Tax Filing Deadline EXTENDED to When!?!

05 January 2012 / Uncategorized / Comments Off on Tax Filing Deadline EXTENDED to When!?!

IRS Extends Tax-Filing Deadline to April 17

The Internal Revenue Service opened the 2012 tax season on Wednesday by extending the tax-filing deadline until April 17.

Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16.  According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays affect tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do, giving all taxpayers two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until October 15 to file their 2011 tax returns. The IRS will begin accepting e-file returns on January 17, 2012.

The IRS also announced a number of improvements to help make this tax season easier for taxpayers. This includes new navigation features and helpful information on and a new pilot program to allow taxpayers to use interactive video to get help with tax issues.

The IRS is conducting a limited rollout of its new videoconferencing technology at 10 IRS offices and two other sites, and may expand to further sites in the future. A list of locations is available on

The IRS has updated the front page of the IRS Web site to make it easier for taxpayers to get key forms, information and file tax returns. The front page also has links to taxpayer-friendly videos on the IRS YouTube channel. Morei mprovements are planned for in the months ahead.

“At the IRS, we’re working hard to make the process of filing your taxes as quick and easy as possible,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said in a statement. “Providing quality service is one of our top priorities. It not only reduces the burden on taxpayers, but also helps in filing an accurate return right from the start.”

The IRS said it expects to receive more than 144 million individual tax returns this year, with most of those being filed by the April 17 deadline.

Even though we have a couple of extra days to file this year, PLEASE do not hesitate to call us for an appoinment to get your taxes done!  We would love to see you in February!!

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