Know your deadlines and avoid penalties
Tax season is coming up, and it’s important to know when your federal taxes are due. The due date for filing your federal taxes depends on your filing status and whether you’re filing a paper or electronic return.
In this blog post, we’ll cover the following topics:
- When are federal taxes due?
- What are the different filing statuses?
- How to file your federal taxes electronically
- How to file your federal taxes by mail
When Are Federal Taxes Due?
The general due date for filing your federal taxes is April 15th. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you live in Maine or Massachusetts, your due date is April 18th. And if you’re a resident of Alaska, Hawaii, or Washington, you have until June 15th to file your federal taxes.
If you’re unable to file your federal taxes by the due date, you can request an extension. However, you’ll still have to pay your taxes by the original due date.
What Are the Different Filing Statuses?
Your filing status determines how much you owe in taxes. There are five different filing statuses:
- Married filing jointly
- Married filing separately
- Head of household
- Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
How to File Your Federal Taxes Electronically
Filing your federal taxes electronically is the fastest and easiest way to file. You can file your federal taxes electronically through the IRS website, or through a tax preparation software program.
To file your federal taxes electronically, you’ll need the following information:
- Your Social Security number
- Your income information
- Your deductions and credits
How to File Your Federal Taxes by Mail
If you prefer to file your federal taxes by mail, you can download the appropriate forms from the IRS website. You’ll also need to enclose a check or money order for the amount of taxes you owe.
By following these tips, you can make sure you file your federal taxes on time and avoid any penalties.
- If you’re not sure how to file your federal taxes, it’s a good idea to hire a tax professional.
- You can find tax preparation software programs online or at most major retailers.
- The IRS website has a wealth of information about filing your federal taxes.
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