Category: Tax Deadlines

Tax deadlines are easy to forget. However, missing one could cause to pay up to the IRS for unnecessary penalty fees. Our tax team will keep you informed on the dates that you should mark on your calendar. With our help, you’ll never miss a deadline date again!

If you have questions about specific tax deadlines, then leave us a comment! Our team will give you the answers you need.

Archive for the ‘Tax Deadlines’ Category

Can You E-File A Tax Return After the October Deadline?

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on October 20, 2016
Last modified: December 16, 2016

Sorry if you missed that train. But you can still prepare your late return online.

You cannot e-file a prior year tax return. However, you can prepare prior year returns on PriorTax and send your printed return copy in the mail, to the IRS.

You can only e-file a “current year” tax return between mid-January when e-file opens and mid-October when it closes, the year after the tax year in question.

Each year the IRS shuts down their e-file system come mid-October. This is why you will need to send in a physical copy of your return to the IRS.

(more…)

Last Day to Claim Your 2013 Tax Refund

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on May 16, 2016
Last modified: November 2, 2016

Don’t let this one slip through the cracks. The last day to claim your 2013 tax refund is April 15th, 2017.

Timing controls everything in life, from the expiration date on your milk carton to your child’s expected due date next Spring. Tax refunds are no exception. In fact, the IRS gives you three years from the initial deadline to claim that money.

The good news is that with PriorTax, we can help you over that hump we like to call procrastination. We’ll help you get that 2013 tax return prepared as quickly as possible with no hassle at all.

First things first… prepare your tax return online.

Now that you know you can still claim your refund, let’s get to work. Follow these steps now. Thank us later.

  1. Create your PriorTax account. It’s free to do this. You’ll even be able to see exactly how big of a refund you can expect before paying anything!
  2. Complete our easy online application. With your tax documents handy, this part will be super easy. We have it all laid out for you (no tax forms necessary).
  3. Submit your account. Once you’ve finished, then our tax team can take a look. We’ll make sure that you included all necessary information before the IRS gets their hands on it.
  4. Download your tax return. Once our team has reviewed your return, we’ll let you know when a copy is available to print, sign and mail to the IRS. Unfortunately, the IRS does not let you e-file after the tax deadline for that year, so you’ll need to take advantage of good ol’ fashioned snail mail.
  5. Wait for your refund. In my opinion, this part is always the hardest.

(more…)

How To File 2013 Taxes Late If You Missed October 15 Deadline

Posted by admin on November 20, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

You can File 2013 Taxes Late with PriorTax.

If you planned on filing your 2013 taxes by the October 15, 2014 deadline but never got around to it, don’t panic.

You can no longer e-file a 2013 tax return, but you’ll still be able to  file 2013 taxes late with PriorTax. Thanks to the 2013 tax software, you won’t waste hours doing taxes.

File your late 2013 taxes sooner rather than later. The IRS late fees increase by the day.

The longer you wait to file your 2013 taxes, the more you’ll end up handing over to the IRS in late penalties.

You’ll Have To Paper File Your Late Tax Return

As of October 15, the IRS shut down the e-file system to prepare for the upcoming tax season. You missed your chance to electronically file and will need to mail your late taxes.

Luckily, you won’t need to prepare your tax return completely by yourself. PriorTax is one of the only 2013 tax software services available for late tax preparation. (more…)

April 15, 2015 is the Last Day to Claim Your 2011 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on October 28, 2014
Last modified: December 21, 2016

After April 15, 2015, you’ll no longer be able to claim your 2011 Tax Refund

Mark your calendar- April 15, 2015 is not only the deadline to file your 2014 tax return, it’s also the last day you’ll be able to file your 2011 tax return and receive your 2011 refund.

The statute of limitations only allows tax filers three years to claim a tax refund.

So where does the unclaimed money go after the three year period has passed? You guessed it- the IRS keeps it.

Don’t hand over your money to the government, file your 2011 tax return today and claim your refund before it’s too late!

How To File Your 2011 Taxes

It’s not yet the 2011 tax return deadline to claim your refund money. That means, you can complete your tax return today and wait for your refund check from the IRS. Here’s how; (more…)

Deadline to E-File 2013 Tax Return was October 15, 2014

Posted by admin on September 24, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

If you requested an extension, the deadline was October 15, 2014

The deadline to file a 2013 tax return was October 15, 2014. Since the deadline to file has passed, you’ll no longer be able to e-file a 2013 tax return.

How To File Late 2013 Taxes

If you still need to file a 2013 tax return, you can still prepare your 2013 tax return with PriorTax. We’ll do the hard work for you and afterwards, you’ll need to print, sign and mail your 2013 taxes to the IRS.

To file your late 2013 tax return, follow these steps;

  1. Create an Account on PriorTax 
  2. Enter the requested information
  3. Pay & Submit
  4. After your return is prepared, we’ll notify you. At that point, you’ll print, sign and mail it to the IRS.

PriorTax makes doing taxes easy. That means, you can have your 2013 taxes done in as little as 10 minutes!

Don’t wait!

The longer you wait to file your 2013 taxes, the higher your late fees will be.  (more…)

Last Day To File 2011 Taxes & Get 2011 Refund Is April 15, 2015

Posted by admin on April 9, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

In order to receive a 2011 tax refund, your 2011 return needs to be postmarked on April 15, 2015.

The IRS limits the time period you can claim a tax refund to three years. The statute of limitations means the last day to claim a 2010 refund was April 15, 2014. It also means the last day to claim your 2011 refund is quickly approaching.

The very last day you can claim a 2011 Refund is April 15, 2015. 

Luckily, you can prepare your 2011 tax return on PriorTax and still receive your 2011 refund.

Will I Get My 2011 Tax Refund if I mail the 2011 Return on April 15th?

According to the IRS, you must have your 2011 tax return postmarked by midnight on April 15, 2015 in order to receive your 2011 tax refund. That means you CAN NOT prepare your 2011 taxes at 11:59 PM (or whatever your case may be) and place them in the mail after midnight.

(more…)

April 15, 2015 is the Last Day to Claim your 2011 Tax Refund

Posted by admin on February 3, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

April 15, 2015 is the last day to file your 2011 tax return and claim your 2011 refund.

You may have April 15, 2015 on your mind as the deadline to file your 2014 taxes. April 15th also marks the last day to claim a 2011 tax refund.

The statute of limitations allows up to three years for taxpayers to claim a tax refund. That means, any refunds outside of the three-year limit will not be granted. File your 2011 taxes online with PriorTax and receive your 2011 refund.

How do I file my 2011 taxes in 2015?

To file your 2011 taxes in 2015, simply create an account on PriorTax for the 2011 tax year. Once you finish, be sure to submit. Our team of tax experts will review your account for accuracy.

Once reviewed your return will be available for download. You’ll have to print the return and mail it to the IRS.  It may take the IRS up to 12 weeks to process your 2011 tax refund.

(more…)

Tax Deadline Was October 15. File Late Taxes Today!

Posted by admin on September 30, 2013
Last modified: December 21, 2016

The Tax Extension and E-File Deadline was October 15 but you can still file late with PriorTax.

The 2014 tax season officially ended on October 15, 2014. October 15th was the very last chance you had to e-file your 2013 taxes. Luckily, you can still prepare a 2013 tax return with PriorTax.

Keep in mind, you’ll be required to paper file your 2013 tax return since you’re no longer able to e-file.

Penalties and interest

If you’re expecting a refund, you’re off the hook from late penalties and fines. However, if you have tax due, you could be subject to failure-to-file penalties, failure-to-pay penalties.  (more…)

Can I E-File After the Deadline?

Posted by admin on April 26, 2013
Last modified: October 6, 2016

After October 15th, you can no longer e-file…

You yawn and wake up from a nice long, relaxing state of hibernation. Somehow you not only missed the April 15th tax filing deadline, you also missed the October 15th tax extension deadline.

First reaction: panic. Second reaction: is it still possible to e-file?

You can no longer e-file a 2013 tax return. October 15th marked the last day of the e-file season. The good news is you can still prepare your late tax return, you’ll just need to mail it to the IRS.

Even better, you’ll be able to use the PriorTax online tax software to prepare your late taxes.

When Does The E-File Season Start & End Each Year?

Every year e-file stays open from sometime in January (in 2014, it was January 31st) until the official season deadline of October 15th.

Why October 15th and not April 15th? Everyone who requested an extension on their taxes during tax season, gets an extra six months to file their taxes. Thus, the e-file system needs to stay open that entire time in order to accommodate them. Luckily, even if you didn’t request an extension you can still e-file anytime between April 15th and October 15th. (more…)

Deadline for Filing Extended Tax Return

Posted by admin on November 26, 2012
Last modified: December 22, 2016

If you requested a tax extension, you must file your return by the October deadline.

After this date e-file shuts down and you may be charged late filing penalties.

If you requested an extension during tax season – which you would have done using Form 4868 [Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return] – the deadline for filing your return is typically on or around October 15. It ultimately depends on the tax season.

An extension gives you an extra six months to file, which puts the deadline on or around October 15 depending on the year. Generally the IRS will not extend you any more time, unless you’re living outside the country.

In this case you may be able to request an additional two months, pushing back your deadline to December 15. But in order to receive this discretionary extension you must submit a letter to the IRS explaining why you need the extra two months. Refer to Publication 54 [Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad] for more information.

An extension gives you a six month reprieve from some penalties but not all of them. Here’s a rundown of what you may have to pay in addition to your tax liability:

(more…)