Need an extension of time to file taxes?

Thomas L. Knapp

Similarly, the IRS will not call to threaten, harass or attempt to intimidate you to provide information and/or payment. If your income was higher, or you are comfortable preparing your own tax return, there's Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms.

That's Tuesday. By this late hour, most people have submitted their state and federal taxes, and tax preparers are working dawn to dusk to help Joplinites stay in the good graces of living in Missouri, USA.

But for those on the go, you can use applications. The suit also asks the court to order Draper to turn over a list of all taxpayers for whom she has prepared returns since January 1, 2013. If you're one of them, here are three last-minute pieces of advice you should keep in mind as Tax Day approaches. Free File software walks users through the tax preparation process and helps identify those tax changes that may affect their return. "I hate to say it, but some people are just procrastinators".

If you encounter a tax scam or any suspicious activity from a caller claiming to be with a government agency, make sure to report it to the IRS and BBB's Scam Tracker.

Whether you file an extension or not, that money is due by 11:59 pm on April 18th. It can also be used to e-file a free extension to file request. It's safe, easy and the way most taxpayers file their return. Generally, the tax authority is not concerned with taxpayers who overpaid their taxes.

VITA/TCE - Free, in-person volunteer help is close by through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program or Tax Counseling for the Elderly.

This year, individuals must file their returns by April 18, 2017.

"The IRS has a new checklist for return preparers that we are asking clients certain questions about their qualifications", Adamson said.

Buffalo, N.Y.: Unregistered preparer Shonnell Harris, 48, has pleaded guilty in connection with filing fraudulent tax returns for employees and other acquaintances at her now-shuttered day care center. If they can not file their return by that time, they need to file the six-month extension.

Meanwhile, the corporate income tax collections were down by 46.1 percent, or $82.8 million, going from $179.7 million past year to $96.9 million last month. "People don't need a lot of incentive to procrastinate". But the IRS announced that the agency would return any newly filed Offer in Compromise application received on or after March 27 if you didn't file all required tax returns.

IRS Free File lets taxpayers who earned less than $64,000 prepare and e-file a federal return for free using name-brand software.