Tax payments like any other debts, may catch you off guard leaving you in a precarious position. If you do not have sufficient cash and/or the time to file your returns, you may find your self in the wrong side of the law. There are however measures that can be taken to ward of any unnecessary harassments from tax officials. Several governments upon acknowledging the fact that many people may be unable to meet the set deadlines; decided to establish systems that can give any genuine cases the much needed time extension to avoid any wrangles.
What measures can guarantee an extension of time?
By dully filling and submitting the 4868 which gives the applicant an automatic extension of time by a whole six months, you can be rest assured you will not be bothered by any body until mid October. The usual income tax return date is usually in the month of April. In the midst of all the confusion that may result from your failing to meet the deadline, it is also strategic to pay any tax liabilities in full to avoid any penalties and interests being applied to your case. In the event that you are able to overpay your taxes, you should always do so as a refund is always guaranteed. This trick can give you the automatic assurance that you will get an extension of time when you apply for one.
Submitting of late federal tax filling.
In the event that you were late at filing your returns and you successfully applied for a time extension. It is quite advisable to file and return your submissions to the tax authority before your extension deadline elapses. This will save you from the possibility of your submissions attracting any penalties. One important factor that you should never overlook is the effect of any liabilities owed to the tax authority. This is because even in the situation that you get an extension on the time limit. Your account will automatically attract a penalty if you had a liability.
Where or how do I get the tax forms?
Tax return forms are always available at the tax authority's offices nearest to you. However you should also bare in mind the fact that there exists online tax forms which you can conveniently e-fill and submit from the internet. In fact filling your form online will guarantee quicker turn around times as well as convenience as you don't have to travel any distance in search of the nearest tax office.