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How to File Your Federal Taxes

Federal income tax returns were due on July 15, 2020. This provides taxpayers an extra three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to file federal income tax return or how you can get an extension.

. This three-month extension to the normal April 15 deadline comes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtThis extension does not apply to state and local tax returns. To make sure you file those on time, . If you do not file and pay your taxes on time, you will be charged interest and a late payment penalty. For taxpayers due a refund, there is no penalty for filing a late return.

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File a Federal Income Tax Return

In order to file your taxes, you'll need a few things. First you'll need to know how much money you made. Then you'll need to decide whether to take the standard deduction or itemize your return. Finally, you'll need to submit everything by July 15. The deadline for filing federal taxes in 2020 was extended to July 15 due to the coronavirus crisis. 

Steps to File a Tax Return

  1. Gather your paperwork, including:

  2. . Filing status is based on whether you're married. The percentage you pay toward household expenses also affects your filing status.

  3. Decide how you want to file your taxes. The IRS recommends using for the easiest and most accurate returns.

  4. Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtDetermine if you are taking the standard deduction or itemizing your return. The new tax law increased the standard deduction but .

  5. If you owe money, , including applying for a payment plan.

  6. File your taxes by the deadline (typically April 15 each year).

Find out how to check the status of your tax refund.

Contact the IRS for Tax Help

For the fastest information, the IRS recommends finding answers to your questions online. You can also . This option works best for less complex questions. Keep in mind that wait times to speak with a representative may be long.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt . This does not grant you more time to pay your taxes.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtBe aware that the regular deadline for filing 2019 federal tax returns had been extended three months, to July 15, 2020, due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Last Updated: December 7, 2020