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2016 Tax Extension Deadline – Should You File a Tax Return or File an Extension?

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[Updated Oct 2016] – The due date for filing your extension approved 2015 tax returns is coming up soon (Oct 17th). So ensure you take the appropriate action to pay your taxes due or get enrolled in an IRS installment payment plan. Extension Tax Deadline is approaching! Your Last Day to File is 10/17. File […]

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2014-2015 Tax Season Deadline Tips – Filing Late, Requesting an Extension, Installment Plans and Refund Status

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With yet another tax season coming to a close here are some frequently asked questions and answers that come up around this time of the year: I’ve filed, but where is my refund? You can go online to check the status of your tax refund 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, […]

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2015 IRS Average Tax Refund

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[Updated with latest refund details] As of April 13th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said it has received more than 115 million tax returns, with more than 95% of those returns filed electronically and over 80% of those returns resulting in refunds. The IRS generally receives over 140 million returns over the tax season. The IRS also […]

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2013 Tax Changes, Credits and Impacts You Need to Be Aware of When Filing Your Tax Return in 2014

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[Updated for 2013-2014 tax filing season] Thanks to the so called fiscal cliff deal reached last year there were a number of impacts to taxes in 2013 which you need to be aware of when filing your 2014 taxes. Changes were in the form of updated federal tax rates, new phase out deductions and the […]

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When Can I File My 2016 Taxes in 2017 and Other Key IRS Tax Return Filing, Deadline, Extension and Refund Dates

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[2017 Tax Filing Dates] The table below shows the proposed 2017 deadlines for filing 2016 tax returns and requesting extensions. The IRS will release final filing deadline dates later this year and I will update as soon as available. But the dates below are based on several years of data and multiple sources so should be rather accurate. An […]

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Tax Filing Deadline and Due Dates – When You Can File Tax Returns and Get Your Refund

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Generally you can paper file your tax return on January 1st of the following year. But if, like most tax payers, you file an electronic return (e-file) you can only submit your return to the IRS in late January, which is when the IRS starts accepting electronic returns. For most people this time frame is […]

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When Will I Get My Tax Refund? IRS Tax eFile Refund Cycle and Direct Deposit Schedule for 2016

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You’ve filed your tax return and are expecting a tax refund. Congratulations!  Now, you want to know when to expect your refund.  Generally, if you e-file and use direct deposit, the IRS estimates that you should receive your federal refund between 8 and 14 days after they accept your return (i.e. the IRS does not […]

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Do I Need to File a Federal Income Tax Return in 2015-2016 ? Maybe Not If You Meet These IRS Guidelines

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[Updated for 2015-2016 Income Thresholds] The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recommends that all adults file a tax return. Obviously, the IRS wants to have everyone pay their taxes but it is also an important way for the government to ensure that it pays out subsidies, stimulus payments and tax credits to the groups that they […]

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2010 Taxes Filed in 2011 – Key Facts and What To Remember

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Tax season is almost here and it’s important to think about your tax minimization and management strategies so that you save when filing. I will be publishing more tax related posts over the next few weeks (subscribe), but in the meantime here is a cool Tax Infographic with some interesting statistics and a helpful tax […]

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Year End Tax Planning – 15 Tax Deductions and Credits To Remember

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As the year draws to a close it’s always a good idea to review your tax situation and in light of that, we have put together a collection of fifteen tax deductions worth considering to lower your overall tax bill. But act soon, because if you wait until next year to evaluate your current tax […]

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