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A Caution to Seniors: After Tax Day, Beware of Scams

17 April 2018

If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Around 2.5 million taxpayers are now paying off their tax bills through a payment plan, according to TurboTax. The key phrase: "made from scratch". Returns this year are due by April 17, unless you file for an automatic six-month extension.

If you can not pay what you owe before the deadline, you should consider getting help or filing an extension.

"This is the a year ago Americans will fill out outdated, complicated tax forms", Trump writes.

April 17 is also the deadline for business owners and freelancers to pay their first quarter taxes for 2018.

If you're waiting until the absolute last moment to file your taxes, Houser says you're not alone as they are helping almost two hundred clients today. If you aren't filing online or through a tax preparer, the USPS has a handy tool to know what time your favorite post office will close.

Each year around 10 million extensions forms are filed to the IRS.

Payment by credit or debit card is still available, but there are fees ranging between $2 and $3.95 for that option.

Whatever happened with filing taxes this year, on-time or late, thinking ahead to next year's taxes will help avoid the last minute push.

The robo-voice on the scam call i picked up ended saying: "We would request you get back to us so that we can discuss matters of this case".

National Parks: Although this deal isn't on Tuesday or specifically for Tax Day - it's still worth mentioning.

The most common mistakes when filing taxes are careless: misspelling your name or writing the wrong social security number.

By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline. When it comes to paying your taxes, the IRS offers several options on their website. The interest rate is now 5% per year, compounded daily, and the late-payment penalty is normally 0.5% per month.

If you are due a refund, the sooner you file, the sooner you'll get it.

A Caution to Seniors: After Tax Day, Beware of Scams