Red flags to look for amid tax scam season
According to the Better Business Bureau, tax scams are still a problem this year. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet this season, don’t put it off any longer! The IRS discovers cases of identity theft because personal information is stolen and a fake claim for a refund is filed. “The IRS is not going to contact you and give you those high pressure tactics,” Blankenship said. “There are unfortunately people out there that they’re banking on the fact that you’re not going to look into them any further, especially if they look professional,” Blankenship said.
Michigan pushes due date for individual income tax returns back to May 17
LANSING, Mich. – The due date for Michigan individual income tax annual returns has been pushed back to May 17, the state treasury department announced. Gretchen Whitmer announced the new filing deadline after the IRS extended its deadline to May 17. Changing the state’s filing and payment deadlines can help individuals figure out their next steps as we navigate these extraordinary times.”AdUnder the new deadline, state individual income tax annual returns and payments are due before 11:59 p.m. May 17. Taxpayers who are owed a refund are encouraged to file their state income tax returns so they can receive their refunds. They should estimate their tax liability and pay any taxes owed by May 17 to avoid additional interest or penalties, state officials said.
Michigan to begin processing individual income tax returns mid-Feb.
Business men work with calculator and laptop on the white table at officeThe state of Michigan will process individual income tax returns beginning Friday, Feb. 12, officials announced Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Treasury says it will begin processing state income tax returns at the same time the IRS does -- on Feb. 12. “We coordinate with the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds,” said State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. Michigan income tax returns and payments of taxes owed must be received by the state by April 15, 2021. You can learn more about individual income tax in Michigan at the treasury’s website here.
Heres what to do if you missed Michigans income tax return filing deadline on July 15
Individual income tax returns were supposed to be filed by July 15 in Michigan -- an-already extended deadline amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. State income tax returns can be claimed within four years. For Michigan tax filers who missed the July 15 deadline, the state treasury listed the following actions to consider:Filing a return to claim an outstanding refund. Taxpayers risk losing their state income tax refund if they dont file a return within four years from the due date of the original return. For more information or an application, visit www.michigan.gov/oicOfficials say the last three options listed above should be filed separately from the state income tax return.
Extended deadline to file Michigan income tax return approaching
LANSING, Mich. The deadline to submit individual income tax returns for Michigan residents is approaching. State income tax returns are due on July 15. MORE: Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres what to know July 1, 2020Michigan taxpayers can submit their returns online or by mail before midnight on July 15. Officials are encouraging individuals to file their tax returns online. Residents who file online typically receive their refund about two weeks after the state accepts the tax return.
Tax Season 2020: Breakdown of new tax brackets, other changes to know
The IRS has made inflation adjustments to a range of key figures, from the amount you can put in a 401(k) retirement plan to the individual income tax brackets that help you determine your tax rate. Here are your new tax brackets in 2020:2020 Tax Brackets. (IRS)The IRS has also increased standard deduction for the 2020 tax year, which could reduce your taxable income. IRS retirement savings contribution limits. For 2020, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has increased again.