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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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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Tax Deadline Was October 15. File Late Taxes Today!

Posted by admin on September 30, 2013
Last modified: December 21, 2016

The Tax Extension and E-File Deadline was October 15 but you can still file late with PriorTax.

The 2014 tax season officially ended on October 15, 2014. October 15th was the very last chance you had to e-file your 2013 taxes. Luckily, you can still prepare a 2013 tax return with PriorTax.

Keep in mind, you’ll be required to paper file your 2013 tax return since you’re no longer able to e-file.

Penalties and interest

If you’re expecting a refund, you’re off the hook from late penalties and fines. However, if you have tax due, you could be subject to failure-to-file penalties, failure-to-pay penalties.  (more…)

Can I E-File After the Deadline?

Posted by admin on April 26, 2013
Last modified: October 6, 2016

After October 15th, you can no longer e-file…

You yawn and wake up from a nice long, relaxing state of hibernation. Somehow you not only missed the April 15th tax filing deadline, you also missed the October 15th tax extension deadline.

First reaction: panic. Second reaction: is it still possible to e-file?

You can no longer e-file a 2013 tax return. October 15th marked the last day of the e-file season. The good news is you can still prepare your late tax return, you’ll just need to mail it to the IRS.

Even better, you’ll be able to use the PriorTax online tax software to prepare your late taxes.

When Does The E-File Season Start & End Each Year?

Every year e-file stays open from sometime in January (in 2014, it was January 31st) until the official season deadline of October 15th.

Why October 15th and not April 15th? Everyone who requested an extension on their taxes during tax season, gets an extra six months to file their taxes. Thus, the e-file system needs to stay open that entire time in order to accommodate them. Luckily, even if you didn’t request an extension you can still e-file anytime between April 15th and October 15th. (more…)

Deadline for Filing Extended Tax Return

Posted by admin on November 26, 2012
Last modified: December 22, 2016

If you requested a tax extension, you must file your return by the October deadline.

After this date e-file shuts down and you may be charged late filing penalties.

If you requested an extension during tax season – which you would have done using Form 4868 [Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return] – the deadline for filing your return is typically on or around October 15. It ultimately depends on the tax season.

An extension gives you an extra six months to file, which puts the deadline on or around October 15 depending on the year. Generally the IRS will not extend you any more time, unless you’re living outside the country.

In this case you may be able to request an additional two months, pushing back your deadline to December 15. But in order to receive this discretionary extension you must submit a letter to the IRS explaining why you need the extra two months. Refer to Publication 54 [Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad] for more information.

An extension gives you a six month reprieve from some penalties but not all of them. Here’s a rundown of what you may have to pay in addition to your tax liability:

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April 15, 2013 Is the Last Chance to Get a 2009 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on October 17, 2012
Last modified: December 21, 2016

2013 was the last year to get a refund for your 2009 tax return!

You always have three years after the original due date of a late tax return to file it and get a refund, completely free of penalties. That means to get a refund from the 2009 tax year you have to be sure to file by Tax Day 2013, April 15.

Sounds simple enough, right? The trouble is, there’s often confusion surrounding the exact date that you can still get refund. Is it the exact date three years after the return’s due date, or is it the Tax Day three years after the Tax Day that the return was originally due on?

It sounds like splitting hairs, but earlier this year it had some real consequences. Tax Day 2009 (when 2008 returns were originally due) was on April 15, but Tax Day 2012 was on April 17. The IRS itself declared that people would have until April 17 to get their 2008 refunds. But evidently there was some internal confusion at the agency, because many people who filed their 2008 returns on the 16th or 17th were denied refunds, and had to haggle with the IRS.

Thankfully for this coming year the situation is much more cut and dry. The tax deadline in 2010 (when 2009 taxes were originally due) was on April 15. In 2013 Tax Day is also on April 15. That makes it pretty simple. If you want a 2009 refund you must have your return in to the IRS by April 15. (more…)

The Federal Tax Extension Deadline Is October 15

Posted by admin on September 19, 2012
Last modified: December 21, 2016

If you requested an extension on your 2011 income taxes, be sure to file your return before the October 15 deadline

Six months seems like a long time. That’s the trap lots of people fall into when they request a tax extension in April and then promptly forget about taxes until the October deadline when all tax returns need to be in to the IRS.

Well, here’s your fair warning: the tax filing extension deadline is less than a month away. That’s right, your tax return needs to be all taken care of by October 15 or else some bad stuff will start happening. What bad stuff exactly? Here’s the rundown:

  • E-filing ends – That’s right, the last day to electronically file a return is October 15. After that everybody has to file a paper return, whether you requested an extension or not. E-filing, in case you didn’t know, is far superior to paper filing. Why? Because it’s easy – you don’t have to deal with pesky printers and post offices – and much faster – not only does your return not sit in the mail, but it gets processed by the IRS much faster. So what does this mean for you? A faster refund. Several weeks faster, as a matter of fact.
  • Penalties and interest begin – If you requested an extension, you’ve been enjoying an extra six months to file without the burden of penalties or interest. But fail to file by October 15 and all that changes. Suddenly it becomes a lot more costly to procrastinate. Even if you didn’t request an extension, you should still file as soon as possible to minimize penalties and interest. (more…)

April 17, 2012 Is the Last Chance to Get a 2008 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on April 9, 2012
Last modified: October 6, 2016

Late tax filers have three years after the original return due date to file and get a refund

The tax deadline is just a week away – April 17th, don’t forget! – and most people are scrambling to get their 2011 tax returns finished and filed with the IRS. But there’s another year you should be worried about too: 2008.

What’s so special about 2008 you might ask? Well, April 17, 2012 is the last day you can get a tax refund from filing a late 2008 return.

You see, the way the statute of limitations work, you have three years after the original deadline to file your late tax returns and still get a refund, and the IRS has a full ten years to go after people who owe them back taxes.

You can still file after three years has elapsed, you just won’t get any money back. But why not file your 2008 taxes now? Why sacrifice money you’re entitled to?

Lots of late filers automatically assume that they owe money and on top of that are going to get slammed with harsh IRS late penalties. They assume it’s better to hide than to face the IRS. (more…)

When Is the 2015 Tax Deadline?

Posted by admin on February 29, 2012
Last modified: December 20, 2016

You have from January 20 until April 15, 2015 to file your 2014 taxes or file an extension. 

Tax season, it’s the best season of all. Okay, we’re joking.

Even if you hate tax season, it’s important to keep in mind the tax deadlines. Knowing the tax deadlines will prevent you from filing late and paying penalties.

The first deadline you should be aware of is April 15. This is the last day to you’ll be able to file an extension or file your tax return by before your tax return is considered late.

April 15th tax deadline

Each year, April 15th is “Tax Day” aka the last day to file a tax return. Americans everywhere scramble to file their taxes on time. Some of these procrastinators don’t even file on time.

That means you have from January 20, 2015 until April 15, 2015 to file your 2014 tax return. If you don’t plan on filing by the April 15th deadline, you should file an extension. 

To request an extension, all you have to do is file Form 4868 [Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return] and the IRS will grant you an additional six months, until October 15, to file your return.

Do note, however, that the IRS requires you to estimate and pay your tax liability before it will grant you an extension. So even though you may be able to put off all the paperwork, you won’t be able to delay paying. (more…)

2012 IRS Calendar & Deadlines

Posted by admin on January 13, 2012
Last modified: October 6, 2016

January 10, 2012

Earned more than $20 in tips during December? You must report your tips to your employer(s) by January 10. Use Form 4070: Employee’s Report of Tips to Employer.

This is the first of the monthly deadlines for tip earners So, if you earn more than $20 in tips in the month of January you must report these tips to your employer on Form 4070 and do so by Feb. 10. The deadlines for the months that follow all fall on the 10th of each month with the following exceptions:  March 12, June 11, and November 13.

January 17, 2012

E-filing opens for 2011 returns.

In addition, if you did not have your income tax withheld by your employer in 2011 your final installment of 2011 estimated tax is now due. Use Form 1040-ES: Estimated Tax for Individuals.

However, you can disregard this deadline if you plan on filing your return and paying any tax owed by January 31.

January 31, 2012

E-filing opens for 2011 returns.

If you made estimated tax payments throughout 2011, you can avoid the penalties on any remaining tax owed by filing your return and paying the IRS by this date. (more…)

2010 Federal Income Tax E-Filing Deadline

Posted by admin on September 28, 2011
Last modified: December 20, 2016

If you requested an extension, start preparing your return now.

For all of you who requested a file extension for income taxes, the deadline to file your taxes electronically is just around the bend. Make sure to file by October 17 in order to avoid penalties and reap all the benefits of filing an online return.

This has been kind of a wacky year when it comes to tax deadlines. First the special Emancipation Day holiday in D.C. pushed the normal deadline to file taxes for 2010 back three days to April 18. In addition to this change of date, the deadline for filing late is pushed back as well. Because the normal deadline, October 15, falls on a Saturday, you’ve got until Monday the 17th to get those tax returns in electronically. (more…)