With less than one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding Tennessee taxpayers that options are available if they can’t file their forms or pay their taxes on time. They can even submit filing extensions and request payment options online.
“Don’t panic if you need more time to file or pay your taxes,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. “Requesting more time to file is easy, and there are several payment options.” The IRS expects Tennessee taxpayers to submit about 190,000 filing extension requests by the April 15 deadline. Nearly 3 million tax returns are expected to be filed by Tennesseans this year, with about 590,000 of those likely to be filed in April alone.
If you have a household income of $50,000 or less, you can have your taxes prepared for free at Greenhouse Ministries through the VITA program in Murfreesboro. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a partnership between Greenhouse Ministries and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. For more information call (615) 494-0499.
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To avoid the late filing penalty, taxpayers should file a tax return or an extension form by April 15 even if they can’t pay the full amount due. Tax returns or extension forms can be filed online free at IRS.gov through the Free File program, which offers free use of brand-name tax software.