Tuesday is the last day to file taxes for 2017

But filing for an extension can be an option if you're running behind, especially for some of those more complex cases.

Filers unable to break away in time to get to those locations before close should head down to the Atlanta Main Post Office, which stays open until 11:59 p.m.

"You would be surprised at the number of taxpayers that think that", he said. The IRS also reports that only 0.5% of all returns filed in the 2016 calendar year were audited - which translates to 1.1 million returns. "And if you don't make that payment, you can have a penalty and interest charges racking up for those six months", tax attorney Rebecca Walser said.

But many will see a refund from the IRS.

Falsely padding deductions on returns: Taxpayers should avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses on their tax returns.

To file a return after the deadline, either submit the return online through the IRS.gov or other tax programs or send it in by mail before November. In Puerto Rico, which is a US territory, residents aren't required to pay federal income tax if their income is only from sources within Puerto Rico, but they do pay Social Security, Medicare, import, expert and commodity taxes, for a total federal tax bill of more than $3 billion per year, according to the New York Times. Check Where to File on IRS.gov.

If a taxpayer can not complete their tax return by the filing deadline, they may apply for a filing extension with DOR or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Not paying by the deadline will result in an attached interest rate.

Generally, the failure to file penalty is far greater than the failure to timely pay penalty.

The district earned the debt after collecting federal taxes from employees but failing to pay the government. Penalty for late payment.

Alternatively, taxpayers can request a payment agreement by filing Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request.

Offshore tax avoidance: A recent emphasis of the IRS, the IRS is continuing to take action against taxpayers that hide money and income offshore. Or, mail a check or money order payable to the "United States Treasury" along with a Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher.


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