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Tax Day Extended One Day
April 18, Wednesday is the new deadline to file and pay taxes after the Internal Revenue Service spent hours dealing with technical difficulties on Tuesday.
The service that taxpayers use to file online was partly down throughout Tuesday morning and afternoon.
"A number of IRS systems are unavailable at the moment," Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter said at a Congressional hearing Tuesday morning. "We are working to resolve this issue and taxpayers should continue to file their returns as they normally would."
The agency said Tuesday evening that its systems were back online, and that taxpayers would now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18, to file and pay their taxes.
"This is the busiest tax day of the year, and the IRS apologizes for the inconvenience this system issue caused for taxpayers," Kautter said in a statement. "The IRS appreciates everyone's patience during this period. The extra time will help taxpayers affected by this situation." CNN-Money
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Do you live abroad?
Or traveling out of the U.S. on Tax Day?
Americans living out of the United States, or traveling abroad on Tax Day, are allowed an automatic extension to June 15 each year. However, this year, Congress voted to also extend any payment due to June 15. So if you planned on sending an estimated payment and do not have time to file that extension, the deadline is June 15 for both. However, an extension can be filed to October 15 but not for the payment. Contact us if you need more information or assistance.
IRS to End of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
The IRS recently announced it will discontinue the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program on September 28, 2018. After this date, submission for the program will not be accepted.
Getting a tax refund?
A tax refund is happy news for most taxpayers…it beats owing more! But it usually greeted with ways toward frivolous spending since it is “extra money”. A new TV? A beach vacation? Remember, most of the time, it is YOUR money that you overpaid to the IRS throughout the year in taxes. While some credits are given as “free money”, most refunds are the return of your money, but no interest paid. So, what should you do with that tax refund? Is it a large one? Perhaps spending it wisely could help get on the right path financially. It can make a big difference in your debt-reduction or savings plans. Read article for some suggestions here..
Owe the IRS money and not sure to file?
So, you owe the IRS additional tax money? Can’t pay your taxes this year? Approximately, one out of six people owe additional taxes when they complete their tax return each year and most cannot pay right away. So, should you file the tax return? It is a question many people ask since they cannot pay the tax now. The thought is why generate a tax bill? Well, not filing could only make the situation worse. Read on reasons why you should here...
CHS - Charitable Donation for 2018 tax year
Charitable donations can be helpful during tax time. While it it too late to make that donation for 2017, make your choices before December 31 this year. Community Help Service (CHS) in Belgium can provide that tax-deduction for your US taxes, as well as your Belgium (if you live in Belgium) tax returns. CHS is an English-speaking Helpline assistance organization. Check out their website as well: www.chsbelgium.org. Read more about this non-profit here.
Congress passes one of the biggest tax reforms bills in recent history before the end of 2017. How will the TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACTS (TCJA) of 2017 affect you as a US taxpayer? Read a brief description of the TCJA here.
2018 Newsletters includes lots of informative tax news! See past Newsletters under the News & Events tab. Last Newsletter of 2017 - December 2017 edition - read here!
Need assistance for tax filing 2016 or past years?
Need to catch up? Are you been living abroad? We can help by filing through the IRS Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures. Gather your documents, records, receipts, etc. and get ready to file your taxes! Mir Taxes is here to help with any reporting, questions, or issues. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.