Have you missed the deadline for filing your taxes? IRS offers these tips on what to do
IR-2018-102SP, April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON – While the deadline has passed federal tax for most people, there are still some taxpayers who have outstanding tax matters. This includes people who have not yet submitted their statements, others who have not paid or those waiting for their tax refund.
The IRS offers these tips for handling some typical problems after the deadline:
He is not filed your return on April 18?
There is no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if you are due a refund. Penalties and interest accrue only in statements not submitted if taxes are not paid before 18 April.IRS provides taxpayers additional day to file and pay taxes until Wednesday, April 18; processing systems and work , following system problems that arose early in the tax deadline on April 17. Anyone who has not filed and owe taxes must file a return and pay as much as possible to reduce penalties and interest. For those who qualify, IRS Free File is still available on IRS.gov until 15 October to prepare and file electronically.
Rapid presentation is especially important because the fine for late filing of unpaid taxes up quickly. Usually, this fine, also known as failure to file penalty is usually 5 percent for each month or part of a month when the statement arrives late.
But if the return is filed more than 60 days after the April duedate, the minimum penalty is $ 210 or 100 percent of the unpaid tax, whichever is less. This means that if the tax due is $ 210 or less, the fine equals the amount of tax due. If the tax due is $ 210, the fine is at least $ 210.
In some cases, a taxpayer filing late may qualify for relief fine. If there is a good reason why the return is filed late, be sure to include an explanation with the statement.
Successively, taxpayers who have a history of filing and payment on time, often qualify for relief fine. Generally, a taxpayer will qualify for this relief if it has not been fined for the last three years and meet other requirements. For more information, see page reduction of fines for the first time (in English) on IRS.gov.
Where is my refund?
The tool ” Where’s my refund? “Is available at IRS.gov, IRS2Go and by phone at 800-829-1954 extension # 2 for Spanish. To use this tool, taxpayers need the first Social Security number (SSN) in the statement, the filing status (single, married filing jointly, etc.) and the amount of expected reimbursement. The tool is updated once a day, usually at night so check more often will not yield different results.
Because tax changes that take effect this year, the IRS urges all employees, including those with other sources of income, to make a check to paycheck as soon as possible. It now will help avoid unexpected tax bill at the end of the year and possibly a fine. The easiest way is to use the recently updated withholding calculator , available at IRS.gov.
Should taxes or need to make a payment?
Taxpayers who owe taxes can view your account balance , pay IRS Direct Payment with credit or debit card or request apayment plan online , including an installment payment plan. Before accessing your tax bill online, users must validate their identity through the process of Secure Access . Several other options of electronic payment are available in IRS.gov/pagos. They are safe and easy to use. Taxpayers who pay electronically receive instant confirmation when sending your payment. In addition, Direct Pay and EFTPS, taxpayers can opt to receive email notifications.
Need to correct an error in a statement?
After filing your return, taxpayers may find that they made a mistake or omitted some information on your statement. Usually an amended return is not necessary if a taxpayer makes a mathematical error or lacked attach a required form. Normally, the IRS will correct math error and notify the taxpayer by mail. Similarly, the agency sent a letter requesting any missing form. Taxpayers can use the Interactive Tax Assistant: Must file an amended return ? – to help determine whether to file an amended return to correct an error or make other changes to your return.
The Form 1040X , amended individual tax Declaration of EE. UU., Must be in writing and available in IRS.gov/forms at any time. Those expecting a refund of your original statement should not file an amended before it is processed the original statement. Submit an amended tax return for the tax change to correct marital status or income, deductions or credits contained in the originally filed tax return. Use ” Where’s my amended return ?” tool to check the status of your amended return. Normally, status updates are available from the three weeks after the filing of the amended return. Allow up to 16 weeks for processing.
Need help respond to an IRS notice or letter?
An IRS notice or letter will explain the reason for the contact and give instructions on how to handle the matter. Most questions can be answered by visiting ” Understanding your IRS letters or notices ” on IRS.gov. Taxpayers can call the phone number provided in the notice if you still have questions. If the problem can not be resolved through normal channels, contact the local office of the Service Taxpayer Advocate at 877-777-4778, extension # 2 for Spanish.
Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Taxpayers have fundamental rights under the law. The Bill of Rights as a Taxpayer presents these rights in 10 categories. These rights protect taxpayers when they interact with the IRS. The Publication 1 , (media / 13008) Your rights as a taxpayer, highlights these rights and obligations of the agency to protectthem .
Beware of scams
The IRS will never make initial contact via unsolicited email, text messages or social networking on issues of presentation, payment or reimbursement. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. Any email that appears to be from the IRS about a problem or tax refund is probably an attempt by scammers to steal personal or financial information. Forward the email email@example.com .