Tax Filing Day
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The IRS will begin accepting individual income tax returns on January 28 this year. Returns will be accepted even if the Federal government continues its partial shutdown. The IRS will also be able to issue refunds, even if the shutdown continues. Unfortunately, it is still unclear if help will be available from the IRS for taxpayers who need assistance with their refunds.
Individual tax returns or requests for extensions are due by April 15 this year. Filing your income tax return by the due date is important, especially for those individuals who will owe taxes, since the IRS may charge a separate penalty for failing a late tax return.
If you can’t pay your income tax in full, there are many options available. Call the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. We can help you with this and many other income tax issues. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic can be reached at 518-462-6765 or 1-800-462-2922. This clinic does not generally provide tax return preparation services.