It’s that time of the year again – tax season. While we can’t promise that you’ll get a refund, we wanted to do our part to help you get through the process as painlessly as possible!
We have all of the best tax software and services coupons to save you money, but wanted to also provide you with some tax calculators and relevant deadlines to help save you a bit of time.
TAX RETURN DEADLINES FOR 2017
Starting January 23, 2017—and once you receive all of your paperwork—you can file your 2017 taxes. But don’t procrastinate too much, you will need to make sure that everything is filed by April 18, 2017.
Wait, Isn’t April 15 Tax Day?
Yes, April 15 is the typical Tax Filing Deadline. Since April 15 falls on a Saturday this year and Washington, DC will be observing Emancipation Day on Monday, April 17 the deadline is extended until April 18.
If you live in Delaware, you have until April 30, 2017 to submit your tax filing. If you live in Hawaii, you have until April 20, 2017 to submit your tax filing.
2017 Tax Deadlines by Type (For income earned in 2016)
|Type of Return||Forms||Deadline||Extension Deadline|
|Individual||1040, 1040NR, 1040A, and 1040EZ||April 17, 2017||October 16, 2017|
|Partnership||1065||March 15, 2017||September 15, 2017|
|Trust and Estate income tax||1041||April 17, 2017||October 2, 2017|
|C-Corporation||1120||April 17, 2017||October 16, 2017|
|S-Corporation||1120S||March 15, 2015||September 15, 2017|
|Foreign Bank Account||FinCen 114||April 15, 2017||October 15, 2017|
You may notice that some dates are changed from last year. In 2016, the IRS made changes to allow extensions to be more predictable and streamlined.
5 HELPFUL TAX CALCULATORS
The TurboTax Taxcaster has been around for a few years and is one of the fastest and easiest way to predict what your tax status will be in 2017. Its design is quick and visually appealing. Before starting, make sure that you have your W-2 on hand for the most accurate estimates. Once you start, if you’ve previously used TurboTax, you will need to pay to have your previous information uploaded.
The H&R Block Tax Calculator is similar to the TurboTaxcaster in its methodology for calculating your federal taxes. H&R Block does provide a benefit that you can finish your taxes either online or at their physical locations. While plans start at $20.97, their plans will cover you if you are chosen for an IRS audit.
Authorized by the IRS, the e-file tax calculator is more straightforward that H&R Block. You won’t need to create an account for it and you won’t get the same level of advertising that you would with other sample service calculators. That said, they also do not come with the same auditing protection and upgrades if you are looking to file a more complicated return.
It’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s tax filing. If you find that you are owed too much or that you owe the IRS too much, this calculator will help you figure out how you (and your partner if applicable) should fill out your tax withholding forms in the future. This is straightforward and can help you avoid any surprises in 2018.
If you are concerned about how your health care plan or lack of coverage will impact your 2017 tax filing, you can use this calculator to figure out how much of a penalty you may owe on your taxes. This form will help you make sure that you are not penalized if you have the appropriate coverage.
TAX SOFTWARE COUPONS FOR 2017
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