See how these changes will impact when you file taxes this year in the wake of law changes by Congress.
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. This will reflect the bulk of the late tax law changes enacted Jan. 2. The announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers—more than 120 million households—should be able to start filing tax returns starting Jan 30. The IRS estimates that remaining households will be able to start filing in late February or into March because of the need for more extensive form…
File your 2011 federal income tax return by Tuesday, April 17, to avoid late penalties and interest.
Monday, April 16, 2012
You still have today and tomorrow left to meet the filing deadline for your 2011 federal income tax returns. The tax deadline is traditionally April 15, but has been pushed back to April 17 this year since April 15 was a Sunday and today, April 16, is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. April 17 is also the final date to apply for 2011 tax extensions. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to file returns electronically. According to a statement posted on the IRS website, e-file is "the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds." There are also several ways to file your taxes easily online. Some include: For tax law questions or account inquiries, taxpayers can call the IRS toll free at the numbers…