Didn't file your taxes by the 15th? Don't worry!

A new deal between Gary Community Schools and the Internal Revenue Service will provide some relief as leaders continue to address a complex financial situation. And for any direct deposit refund, taxpayers should make sure both the routing and bank account number on the completed tax return are correct. In the 2015 filing season, a criminal stole my personal information and filed a fraudulent tax return in my name, claiming a refund. That's why filing for an extension is an option in the first place. The easiest way to do so is through the Free File link on IRS.gov.

"It's important to file on time because you get all the credits that you are due in a timely manner", said Viruet.

The IRS expects to receive around 17-million tax returns this week. In a short while you won't have to worry about irs forms and itemized deductions again until next year. Download, print and file it anytime from IRS.gov/forms.

There is also a Where's My Refund? portion of the IRS site that will give you additional information about the status and timing of an expected tax refund. "Things will start really picking up because people will all the sudden realize, 'hey I've gotta get this filed or else I'm gonna get penalized for not filing'". They also won't have to show proof that they have health insurance.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim can contact IRS-Criminal Investigation by calling 732-761-6439.

After filing, use "Where's My Refund?" on IRS.gov or download the IRS2Go Mobile App to track the status of a refund.

If Crouse is correct, the IRS is going to have a field day mustering up the resources to knock on everyone's door. It is of course possible that your individual tax return will require a further review that can cause a delay. File this one under "good to know". In this case, the preparer would digitally sign the tax return.

Attach all required forms and schedules. It can be accessed at the IRS website at IRS.gov.

According to Visor, a new online filing and advisory service, by filing for an extension, you're requesting an additional six months to prepare and file your tax return, assuming the IRS's automated system approves your extension request - which it nearly always does instantaneously. Not paying by the deadline will result in an attached interest rate.

You have until April 17th to file and pay your return without penalty.

Taxpayers just need to fill out the 4868 form to get six more months.

For example, you're an individual with a $150,000 tax liability, so you painfully pay $100,000 and then finance the remaining $50,000 by using and managing future cash flows and crypto appreciation. In fact, you may owe more money. An online payment plan can be set up in a matter of minutes. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS or a state tax agency and may be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts, such as student loans. Alternatively, they can file Form 4506-T to request a wage and income transcript.

  • Leroy Wright