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Super Busy … Procrastinators …. Here is your Tax Savior … The Automatic Extension

Life gets in the way, it’s a busy time of the year .. heck, life is busy!

No matter how busy we are, the IRS wants some sort of response.

The Automatic ExtensionUncle Sam

Here’s how to file your automatic extension for several different types of returns.

While we give you the link and the information to file an automatic extension … it’s pretty easy, be sure to make a rough estimate of your taxes – and if you owe pay an estimate with your extension. The penalties for under paying your taxes are pretty big and grow exponentially the longer you wait.

Assuming you just ran out of time or are missing a document, here are your links to the various automatic extension violence.

  • Form 4868 – This for automatic extension of your Personal Tax Return aka 1040
  • Form 7004 – This for automatic extension of your Trust Return – 1041 among others

By filing this extension you get until October 15, 2018 to file – but don’t wait till then let’s get this done sooner rather than later!

Have a Happy “Soon to be Filed” tax return day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

Taxes are Done… Finally … A Few Tips to Remember Before Sticking that Information Back into the Files

After each tax season we always feel relieved, as the pressure builds slowly but surely, much like the frog in the boiling water. This story has a better ending.

Taxes are done!

Here are a few tips that are hot of the presses and good reminders for NEXT years taxes!

HSA’s are Great, as is all pre-tax medical savings plansUncle Sam

If you can do an HSA, do one. If you are not sure, reach out to your employer and find out if you qualify, they will know in very short order. Don’t worry about using all of your HSA during the year, you will eventually need the funds for medical expenses.

We prefer HSA to the FSA’s or other plans that may expire annually. However, all pre-tax plans for medical expenses are great. When using the FSA or other “use it or lose it” type of plan, just make sure you do use it and do not let those hard earned dollars expire as the calendar turns to a new year.

Max that 401k

Now is a great time to make sure you are maxing your retirement plan. Do it evenly if possible! In a perfect scenario you likely want to run out of contributions in late November or early December. There are situations such as retirement, job change or other that may make it more appealing to fund early.

Do not overfund your 401k. This can be done via a job change or plan change. We have a more comprehensive article coming soon, but be reminded we do not want to over fund our 401k plans.

New plans can be aggressively invested. As the amount grows, the portfolio should be slowed down and be better diversified for the long term.

You Owed a bunch

If you owed a large amount of money and this is occurring repeatedly, it may be time to adjust your exemptions on for your employers W-4 records of your personal exemptions. Determine what your exemptions are currently and make an adjustment down in number. After your next paycheck, extrapolate the adjustment and see if that will cover your liability. Reach out to us if you need help!

Extension Filers

If you filed and extension, keep your feet moving, especially if you had large transactions or other items that may throw you into an “owed” mode. The longer you wait the more the penalties will be if you are caught by surprise.

Relax and enjoy the rest of the week and the full speed ahead into Summer !

You deserve it!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

How to file an automatic personal 1040 Tax Extension … 40 Million returns yet to be filed

The IRS estimates that over 40 million tax filings are yet to be filed, which are due tomorrow.

You are not alone if April 18, 2017 was not enough time to file your taxes!

How to file an automatic Extension

In order to file and receive your automatically accepted 1040 Personal income tax extension, use Form 4868. Here is the IRS website with complete instructions.

Your new extended deadline for this year will now be October 16, 2017 for your personal 1040 returns. Other entity tax return extensions may have different deadlines.

Be sure to note the different addresses for filing, depending on your State of residence and with or without payment.

If you might owe, make an estimate NOW!Uncle Sam

If you owe taxes or think you may owe taxes, send in an estimate with your Form 4868 filing as interest penalties compound and accelerate after tomorrows deadline.

From the IRS:

The late payment penalty is usually ½ of 1% of any tax (other than estimated tax) not paid by April 18, 2017. It is charged for each month or part of a month the tax is unpaid. The maximum penalty is 25%.

Calculate your amount owed and be sure to send it with your extension request.

Our favorite Tax Estimate Calculator

Here is our favorite easy, high level tax calculator, just in case you are not sure on your possible liability. Five minutes of data entry will most likely get you close, Round up and mail that check in with Form 4868 to insure that you will not have penalties and interest accruing.

There are certainly other calculators, but if you are in a hurry and have not entered any information elsewhere, the Dinkytown estimator above may be just the ticket.

Don’t let October get here too fast…another extension is not this easy!

Have a Great “Pre-Tax Day” day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

 

How to file an Extension … Form 4868 … Automatic Extension

So you tried as hard as you could, but you could not get your taxes done. Not to worry… They are due today, but there are options !

How to file an Extension

Form 4868 found here on the IRS website will allow you an AUTOMATIC extension filing.

  • File this form if you cannot finish your return…not kidding, do not ignore the IRS, filing an extension if much better than going radio silent
  • If you think you owe, make an estimate and send the funds, if you do owe you may be subject to penalties
  • Your new deadline is October 15, 20215 … but don’t wait until the last minute…filing another extension is much harder

Thought you might get a kick out this … May feel like it!

 

 

 

Have a Happy Tax Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225