Count Down to Tax Day!
April 17 is this year’s deadline to file your 2011 federal tax return.
Here are some last-minute resources and useful information, courtesy of USA.gov:
- Tax Forms and Publications
- Publication 17 — The Only Tax Guide Most Individuals Need (PDF)
- Tax Benefits — You May Qualify
- E-file Your Taxes
You can check your refund status within 72 hours of e-filing or within 4 weeks of mailing a paper return.
If you can’t file your tax return by the deadline, you can request an extension. An extension does not give you additional time to pay if you owe taxes. You’ll need to estimate the amount you owe and submit a payment in order to avoid interest and penalty charges.