Category: Tax Deadlines

Tax deadlines are easy to forget. However, missing one could cause to pay up to the IRS for unnecessary penalty fees. Our tax team will keep you informed on the dates that you should mark on your calendar. With our help, you’ll never miss a deadline date again!

If you have questions about specific tax deadlines, then leave us a comment! Our team will give you the answers you need.

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When is the Deadline to File Taxes for 2018?

Posted by Manisha Hansraj on September 19, 2018
Last modified: September 21, 2018

deadline to file taxes 2018

April 17, 2018 was the deadline for 2017 tax returns.

For taxpayers who are receiving a refund, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about! The IRS does not attach penalties to late returns that have refunds. On the other hand, if you had a tax due to the IRS, you must have paid your taxes to the IRS by the tax deadline or you will be subject to penalties.

Read on to find out the steps you need to take in order to file your return.

Don’t wait to e-file your tax return.

Luckily, you have until October 15, 2018; the e-file and extension deadline to continue to file your return to the IRS. After this deadline, you cannot e-file your tax return since it will then become a prior year return. All prior year returns have to be paper-filed. In order to paper file a tax return, you are required to print, sign and mail your tax return to the IRS.

With Prior Tax, you can easily create an account for your tax year, enter your tax information and submit it to us in order to e-file your tax return.

File 2017 Taxes now

What if I didn’t pay taxes to the IRS?

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Can I pay my federal taxes with a credit card?

Posted by Manisha Hansraj on September 10, 2018
Last modified: September 18, 2018

Can you pay federal taxes with credit card

The IRS can’t directly accept credit card payments due to tax laws.

However, they can accept payments through a third-party processor. For example, online tax preparation companies are third-party processors since they are designated by a merchant to handle transactions for merchant acquiring banks. They can then assist you in making your credit card payment towards your tax bill to the IRS.

Here’s what you need to be prepared for when you plan on using the credit route.

There are no flat fees when using your credit card.

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April 17th, 2018 is the Last Day to Claim your 2014 Refund!

Posted by Manisha Hansraj on January 16, 2018
Last modified: August 2, 2018


Don’t delay your 2014 refund.

Your 2014 refund is waiting for you. Luckily, the IRS allows you to claim your refund due to their convenient Statute of Limitations. However, you have three years from the original tax deadline date to claim your tax refund. With that in mind, if you wait three years after the filing deadline, your refund will expire. On top of that, if you fail to claim your refund, the IRS will collect it and you will no longer be entitled to your refund.

That sounds like a waste, doesn’t it? Read to find out what you need to do in order to claim your 2014 tax refund.

Can I still E-file?

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Can You E-File A Tax Return After the October Deadline?

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on October 20, 2016
Last modified: December 16, 2016

Sorry if you missed that train. But you can still prepare your late return online.

You cannot e-file a prior year tax return. However, you can prepare prior year returns on PriorTax and send your printed return copy in the mail, to the IRS.

You can only e-file a “current year” tax return between mid-January when e-file opens and mid-October when it closes, the year after the tax year in question.

Each year the IRS shuts down their e-file system come mid-October. This is why you will need to send in a physical copy of your return to the IRS.

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Last Day to Claim Your 2013 Tax Refund

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on May 16, 2016
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Don’t let this one slip through the cracks. The last day to claim your 2013 tax refund is April 15th, 2017!

Timing controls everything in life, from the expiration date on your milk carton to your child’s expected due date next Spring. Tax refunds are no exception. In fact, the IRS gives you three years from the initial deadline to claim that money.

The good news is that with PriorTax, we can help you over that hump we like to call procrastination. We’ll help you get that 2013 tax refund as quickly as possible with no hassle at all.

First things first… prepare your tax return online.

Now that you know you can still claim your refund, let’s get to work. Follow these steps now. Thank us later.

  1. Create your PriorTax account. It’s free to do this. You’ll even be able to see exactly how big of a refund you can expect before paying anything!
  2. Complete our easy online application. With your tax documents handy, this part will be super easy. We have it all laid out for you (no tax forms necessary).
  3. Submit your account. Once you’ve finished, then our tax team can take a look. We’ll make sure that you included all necessary information before the IRS gets their hands on it.
  4. Download your tax return. Once our team has reviewed your return, we’ll let you know when a copy is available to print, sign and mail to the IRS. Unfortunately, the IRS does not let you e-file after the tax deadline for that year, so you’ll need to take advantage of good ol’ fashioned snail mail.
  5. Wait for your refund. In my opinion, this part is always the hardest.

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How To File 2013 Taxes Late If You Missed October 15 Deadline

Posted by admin on November 20, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

You can File 2013 Taxes Late with PriorTax.

If you planned on filing your 2013 taxes by the October 15, 2014 deadline but never got around to it, don’t panic.

You can no longer e-file a 2013 tax return, but you’ll still be able to  file 2013 taxes late with PriorTax. Thanks to the 2013 tax software, you won’t waste hours doing taxes.

File your late 2013 taxes sooner rather than later. The IRS late fees increase by the day.

The longer you wait to file your 2013 taxes, the more you’ll end up handing over to the IRS in late penalties.

You’ll Have To Paper File Your Late Tax Return

As of October 15, the IRS shut down the e-file system to prepare for the upcoming tax season. You missed your chance to electronically file and will need to mail your late taxes.

Luckily, you won’t need to prepare your tax return completely by yourself. PriorTax is one of the only 2013 tax software services available for late tax preparation. (more…)

April 15, 2015 is the Last Day to Claim Your 2011 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on October 28, 2014
Last modified: December 21, 2016

After April 15, 2015, you’ll no longer be able to claim your 2011 Tax Refund

Mark your calendar- April 15, 2015 is not only the deadline to file your 2014 tax return, it’s also the last day you’ll be able to file your 2011 tax return and receive your 2011 refund.

The statute of limitations only allows tax filers three years to claim a tax refund.

So where does the unclaimed money go after the three year period has passed? You guessed it- the IRS keeps it.

Don’t hand over your money to the government, file your 2011 tax return today and claim your refund before it’s too late!

How To File Your 2011 Taxes

It’s not yet the 2011 tax return deadline to claim your refund money. That means, you can complete your tax return today and wait for your refund check from the IRS. Here’s how; (more…)

Deadline to E-File 2013 Tax Return was October 15, 2014

Posted by admin on September 24, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

If you requested an extension, the deadline was October 15, 2014

The deadline to file a 2013 tax return was October 15, 2014. Since the deadline to file has passed, you’ll no longer be able to e-file a 2013 tax return.

How To File Late 2013 Taxes

If you still need to file a 2013 tax return, you can still prepare your 2013 tax return with PriorTax. We’ll do the hard work for you and afterwards, you’ll need to print, sign and mail your 2013 taxes to the IRS.

To file your late 2013 tax return, follow these steps;

  1. Create an Account on PriorTax 
  2. Enter the requested information
  3. Pay & Submit
  4. After your return is prepared, we’ll notify you. At that point, you’ll print, sign and mail it to the IRS.

PriorTax makes doing taxes easy. That means, you can have your 2013 taxes done in as little as 10 minutes!

Don’t wait!

The longer you wait to file your 2013 taxes, the higher your late fees will be.  (more…)

Last Day To File 2011 Taxes & Get 2011 Refund Is April 15, 2015

Posted by admin on April 9, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

In order to receive a 2011 tax refund, your 2011 return needs to be postmarked on April 15, 2015.

The IRS limits the time period you can claim a tax refund to three years. The statute of limitations means the last day to claim a 2010 refund was April 15, 2014. It also means the last day to claim your 2011 refund is quickly approaching.

The very last day you can claim a 2011 Refund is April 15, 2015. 

Luckily, you can prepare your 2011 tax return on PriorTax and still receive your 2011 refund.

Will I Get My 2011 Tax Refund if I mail the 2011 Return on April 15th?

According to the IRS, you must have your 2011 tax return postmarked by midnight on April 15, 2015 in order to receive your 2011 tax refund. That means you CAN NOT prepare your 2011 taxes at 11:59 PM (or whatever your case may be) and place them in the mail after midnight.

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April 15, 2015 is the Last Day to Claim your 2011 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on February 3, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

April 15, 2015 is the last day to file your 2011 tax return and claim your 2011 refund.

You may have April 15, 2015 on your mind as the deadline to file your 2014 taxes. April 15th also marks the last day to claim a 2011 tax refund.

The statute of limitations allows up to three years for taxpayers to claim a tax refund. That means, any refunds outside of the three-year limit will not be granted. File your 2011 taxes online with PriorTax and receive your 2011 refund.

How do I file my 2011 taxes in 2015?

To file your 2011 taxes in 2015, simply create an account on PriorTax for the 2011 tax year. Once you finish, be sure to submit. Our team of tax experts will review your account for accuracy.

Once reviewed your return will be available for download. You’ll have to print the return and mail it to the IRS.  It may take the IRS up to 12 weeks to process your 2011 tax refund.

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