Category: Tax Year 2015

With PriorTax, you can do more than file your late tax returns. We consider ourselves a one-stop-shop because you can file your return for tax year 2015 too. We’ll tell you how to do it, what documents to have handy, and how long it will take. Our team won’t leave you hanging so if you need answers, reach out. You can comment on our blogs and we’ll give you the answers you need!

Archive for the ‘Tax Year 2015’ 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…)

Filing a 2015 Tax Return in 2017

Posted by Michelle O'Brien on March 18, 2016
Last modified: January 13, 2017

Forget to file your 2015 tax return? Let’s get you caught up.

Sometimes, procrastination gets the best of us and we fall behind. It happens. Most procrastination-fueled situations can be resolved. There’s no exception when it comes to filing your late 2015 taxes.

Can I still file a 2015 tax return in 2017?

April 18th, 2016 marks the tax filing deadline for 2015 taxes . The good news? You can still prepare your tax return after the deadline and mail it to the IRS. The bad news? If you owe additional tax for 2015, you may be faced with penalty fees. If you forgot to file by the deadline, you will be responsible for the failure-to-file penalty. If you didn’t pay the IRS on time, you will be liable for the failure-to-pay penalty. These will be explained further in a few.

Can I prepare my 2015 taxes online?

You missed the filing deadline. That doesn’t mean you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel when it comes to your tax preparation. You also won’t need to dip into your savings to afford it. You can still prepare your taxes online which happens to be inexpensive and pretty easy.

All you need to do is follow these 5 steps. (more…)

What are the 2015 Refund Cycle Dates?

Posted by admin on September 26, 2014
Last modified: October 6, 2016

Save this page to refer back to once you file your 2014 Tax Return!

It’s never to soon to start thinking ahead to the upcoming tax season. After all, you may be wondering when you can expect to receive your 2014 tax refund money!

In the past, the IRS posted a refund cycle chart, allowing tax filers to learn exactly when they would receive their tax refund.

Unfortunately, the IRS no longer provides the refund cycle dates. Instead, allow filers to track their refund with the IRS “Where’s My Refund?” tool.

This change may have been a disappointment to you. We want to help. Below, you’ll find a PriorTax  estimate 2015 refund cycle chart.

Track Your Refund on the IRS Site

In addition to using the chart provided below, after filing your 2014 tax return, you’ll be able to track your 2014 tax refund using the IRS  “Where’s My Refund?” tool.

The IRS site will give you a status update on the whereabouts of your tax refund after you’ve entered the following information;

  • social security number
  • filing status
  • refund amount (more…)

When Is the 2015 Tax Deadline?

Posted by admin on February 29, 2012
Last modified: December 20, 2016

You have from January 20 until April 15, 2015 to file your 2014 taxes or file an extension. 

Tax season, it’s the best season of all. Okay, we’re joking.

Even if you hate tax season, it’s important to keep in mind the tax deadlines. Knowing the tax deadlines will prevent you from filing late and paying penalties.

The first deadline you should be aware of is April 15. This is the last day to you’ll be able to file an extension or file your tax return by before your tax return is considered late.

April 15th tax deadline

Each year, April 15th is “Tax Day” aka the last day to file a tax return. Americans everywhere scramble to file their taxes on time. Some of these procrastinators don’t even file on time.

That means you have from January 20, 2015 until April 15, 2015 to file your 2014 tax return. If you don’t plan on filing by the April 15th deadline, you should file an extension. 

To request an extension, all you have to do is file Form 4868 [Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return] and the IRS will grant you an additional six months, until October 15, to file your return.

Do note, however, that the IRS requires you to estimate and pay your tax liability before it will grant you an extension. So even though you may be able to put off all the paperwork, you won’t be able to delay paying. (more…)