The last day to submit your tax return is Tuesday — here’s what to expect if you’re waiting until the last minute to file

Steve Mnuchin

Taxpayers can submit their tax returns to the IRS until April 17 this year.
Tax refunds typically arrive within 3 weeks of filing, and the IRS recommends receiving it via direct deposit.
Though the new tax law is in effect, changes do not apply to Americans’ 2017 tax returns.

The last day to file your tax return is quickly approaching.

The IRS has been accepting tax returns for over two months now — since Monday, January 29. Many taxpayers have already received their refund.

If haven’t filed your taxes yet, you’ve only got a couple weeks left to do so. Here’s what to expect if you’re waiting until the last minute to submit your tax return this year.

The last day to file your tax return is April 17

Tax Day typically falls on April 15, but this year procrastinators have a couple of extra days to finish their returns or request an extension.

The deadline to file your taxes falls on Tuesday, April 17. The reason is twofold: April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Washington, DC, celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16.

You can file your taxes for free if you know where to look

Many online tax services allow you to file your federal taxes for free — and sometimes state taxes as well — if your income was less than $66,000 in 2017. You can check your options using the IRS Free File lookup.

You can also download the IRS2Go app to find free tax-filing assistance, check your refund status, or make a payment.

You can still file for free if you make more than $66,000, but to do so, you’ll need to use the Free File Fillable …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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