Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author May 1 at 3:19 PM Email the author For some Americans, tax season doesn’t end April 15. (J. David Ake/AP Photo) For many Americans, the tax season is over. Their federal tax returns are in, and they’ve made vacation plans knowing they can pay for their fun in the sun with a fat refund. But then there are those who owe. For them, there is the ticking time bomb of their tax debt, plus … [Read more...] about No, you cannot get rid of your tax debt for pennies on the dollar
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caption TurboTax is one of the most popular services for filing your taxes. source Strelka Institute/Flickr TurboTax offers a free online tax filing service for eligible taxpayers. Tax season officially kicked off January 29, with a final deadline of April 17 this year. The IRS recommends e-filing your taxes and requesting your refund via direct deposit. Business Insider decided to try the free version of TurboTax’s service. Tax season is almost over. Americans now have until April 17 to file their 2017 taxes. While the new GOP tax plan signed by President Trump in December is the law of the land, the changes won’t affect your tax return this year. The new tax brackets will only affect income earned starting January 1, 2018. If your income was less than $66,000 in 2017, many online tax services offer the option to file for your federal taxes – and … [Read more...] about How to use TurboTax to file your taxes for free in 2018
Germans receive about €900 on average back from their tax returns, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. But how the heck do they get up to that figure or higher? Perhaps some of these hints can help. 1. Find an online tax return service - in English If you’re using the free ELSTER software, which can be downloaded here, Toytown has a pretty thorough translation and explanation of the various forms to fill out, found here. Otherwise, SteuerGo offers an English-language version of filling out the tax return, complete with tips along the way for how to get back even more money (though some tips are only in German, and some of the translations may be a bit funny). It also tells you how much you can expect to get back, and allows you to submit your tax return online for about €25. 2. Make sure you have the paperwork Remember that if you’re going to try to deduct certain expenses, you should have the receipts as proof to back up these claims. Your … [Read more...] about Taxes in Germany
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more about membership here. 1. The basics First, it's good to cover the basics of what the return entails. The standard tax return booklet can be a scary-looking creature for newcomers to the Swedish system, but it's relatively straightforward to deal with for most. For lots of people it's a simple case of checking that all of the pre-printed amounts on the tax return are correct, then submitting it for confirmation. The most simple way to submit it is online, using either Skatteverket's app (which requires electronic identification in the form of BankID) or using their web service, which can be accessed through either BankID or the eight digit security code printed on the form itself. If there are no changes to be made the form can also be submitted by sending a text message including your personal identity number and signature code to 71144 from within Sweden, or by calling 020 567 100 and following the instructions. If … [Read more...] about How to fill out your Swedish tax return before you go ARGH!
There's no way to avoid it: tax season is here. With less than 50 days left to file (in most states), we present answers to some common questions about when to pay, how to pay, who to pay, where to send your payment -- and, if you happen to be so fortunate, when to expect your refund.When are taxes due this year?Your 2017 taxes are officially due on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (April 15 falls on a Sunday this year, and the following Monday is a holiday, Emancipation Day.) Unless you've applied for an extension, you'll need need to e-file or postmark your individual tax return by 11:59 pm -- well, technically, you have until midnight -- on the 17th. Among the many advantages of filing early, preventing someone else from filing fraudulently on your behalf is reason enough to get your taxes done as soon as possible.How do I file my taxes online?The IRS provides a list of free online tax prep software from providers such as eSmart, TaxSlayer and H&R Block. The only catch: it's free only … [Read more...] about Your taxes aren’t due on April 15 this year