Filing Your 2013 Taxes in 2014 – Filing Options, Tax Dates and Rates


Don’t like ‘em but got to pay Uncle Sam to stay clean and fund the land we live in. Still, pay as little as you have to with these top online e-file software packages:

  • Turbo Tax – Turbo Tax has been the #1 rated online tax software for a number of years. There is a reason for that, it makes tax filing a breeze for most users by guiding them step-by-step through possible tax obligations, deductions and credits. Competitively priced, it is definitely on option worth looking into when filing your taxes.
  • H&R Block – Building on their well recognized brand and national office network, the online version of the H&R block tax software gets better every year and is much cheaper than their offline (i.e real tax preparer in an office) option. What’s also good about H&R block’s online offering is that if the IRS does come knocking you can get free audit support from their enrolled agents.

The IRS reported that nearly 72%, or over 100 million individuals, filed their federal income tax returns electronically. This is up from about 30%, 10 years ago. At this rate by 2020, more than 95% of people will file electronic returns. Overall, the IRS issued 109 million refunds last year, averaging $2,994 per refund. Direct deposit refunds averaged $3,189 per refund and were received a week faster than paper checks.

2014 Tax Filing Deadline and Due Dates

2015 Deadline
Tax Related Activity
January 1, 2015First day to file a 2014 tax return. Though the IRS generally will not accept e-file and free file returns until the date below. Even paper based filings won't be processed till later in the month
January 26, 2015IRS e-file to go live, allowing submission of electronic tax returns for the vast majority of tax filers
April 15, 2015*Tax Day* Last day for filing federal income tax returns and extension requests
April 15, 2015Deadline for filing state income tax returns (for most states) and extension requests
October 15, 2015Filing extended 2013 federal and state income returns
April 15, 2018Filing a 2014 tax amendment. You can file an amended or previous year return anytime, but you have a deadline of 3 years from the original due date to claim any tax refund.

2013 Tax Tables

2013 Effective Tax Brackets

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Darlene Law March 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

I lost my copy, of my taxes so that I can find out if it was mailed out yet or not. But I would need the amount to find it out. Cause I need to pay my rent for this mouth, I hop that you can help me cause I don’t need to be livining in the street. Thank you!


James Baker February 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I bought my home in june 2010 I think as a vet its wrong I cant get a first time home owners tax credit served 8 yrs still missed it by 45 days there should be a wavier for people like me


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