 18. When filing an individual tax return electronically, taxpayers must electronically sign the tax return using a personal identification number (PIN): either the Self-Select PIN or the Practitioner PIN method.

Report all your income: You will need all your Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statements, and 1099 income statements to report your income when you file your tax return. If you think you are going to extend your tax return to October 15 and you plan to fund the IRA or ROTH IRA, you need to get that done by April 18. Midnight April 18 is the deadline for receipt of an e-filed extension request. He says there are tools on the IRS website that can help determine what you might owe or if you will receive a refund check.