IRS warns taxpayers about tax scams

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That may mean that much of the $25 billion in capital gains taxes that Americans are estimated to owe on their digital currency holdings which will go uncollected.

The cutoff this year is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17th.

Not facing the situation leaves the person with greater penalties (and usually, anxiety, sometime poor career/business/life decisions) just because they did not file a tax return on time. Include your name, address, daytime phone number and Social Security number or Employer Identification Number on the front of the payment.

"It's an extension to file, not an extension to pay".

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Mail the return to the right address.

Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition that provides free electronic tax services for people with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less, between the ages of 17-50, active duty military, or qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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Taxpayers have until midnight on Tuesday to file their taxes unless they file for an extension, which CPA and tax attorney Paul Mancinone recommends if you haven't filed. Check Where to File on

When you file, you will be required to pay money to the IRS. This will protect you from a failure-to-pay penalty. An online payment plan can be set up in a matter of minutes.

Late payment penalties can apply. The majority of taxpayers pay their fair share, and everyone should be on the lookout for people peddling tax shelters that sound too good to be true.

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Electronic methods can be used on all 1040 Series forms, but not all tax forms or taxes can be handled through electronic payments. This form can be downloaded from and should be mailed to the IRS along with a tax return, IRS bill or notice.

For further help and resources, check out the IRS Services Guide.

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