Get Help Filing Your Taxes For Free

Get Help Filing Your Taxes For Free

Use their "IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting" web page. They pick up the phone and someone on the other end tells them they're from the IRS.

The government also won't force you to pay only by a prepaid card.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the past five years.

"They try to sound like they're legitimately the IRS by giving you all this information that makes it sound like only the IRS would know and then they hit you with the panic button, which gets your rational brain to stop thinking", Garcia said. "Not filing a tax return when you owe money, that's not a good thing".

Warning bells should ring if someone asks you to sign a blank return, promises a big refund before looking at your records or charges fees based on a percentage of the refund.

Whether you file electronically or by paper the deadline for filing taxes is just around the corner.

If it turns out you do owe, the IRS is happy to take a check.

Federal agency monitoring death of teen trapped by van seat
How did Kyle - who was on his way to a tennis match - get trapped in the third row bench seat? "This was a horrific tragedy". He was using voice commands to dial 911, because he didn't have his phone in his hand, said Cincinnati Police Department Lt.

Lee also concluded that recent loss in bitcoin's value, i.e., 54% in the year 2018 and 28% in the past month, is the outcome of people selling it to raise money to pay taxes on crypto gains of 2017.

Tax Day is Tuesday, April 17, and if you still haven't filed, you're going to need all the help you can get.

"I was contacted by this guy saying he was part of the IRS, and that I had filed my taxes in a fraudulent manner", Smith said.

Federal taxes are due on April 17 and state taxes are due Sunday. Although Americans have been regularly paying income tax for over a century, the first Tax Day fell much earlier in the year. After IRS (Internal Revenue Service) categorized digital currency as property, United States citizens now have to calculate their tax liabilities arising thereof. If you live or work here, you're helping to pay for critical services like into police protection and, fire protection.

Does everyone need to file for an extension?

Browning, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court to preparing and presenting false tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake. If there is a legitimate reason that you can not, get an approved extension as soon as possible, make the necessary payment of estimated taxes, then work out payment terms with the IRS to minimize any damage. Because the decision will impact you legally and financially, it's important to enlist the expertise of an attorney and tax advisor to help you understand the pros and cons of each option.

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