IRS Awards Tax Filing Extension for Santa Barbara County

Alonzo Simpson
April 16, 2018

If you try to file, and are missing a document, you can file for a six-month extension. "This penalty is larger than for not paying any balance due", advised Gil Charney, director at The Tax Institute at H&R Block.

If you owe money and cannot pay immediately, you can ask the IRS for installment agreements when you file your taxes. Self-employed persons may want to fund a SEP-IRA plan for themselves.

"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. The IRS will acknowledge receipt of the extension request if you file by computer.

Federal prosecutors say Kristyn Daney and Rakeem Scales admitted Friday to preparing a false tax return for an Internal Revenue Service undercover agent three years ago.

But filing your taxes is something that Cauble recommends you do before the state and federal deadline this week.

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While mostly done for altruistic reasons, property owners receive significant tax benefits from such activities.

On Tuesday, the IRS alerted consumers to a new email tax scam. You can go to your local tax preparer, submit it through an online tax preparer, or submit it through the IRS website.

Those planning to mail their returns need to make certain they're turned in the mailbox at the post office - the one outside or the one in the lobby - by 5 p.m. The longer you wait to file, the longer it will take to get your tax refund. A tax refund probably won't fully fill an emergency fund unless some savings have already been put aside, but a tax refund is a great way to get started toward this important financial stepping stone.

Sanford from the IRS said it order to be considered timely it must bear that postmark of the final day of filing - in this case this year April 17.

Anyone who held Bitcoin at the beginning of 2017 would be roughly 8 times richer today, and almost 20 times richer at the end of the year. Additional information on tax extensions is available in IRS Publication 54.

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