Category: Tax Year 2013

Did you know it’s not too late to prepare and file your return for tax year 2013 with PriorTax? You can even claim your IRS tax refund for 2013 until April 2017! We’ll give you the information you need for where to start, what you should have handy, and even when you’ll receive your refund.

Questions about your 2013 taxes? Be sure to leave us a comment on any of our blog posts. Our team will get back to you with the answers you need.

Archive for the ‘Tax Year 2013’ Category

Calculate Your Prior Year Tax Refunds with Tax Calculators

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on January 5, 2017
Last modified: January 13, 2017

The IRS has never been keen on surprises. Know what to expect.

Whether you’re slightly behind on your taxes or up to date and ready to conquer tax season 2017, it’s nice to have a starting point. Taxes are intimidating if you go into it not knowing whether you owe the IRS or can expect a refund. Why not figure that out first?

 

Accessing prior year tax calculators online

With PriorTax, you can find out what your tax refund will be before you even think about the IRS. You don’t even need to create an account or enter any personal information at all. In fact it’s completely anonymous. And did I mention it’s 100% free?

We offer tax calculators dating back to 2011. You can access any of them by clicking the buttons below: (more…)

Last Day to Claim Your 2013 Tax Refund

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on May 16, 2016
Last modified: April 12, 2017

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 refund 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.

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2013 Tax Forms : 5 Reasons You Don’t Need Them

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on September 14, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Should I look for 2013 tax forms if I forgot to file?

Let’s take a quick detour through a common & unpleasant scenario first:

It’s  January 2016, the best time to buy a new car, and you’re ready to apply for that loan, or so you think. You empty the shoe box and shuffle through your tax documents. That’s when it hits you: you never filed your 2013 tax return! Panic strikes as you try to come up with a solution.

Fear not: there are, in fact, a number of options available, but using 2013 tax forms is taking the slow, not so scenic route.

 

So, doing it yourself with tax forms? Sure, if you can afford the headache.

You could complete the 2013 tax forms yourself, right? Well yes, until you remember that you could barely sit through that accounting class you took in college without doodling in the margins of your two-subject Five-Star. Besides, that it’s probably the slowest choice. Not to mention, you only have until April 15th, 2017 to still claim that 2013 tax refund!

 

How about downloading some 2013 tax software? Yes, but… (more…)

Are You Looking for 2013 Tax Forms?

Posted by admin on September 1, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

We have you covered: here are all of the major federal 2013 tax forms!

 

1040

1040EZ

1040A

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C

Schedule D

Schedule SE

 

These forms will only cover the requirements of a basic federal tax return. The forms needed for a 2013 state tax return are a bit trickier to get your hands on. For these, you would have to visit your state’s government website. 

But wait…. You don’t need any 2013 tax forms if you prepare your return online with PriorTax.

That’s right! Let us help you. Using Priortax.com streamlines the whole tedious job. All you need to do is create an account and start filling in your basic information. It is free to start and as you enter your credentials, we will let you know your refund amount. On top of that, we have a team of tax professionals ready to help you every step of the way via free phone support, live-chat and email. You can even still claim your 2013 tax refund if you file by April 15, 2017!

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Where is My 2013 State Tax Refund?

Posted by admin on May 20, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016

How to check the status of your 2013 state tax refund

After filing your state tax return, you can track the status of your 2013 state tax refund by visiting your state agency’s tax refund status page. Click your state in the list below to go to that page:

AlabamaArizona
ArkansasCalifornia
Colorado Connecticut
DelawareGeorgia
Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana
IowaKansas
KentuckyLouisiana
Maine Maryland
MassachusettsMichigan
Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana
NebraskaNew Jersey
New MexicoNew York
North Carolina North Dakota
OhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvania
Rhode IslandSouth Carolina
UtahVermont
Virginia West Virginia
Wisconsin 

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Filing 2013 Taxes Late : A Recipe Guaranteed to Work

Posted by admin on May 13, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Ask yourself: did you put filing your 2013 tax return on the back burner?

If your answer to that question is yes, stop procrastination and get your recipe books…I mean…receipts out! As with cooking, knowing the basics about filing a prior year tax return is a MUST. To help, take a look at the most common misconceptions about how to file late 2013 taxes below.

 

Fiction: I can’t claim my 2013 tax refund if I file late.

Fact: You’re in luck (for a little while anyways)! Thanks to the IRS’ statute of limitations, you have 3 whole years after the deadline to file and claim your refund. That means that for 2013 taxes, you have until April 15, 2017 to claim your refund. Be careful though. This rule does NOT apply if you owe the IRS so be absolutely sure that you don’t before intentionally waiting!

 

Fiction: I can still e-file.

Fact: Unfortunately, you’ve missed the train on this one. October 15th, 2014 was the absolute last day for you to e-file your 2013 tax return as an individual. That’s because the IRS shuts down their e-file system on this date each year.

 

Fiction: I can submit my 2013 tax return online to the IRS.

Fact: Nope, sorry but you’ll need to download, print, sign, and mail your 2013 tax return.

 

Fiction: I can’t prepare my late 2013 tax return online because I need tax forms and tax tables.

Fact: You can prepare your return in just 10 minutes with Priortax now. No tax forms, no tax tables, no tax rates: the application pulls these for you. And with help from our tax experts, we’ll have you skipping to the mail box in no time!

 

Fiction: I can’t file my 2013 tax return because I still have a 2012 tax return to file.

Fact: Yes, you can. To avoid the snowball effect of penalty fees and interest though, you should file both returns as soon as possible.

 

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2013 Tax Tables

Posted by admin on February 23, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016

Before filing your late 2013 Tax Return, check out the 2013 Tax Tables

Whether you still need to file your 2013 tax return or you’re wondering what the 2013 tax rates were compared to the 2014 rates, you’ll need to check out the 2013 Tax Tables.

Your 2013 Tax Rate will be dependent on your filing status and your income earned in 2013.

Keep in mind, this 2013 Tax Table is directly correlated to the 2013 Tax Return. Although the 2013 Tax Return deadline was April 15, 2014, you can file your late 2013 Taxes on PriorTax. (more…)

How To File 2013 Taxes

Posted by admin on February 4, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016
Here’s How To File 2013 Taxes Today

It’s time to file your 2014 taxes but you still need to file your late 2013 taxes. No need to panic- PriorTax is here to help!

However, you shouldn’t wait any longer to file. In fact, IRS late fees and penalties are increasing by the day.

You should also know that although you can prepare your late 2013 return online, you’ll be required to paper file it.

How To File 2013 Taxes Today

If you’ve waited until now to file your 2013 Taxes, it’s best to get it out of the way sooner rather than later.

The deadline to file 2013 Taxes was April 15, 2014. For those who requested an extension on their 2013 tax return, the deadline was October 15, 2014.

As of October 15, 2014, the e-file system for 2013 returns shut down. With that said, you can no longer electronically file 2013 taxes and will be required to paper file your 2013 tax return.

Rather than wasting time trying to do the calculations yourself,  you can prepare your 2013 Taxes online with PriorTax! Here’s how;

  1. Gather your 2013 tax documents
  2. Create an Account on PriorTax
  3. Enter your information (including your personal information, income and any deductions or credits you may qualify for)
  4. Pay and submit your information
  5. Wait for the PriorTax team to prepare your tax return
  6. After a few business days, you’ll receive an email notifying you that your tax return is available for download. Download your tax return.
  7. Print your 2013 Tax Return
  8. Sign your 2013 Tax Return
  9. Mail your 2013 Tax Return to the IRS (and if applicable, to your state)
  10. Sit Back and Relax! (more…)

Filing Your 2013 Taxes in 2017: What Late Fees to Expect

Posted by admin on January 28, 2015
Last modified: April 12, 2017

Nip those IRS late fees in the bud before they make you sick!

Tax time creeps up on all of us like a bad head cold. You know it’s coming. There are ways to prevent it from getting out of hand. But, you can’t avoid it completely.

There are a variety of reasons why you’ve put off filing your 2013 taxes until now. Maybe you:

  1. haven’t found the time
  2. don’t know how to file 2013 taxes late
  3. are avoiding those nasty IRS late fees
  4. All of the above…

 

Whichever answer you chose, you’ll be happy to hear that filing 2013 taxes is super easy and straightforward with PriorTax. No headaches involved.

 

You’ll only face IRS late fees for filing your 2013 taxes in 2017 if you have tax due.

If you are expecting a 2013 tax refund, then you will not face any late penalty fees from the IRS. That being said, you only have until April 15, 2017 to actually claim the refund. After that, the IRS will NOT release your money under any circumstances. File sooner rather than later to avoid this! If instead, you have tax due, you should definitely know that it’s a terrible idea to avoid filing your late 2013 taxes just because you’re afraid of the late fees. (more…)

Think You Need 2013 Tax Forms To do 2013 Taxes?

Posted by admin on January 15, 2015
Last modified: October 6, 2016

Does looking for the right tax form sometimes feel like waiting for the right train? PriorTax has a better way.

If you’ve ever attempted to complete IRS tax forms by yourself (the old pen and paper method), then you know that by the end, you may still feel pretty lost. Did you know that you can avoid filling out tax forms altogether and still get your tax return filed?

Instead of wasting time filling out complicated 2013 tax forms, you can file your 2013 taxes online with PriorTax!

How to file late taxes in minutes, not days.

Although the 2014 Tax Season ended on October 15, 2014 for 2013 taxes, you’ll still be able to prepare your 2013 tax return online with PriorTax. That’s right, absolutely no tax forms necessary!

Follow these steps to (finally) file your late 2013 tax return;

  1. Gather together your 2013 tax documents
  2. Create an account for the 2013 tax year on PriorTax
  3. Enter your tax information (with the help of our customer service team)
  4. Pay and submit
  5. Once your 2013 tax return is available for download, print it out.
  6. Sign and Mail the Tax Return to the IRS
  7. Sit back, relax and wait for Your Refund!

Since the tax season for e-filing 2013 tax returns has ended, you’ll need to paper file your 2013 tax return. In other words, don’t stop at step #4. Remember to sign and mail your return!

2013 Tax Tables, if you must have them.

Keep in mind that the 2014 tax rates won’t apply to your 2013 tax return. If you can’t remember what tax bracket you fall into, here’s a 2013 tax table to refer to; (more…)