Today is April 15 but it isn’t Tax Day. The deadline for filing your 2015 taxes is actually Monday, April 18. That’s good news if you’ve been procrastinating because you get a few more days!
The reason for the deadline being moved is because today is Emancipation Day in Washington DC. Emancipation Day is a holiday in marking the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. Normally it is held on April 16th, but being a Saturday this year it is being observed on April 15. Government employees in DC enjoy the day off today, including those at the IRS. The filing deadline had to be moved to the next business day – April 18.
If you still need to file an extension for your 2015 you can do so with Form 4868. Contact me if you need help with your extension or tax filings.
It’s hard to believe how fast 2015 is going. The deadline for 2014 tax returns for businesses (corporations and partnership) on extension is quickly approaching! The deadline is September 15- that’s just two weeks away. Contact your CPA right away if you still haven’t filed. Need help filing your business taxes? Make an appointment with me!
The corporate tax filing deadline is usually March 15. This year March 15 is a Sunday so the deadline is pushed off until Monday, March 16, 2015. Make sure you get your corporate tax return to the IRS by that point. If you still need more time to prepare, be sure to file an extension Form 7004. Need help with corporate taxes? Contact me!
The business tax return deadline is quickly coming! Normally C- and S- corporation tax returns are due on March 15th, but this year that date is a Saturday so the kind folks at the IRS make the following Monday, March 17th the deadline instead.
At this point if you haven’t gotten your information to your CPA yet you are probably going to go on extension. This is done by filing IRS Form 7004. This gives you an extra 6 months- until September 15- to complete your tax return. For C-corporations if you owe any tax for the 2013 year this form allows you make a payment for the balance due.
If you are a non-profit entity with a December 31 tax year end you have a filing deadline on May 15! If you are not ready to complete your Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or 990-N e-postcard, make sure you file for your first extension with Form 8868.
The tax filing deadline for individuals (Form 1040), partnerships and LLCs (Form 1065), and trusts (Form 1041) is next Monday, April 15, 2013. If you have not started your tax return yet you might want to consider filing an extension form. Individuals file Form 4868, and partnerships, LLCs, and trusts file Form 7004.
Why should you file an extension? By filing an extension you will avoid late filing penalties and interest. Remember, an extension to file is not an extension to pay. If you owe taxes this year you are still supposed to be paid in by April 15. If not you might owe penalties and interest. Confused? Need help? Hire a CPA. 🙂
In just one short week the corporate tax filing deadline is coming- March 15! That means that c-corporations and s-corporations need to either file their tax return or file for a 6-month extension by March 15. So go call your accountant ASAP!
So in the midst of yet another tax extension busy season I made the decision (on the advice of the wise Denise Jacobs) to make a real effort to regularly blog about all sorts of accounting and tax related topics. Hopefully you find some interesting information here! If you have a specific question or have something to say about what I wrote I’d love to hear from you! So sharpen your pencil and get your abacus ready- here we go!