Americans have two extra days to file their income taxes this year

Darnell Taylor
April 16, 2018

Tax Day is four days away.

Filing a tax extension is 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.

You're probably wondering about this basic question: How can I file for an extension? They said those instructions came from a co-owner of Fast Tax in Winston-Salem.

"Before you respond to them, before you give out any sorts of personal information, even things like your name, date of birth, especially social security number, don't give that information out unless you can absolutely verify that you're speaking with someone that's from the IRS", said Shifflett. Mark Jaeger, director of tax development at TaxAct, said that some taxpayers are shareholders or partners in a business and are still waiting to receive their Schedule K-1 form. "This penalty is larger than for not paying any balance due", advised Gil Charney, director at The Tax Institute at H&R Block.

Taxes are due on Tuesday.

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If you're getting a refund, the IRS would like you to file on time.

The most popular planned use of tax refunds, coming in at 43%, is adding the money to their savings.

This year, tax day is on April 17th.

After refunds leave the IRS, it takes additional time for them to be processed and for financial institutions to accept and deposit the refunds to bank accounts and products.

If you beleive you have been the victim of an identity scam or fraud, you should file a local police report and then notify the federal agency involved.

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

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