Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

While our taxes are due on Tuesday, many CT and NY residents are sweating the tax day deadline, along with the thought of an audit.

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Both the Rockingham County Sheriff's office and the Staunton Police Department said they have received complaints from people who are getting scam calls.

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You're probably wondering about this basic question: How can I file for an extension?

Although this is generally referred to as a six-month extension, note that although Tax Day this year is April 17, 2018, rather than April 15, your 2017 tax return will be due on October 15, 2018.

"Before you respond to them, before you give out any sorts of personal information, even things like your name, date of birth, especially social security number, don't give that information out unless you can absolutely verify that you're speaking with someone that's from the IRS", said Shifflett. If you are filing yourself be sure to double check your return for accuracy. 2. For more information, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers. This year it was pushed to Tuesday, April 17, because Washington, D.C., is celebrating its emancipation holiday on Monday. However, they're more than happy to hang on to the money they owe you if you don't. In fact, they're lower than they've ever been in the past 15 years, primarily due to a reduction of the IRS' budget according to the New York Post.

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