Category Archives: Tax Payments

Owe the IRS Money? 5 Things You Should Know

Do you owe the IRS money for taxes? Can you afford the tax penalty on the money you owe to the IRS?

Nothing can be more taxing than to discover you owe the IRS money. When calculating your taxes, especially when you already are struggling financially, this is stressful. The concern, of course, is where do I get the money and how long do I have to pay it? You are responsible to file your tax return on time, regardless whether you can’t pay the taxes you owe. Unfortunately, you will face a tax penalty if the money is paid late. This is just one reason why people hate tax time! Here are 5 things you should know when you owe the IRS money. Continue reading

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Last Minute Tax Tips, Last Minute Tax Payments

Last Minute Tax Tips and Last Minute Tax Payments

Are you are up against the April 18, 2017 deadline and still need some information to complete your tax return, here are some last minute tax tips. Keep in mind these tips will help you also address last minute tax payments. Continue reading

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Tax Filing Due Date 2017 is Fast Approaching

Tax Filing Due Date is Right Around the Corner

The due date to file taxes is April 18th for Federal and Massachusetts tax filing. In fact, most states are posting April 18th as the tax filing due date. Just a reminder if you still have to file your 2016 tax return, April 18, 2017 is the due date. This tax filing deadline is so you can file your return or pay any taxes you owe. For those who are not done with your tax preparation, we suggest you file for the automatic six-month extension. Also, you can pay the tax you estimate to be due. The due date is normally April 15, but the 15th falls on a weekend and the next business day, April 17, is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington D.C., so the due date in 2017 is April 18. Continue reading

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Do You Owe Taxes to the IRS? Can You Afford the Tax Penalty?

Did you just learn that you owe taxes to the IRS this year? Can you afford the tax penalty on the money you owe to the IRS?

Nothing can be more stressful than finding out you owe the IRS when calculating your taxes, especially when you already are struggling financially. The issue of course, is even though you can’t pay the tax, you still must file your tax return by the deadline. And, if you owe money, and you don’t have it, you will face a tax penalty. More people hate tax time because of this! Continue reading

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Checking Refunds Are Fast, Easy When Using Direct Deposit

Checking refunds are Fast and Easy. Direct Deposit is even Faster

Checking refunds are fast and easy when you use direct deposit. Did you file your 2016 federal return? Are you due a refund? You can check the status of your refund online. Continue reading

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Owe Taxes, Can’t Pay?

owe taxes, can't payDo you owe taxes to the IRS or your state but you do not have the money to pay your taxes? You are not alone.

The IRS wants you to pay the full amount of your tax liability on time. In fact, the IRS imposes significant penalties and interest on late payments if you don’t. Ideally, it is in your best interest to estimate what you may owe and then build that into your family or business budget.  Okay, so you didn’t do that. Continue reading

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Tax Deadline is Rapidly Approaching

When is the Tax Deadline to file my 2015 tax return?

2016_04_05 Tax DeadlineisThe tax deadline is rapidly approaching, so this article serves as a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2015 tax return. April 18, 2016 is the due date to either file your tax return and pay any taxes owed, or file for the automatic six-month extension and pay the tax you estimate to be due. Usually April 15 is the due date, but because Friday, April 15, is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia (where the IRS is headquartered), the filing date is advanced to the next day that isn’t a weekend or holiday – Monday, April 18 – even for taxpayers not living in DC.

What other tax deadlines are there?

In addition to the tax deadline to file the 2015 tax return, the April 18, 2016 deadline also applies to the following:

Tax year 2015 balance-due payments

Taxpayers that are filing extensions are cautioned that the filing extension is an extension to file. It is NOT an extension to pay a balance due. Late payment penalties and interest will be assessed on any balance due, even for returns on extension. Taxpayers anticipating a balance due will need to estimate this amount and include their payment with the extension request.

When is the last day for contributions to a Roth or traditional IRA?

April 18th is the last day contributions for 2015 can be made to either a Roth or traditional IRA, even if an extension is filed.

When are estimated tax payments due for the first quarter of 2016?

Taxpayers (individuals), especially those who have filed for an extension, are cautioned that the first installment of the 2016 estimated taxes are due on April 18. If you are on extension and anticipate a refund, all or a portion of the refund can be allocated to this quarter’s payment on the final return when it is filed at a later date. If the refund won’t be enough to fully cover the first installment, you may need to make a payment with the April 18 voucher. Please call this office for any questions.

Individual refund claims for tax year 2012

The regular three-year statute of limitations expires on April 18 for the 2012 tax return. Thus, no refund will be granted for a 2012 original or amended return that is filed after April 18.

Caution: The statute does not apply to balances due for unfiled 2012 returns.

Note: The deadline for any of the above actions is increased by an additional day, to April 19, 2016, for taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts because of a holiday observed on the 18th in Massachusetts which affects the IRS Service Center located in Massachusetts that serves these two states.

Can Worthtax get my tax return files in time?

If Worthtax is holding up the completion of your returns because of missing information, please forward that information as quickly as possible in order to meet the April 18 deadline. Keep in mind that the last week of tax season is very hectic, and your returns may not be completed if you wait until the last minute. If it is apparent that the information will not be available in time for the April 18 deadline, then let the office know right away so that an extension request, and 2016 estimated tax vouchers if needed, may be prepared. If your returns have not yet been completed, please all Alex Franch, BS EA at 781.849.7200 right away so that he can schedule an appointment and/or file an extension if necessary. You can also schedule an appointment online at

 

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