By Jim Donovan: Have you filed your tax return yet? If not, you better get cracking. The good news is that you have two extra days to file this year and there are tax experts out there that want to help.
First, since April 15th falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16, the deadline in filing your federal return is Tuesday, April 17. (Since D.C. holidays impact tax deadlines in the same what that federal holidays do; all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year.)
If you’ve delayed tackling your return due to some unanswered questions or confusion over the paperwork, then the folks at The Pennyslvania Instititue of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) want to offer a helping hand. They’ve set up a great web page that answers hundreds of frequently asked tax questions. Whether you have a question about job related tax deductions, maybe you aren’t sure about a hardship withdrawal from your 401k, or you’re wondering if you qualify for a home purchase tax credit, they’ve got you covered.
Simply visit: http://www.picpa.org/ask/public/search.aspx