IMPORTANT 2016 TAX DEADLINES:
Jan 16th, 2017
Fourth quarter estimated tax payments due.
Jan 31st, 2017
Forms 1099-misc must be sent to independent contractors.
Feb 28th, 2017
All 1096 and 1099 forms must be mailed to the IRS.
March 15th, 2017
Partnerships and S-Corporation tax returns and extensions due, last day to elect s-corp status for the entire year.
March 31st, 2017
All tax information due to MathLLC in order to meet the April 15th filing deadline.
April 17th, 2017
Individual, Trusts, and C-Corporation tax returns and extensions are due. FBAR returns due.
May 15th, 2017
Non Profit from 990 or 990 extensions due.
June 15th, 2017
Second quarter estimated tax payments due. Individuals tax returns and extensions due for taxpayers living abroad.
September 15th, 2017
Last day to file corporate and partnership tax returns. Third quarter estimated tax payments due.
Sept 30th, 2017
Trust tax returns due.
October 15th, 2017
Last day to file individual tax returns and FBAR returns.
Nov 15th, 2017
Extended non-profit tax returns due.
Estimated tax due dates for 2017: April 18th, June 15th, Sept 15th, and Jan 15th, (2018)
What happens if I file an extension?
Filing an extension to file does not give you extra time to pay your tax due. Those taxpayers who file an extension will be charged the current short term rate plus an interest rate of about 3% on their balance due per year. Unless you have a huge tax liability, the consequences are usually pretty minor but it is still a good idea to send some sort of payment in with your extension if you anticipate having a tax due.
Where is my refund? - IRS website with info on your tax refund
How to sign your tax return on your computer. - Youtube video
Download w-9 forms (for independent contractors) - Form used to collect information needed to issue contractors a 1099-Misc.
Independent Contractor vs. Employee - A link to how to decipher between the two and the implications of each
What if you get a letter from the IRS or other tax bureau?
Don't panic! Most of these issues can be resolved quickly and painlessly. The first step is to provide your preparer with a copy of the letter you received. We can best help you after reading their letter. No tax bureau ever will contact you via email. In all cases these emails are SPAM!