Kyle Schurman, provided by Published 9:52 am CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Gone are the days when you had to go to a tax preparer to ensure that you filed your taxes correctly. Now, you can do your taxes at home with tax software online. Of all the tax preparing services we've tried, TurboTax Deluxe is the best with its easy-to-use software and helpful explanations. The old saying goes: Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. These days, you can add one more to the list. It’s certain that you’re going to be bombarded with advertisements for tax preparation software and services from New Year’s Day through April 15, 2019 when the deadline to file 2018 taxes hits. Tax prep software is a big business, and you may hesitate to pay for help with something you could do … [Read more...] about The best tax software you can use to file your taxes online — TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxAct
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WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service announced late Tuesday that it will let taxpayers submit tax returns without penalty through Wednesday, after a long day of technical problems that fueled confusion about what is already one of Americans' most frustrating interactions with their government. A computer glitch at the IRS knocked offline the agency's ability to process many tax returns filed electronically, a stunning breakdown that left agency officials flummoxed and millions of Americans baffled. Senior government officials were at a loss to explain what happened, even as close to 5 million Americans were expected to try to file their taxes before the midnight deadline. IRS officials did not specify exactly what went wrong, saying only that they would undertake a "hard reboot" of their systems. By late Tuesday, the IRS said its systems were back online, and taxpayers could proceed to file returns through the end of Wednesday. Taxes had been due on Tuesday, April 17. (That … [Read more...] about Why you have an extra day to file your tax returns
By Alan Rappeport and Michael D. Shear, New York Times Published 1:55 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Photo: Olivier Douliery /TNS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 U.S President Donald Trump speaks about tax cuts for American workers in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. White House officials said Trump, who has steadfastly refused to make any of his previous tax returns public, requested a six-month extension of his own taxes because of the complexity of preparing his 2017 returns. He plans to file by mid-October, officials said. less U.S President Donald Trump speaks about tax cuts for American workers in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. White House officials said Trump, who has steadfastly ... more Photo: Olivier Douliery /TNS … [Read more...] about Trump requests extension to file 2017 taxes
By Thomas Barrabi Published April 17, 2018 White House FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Trump’s tax cuts are working: Rep. Blackburn Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on why Democrats will raise taxes if they obtain control of the House and former FBI Director James Comey’s new book. President Donald Trump filed for an extension for his tax return, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday ahead of the deadline. Continue Reading Below “The President filed an extension for his 2017 tax return, as do many Americans with complex returns,” Sanders said in a statement. “He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018.” U.S. taxpayers are obligated to file their federal tax forms by midnight on Tuesday. Americans can file for an extension with the Internal Revenue Service that pushes the deadline six months to Oct. 15, though taxpayers are asked … [Read more...] about Trump files for tax extension with IRS, White House says
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 17 Email the author It’s the nightmare tax filing that procrastinators fear. They wait until the last minute, punching in numbers on their computers, crunching to file their tax returns on time. Then their computer crashes. Data are lost. Blood pressure rises. Well, that nightmare is happening. Now. Except it’s not you but the Internal Revenue Service … [Read more...] about The IRS e-file system has crashed: How to file your taxes on time.