Nine things to know about income taxes before Tuesday's filing deadline

Nine things to know about income taxes before Tuesday's filing deadline

"Taxpayers should never wait until the last minute just because there's a little more time to file, " Sullivan said in a statement.

Those who are unable to make the April 17 deadline can file for an extension by the end of the day by completing the federal Form 4868 and mailing it postmarked, or online using Free File.

You're not going to make it. The EITC was created as a tax benefit for low- to mid-income families. Anyone can fall for a scam, and as tax season comes to a close, you don't want to become the next victim.

The scammers demanded he stay on the line and immediately pay a fee with a prepaid card - or they would transfer him to the Grand Rapids Police Department and he would get arrested.

"It's really important to file tax returns on time and work with the IRS to pay off your tax debt", Devine said.

You may be able to get an extension on filing your taxes for up to six months under certain circumstances, such as death or illness of family members, natural disasters, incomplete tax documentation, living overseas in some situations, or being deployed in a combat zone.

Whether you file electronically or by paper the deadline for filing taxes is just around the corner.

"We do about 3,000 taxes a year between a couple of our partners, locally, but there are still a lot of people, I'm sure, who are paying a lot of money to get their taxes done and they don't need to", said Emily Avery of the United Way of Greater Toledo.

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"Granted, refunds can be a nice way of forcing us to save money", Bauer said.

For the tech savvy, there are several way to file your state and federal taxes online for free such as the IRS FreeFile website or services through TurboTax or H&R Block, to name a few.

"All of those things people have been hearing about, in terms of doubling that standard deduction, lowering the rate of those seven tax brackets - those are for next year", Krupp says. If the return is filed on May 1, the penalty will be another $50.

If you're married, check into or ask your tax preparer if it's best to file a joint or separate return, because your combined income has an affect on monthly student loan payments.

The IRS announced that an estimated 1 million taxpayers may lose the opportunity to claim over a billion dollars in unclaimed refunds from the 2014 tax year.

A protective return does not exempt the corporation from paying USA tax.

The U.S. Postal Service will not change Quincy collection times Tuesday.

To get local post office hours, Fetterly suggested that customers go to usps.com, click on the "mail and ship" option, and scroll to the last selection, USPS locations, and enter your zip code.

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