Tax Filing Extension Deadline Approaching

Tax Filing Extension Deadline

If you received an extension to file your federal and state tax returns and still need to file, you must do so by October 15 to avoid interest and penalties. With the Tax Filing Extension Deadline quickly approaching, here’s what you should know:

Tax Filing Extension Deadline
Tax Filing Extension Deadline

Here are two reminders for taxpayers who requested a tax-filing extension.

  1. File any time before October 15, in most years.
    Tax payers who have requested an extension to file their tax returns can file at any moment before the Friday, October 15 deadline. As long as they have all of the necessary documents. They can also e-file or use tax return preparation software for free through the IRS Free File program. Those who owe taxes but are unable to pay them by October 15 should file and pay as soon as possible. The sooner they file their return, the sooner any interest and
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Using IRS Where’s My Refund Tool

IRS Where's My Refund Tool
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The popular IRS Where’s My Refund Tool from the IRS is something you can use anywhere to check the status of your refund and look at your tax return. You do need some information from your return, including your SSN (Social Security Number), filing status and the amount of your current year refund.

Within 24 hours you can check the status of your return when you file electronically. If you choose to mail in a copy of your return to the IRS, then wait 4 weeks prior to checking the online tool. You can see one of three status levels when you check: Received, Approved, and Refund Sent.

The information is updated nightly, so only check once a day. If you want to check the status of your return on your phone (IRS Where’s My Refund Tool number: 800-829-1954), download the IRS app ISR2Go. Amended returns have … Read the rest