NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - While the federal government may be shut down, Uncle Sam is still working.
October 15th. That's the deadline for taxpayers who filed for six month extension back in April. 22News is working for you with some tips for people trying to meet that deadline.
First, if you owe federal income tax, file as soon as possible to avoid any penalties and interest charges. There's no penalty for filing a late return if you are entitled to a refund, though you forfeit that refund if you don't file within three years.
The IRS says e-filing online is the fastest and easiest way to meet the deadline. If you need more time to pay your taxes you can ask for a payment agreement with the IRS.
22News visited Accounting and Tax Associates Incorporated in Northampton, who explained what forms you need to bring to get your taxes done.
“Well if they've waited this long, then they need to come to professional. Bring your W-2, your 10-99 and last years tax return to help them and let's get it done. Monday is a holiday, so they really only have Tuesday. So if they've put it off this long then they should come to a professional and have it done,” said Maureen Goddard.
Despite the fact that you still have to file on-time, the government shutdown will affect your tax refunds. They will not be issued until the shutdown is over.