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Filing Your Tax Return Doesn't Have To Be Taxing!

Filing Your Tax Return Doesn't Have To Be Taxing!

January 15, 2018
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The key to filing your tax return with little stress is being prepared. That's why we're committed to providing you with the information and resources you need to help make the job easier.

Important Tax Return Dates

Tax Returns Due

This year's tax return deadline is April 17, 2018. You have until Tuesday, April 17th to file your 2017 tax returns and pay any tax due. This may be confusing, as tax day is usually April 15. Because of the 15th falling on the weekend, and the Emancipation Holiday in Washington, D.C., being observed on Monday, April 16th, you'v got until the 17th this year!

Tax forms for Your Investment Accounts

1099s from TD Ameritrade and other custodians are to be mailed and available online by February 15th. You may receive your form earlier.

Did you know that Investment Custodians have until February 15th to mail these out due to the fact that they can be more complicated than some other 1099s and W-2s? Their deadline was changed from January 31st to February 15th back in 2008. This decreases the amount of corrected 1099s that get sent out.

IRA & Roth IRA Contributions

Any contributions that you wish to make for 2017 to Roth IRA or IRA accounts need to be processed by April 17th. That is right, you have until April 17th to make contributions for last year! The contribution limits for 2017 per person are $5,500 up to age 49 and $6,500 if you are 50+. If you wish to make a 2017 Roth IRA or IRA contribution, please contact us.

Tax Return Extensions

April 17 is also the deadline for K-1s to be mailed, however they may be mailed prior to this. Not everyone receives K-1s but if you do, you may consider filing an extension for your tax return. If you need to file an extension for any reason, it must be submitted by April 17.

We have many resources in-house, and know some great accountants, so if you need any assistance please contact us. We're here to help you achieve your financial goals and dreams.