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Archive for the ‘TaxDay’ Category

Another April 18 National Tax Day

Posted by taxguru on December 11, 2016

Practically forever, everyone in the US has associated April 15 with the dreaded income tax deadline.  It’s become such a part of our culture that it is treated as a sick kind of holiday that fosters celebrations and business sales of the kind we see for other more traditional holidays.

For the second year in a row, the calendar and a special Washington DC holiday have aligned so that we have a little longer before 2016 individual income tax returns are due.  As IRS has announced in an official press release, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 will be the magic day for 2016 1040s. 

Most States automatically synchronize their due dates with IRS’s, but you should check with your own State’s tax agency to be certain.

For this coming tax return filing season, there are also going to be several other new due dates for 1099s, 1065s, 1120s and various other types of tax returns.  I will be posting more details on these new deadlines in the next few weeks. 

   

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2016 Tax Day Is April 18

Posted by taxguru on March 16, 2016

I have heard several people proclaim that we are now less than a month away from the dreaded April 15 deadline.  Not quite.

It may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for those of us in the Tax Season trenches, three more days can ease a lot of pressure. 

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Tax Day is April 18 this year

Posted by taxguru on January 15, 2016

Once again, DC’s special Emancipation Day holiday results in a little extra time for individuals to file their 1040s.

IRS chief Koskinen sets April 18 filing date; promises better service on information lines

We do need to remember Commissioner Koskinen’s poor record for truthfulness with his congressional testimony (aka Perjury).  I do believe him with the April 18 filing deadline, but have serious doubt about his claims of better taxpayer service.

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Another type of “Spring Break”

Posted by taxguru on April 18, 2015

Tax Break from Funny or Die.

 

 

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Discussing our screwed up tax system

Posted by taxguru on April 9, 2015

PJ Media has posted this 24 minute panel discussion on the abhorrent state of our tax system, with the very accurate title of Death By Taxes: The US Income Tax Is Government Theft.

It’s the perfect thing to watch as the infamous Tax Day approaches in this country.

 

As always, the media are flooded with last minute tax tips. Here’s the best tip if your tax returns aren’t already finished.  Work with a professional tax practitioner and file an extension (Form 4868) that will give you six more months to properly prepare and file your tax returns.  Trying to rush things together at the last minute is a recipe for disaster, often with mistakes that can’t be undone later on.

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0baMao Loves Tax Day

Posted by taxguru on April 15, 2013

Another member of the Bush family pokes fun at our imperial ruler and his favorite day of the year.

 

 

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Another name for Tax Day

Posted by taxguru on April 17, 2012

From today’s episode of NewsBusted.

 

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Tax Day Jokes

Posted by taxguru on April 16, 2010

Courtesy of the folks at NewsMax, who have the stomachs to watch these shows.

Craig Ferguson:

It’s fitting that April 14 is National Pecan Day because today, we recognize nuts. And tomorrow, on April 15, we pay our taxes to support them.

If no one paid their taxes, imagine what it would be like: America would be broke — more broke.

Jimmy Kimmel:

Tomorrow is the day to mail in your tax returns, which means tonight is the night to start making fake receipts.

It was tax day today. Don’t forget to set your bank account back $10,000 tonight.

The government wants us to count how many people live in our home, and then to calculate how much money we owe them. I actually got confused and sent a check to the census and a member of my household to the IRS. Sorry Grandma, we’ll get you back.

Larry King has filed for divorce from his wife, Shawn. He may have thought he was filing taxes, I don’t know.

Jay Leno:

It’s April 15, the day we all curse like Joe Biden.

President Obama turned in his tax return today. He didn’t owe a lot because he has a lot of dependents: his wife, two daughters, AIG, General Motors, Goldman Sachs.

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