Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Tax Day 2018 deals

Tax Day 2018 deals

Another tax-related scam occurs when someone pretending to work for the IRS calls and threatens you with jail time, arrest or fines if you don't pay your "tax debts". "Neither are good options", Agel said.

So to be safe, pay your taxes by Tuesday's deadline, to find out how much, look at last year's return or use a tax software and plug in your info, just try not to underpay the IRS.

"This is the previous year Americans will fill out outdated, complicated tax forms", Trump writes. It's also the final day to pay any additional money they owe to Uncle Sam for 2017. "He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018". This occurs when someone files a fraudulent tax return on another person's behalf, resulting in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) potentially rejecting the return filed by the appropriate person. With more than half of Louisiana taxpayers waiting until the last minute, people mailing paper returns will need to get those envelopes in by the end of business today.

Payment by credit or debit card is still available, but there are fees ranging between $2 and $3.95 for that option. They have multiple methods of payment arrangements to get your tax bill paid off.

If you're more than 60 days late, you'll be subject to a minimum charge of $205 or 100% of the unpaid tax, whichever is less. The interest rate is now 5% per year, compounded daily, and the late-payment penalty is normally 0.5% per month. This is 5% of the amount of unpaid taxes each month, up to a maximum of 25%.

If you owe money not filing will tack on even more penalties to what you already have to pay Uncle Sam.

If you weren't expecting a refund, you should return it directly to the government.

If you need help filing your taxes, the Community Renewal Team (CRT) is offering free help in Hartford. If both penalties are due in the same month, the failure-to-file penalty is reduced to 0.5%. They are secure and easy and taxpayers receive immediate confirmation when they submit their payment.

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