Few seasons are dreaded more than the tax season.
But doing your taxes doesn't have to be as bad as you think. Why?
First, we'll knock out some of that initial confusion by explaining everything you need to know about tax deadlines and where to get your taxes done in Rapid City.
Read on to master the 2017 tax season with this ultimate guide to doing your taxes in Rapid City!
When Your Taxes Are Due in 2017
Most of us know the tax deadline is April 15. But, just like last year, this year's deadline is different. For the 2016 tax year, federal tax payments and personal income tax filings are due on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Why Did the Date Change?
The IRS delays the traditional April 15 due date if it falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Since April 15 falls on a Saturday this year—and since the next business day is a holiday in Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Day)—taxes are now due on April 18.
The deadline for those who file in Maine and Massachusetts is actually one day later, since those states observe Patriots Day on April 18.
But for those of us here in South Dakota, we must report our taxes for duty on April 18. (That means you have until then to make contributions to your IRA, too!)
What If You Need An Extension?
If you have extenuating circumstances (like, your tax forms gets lost in the mail), you can try filing for an extension with Form 4868, which gives you until October 17,2017, to file your taxes for 2016.
Note, though, that Form 4868 allow for paperwork only—it doesn't extend the time you have to pay your taxes. So, avoid penalties or interest on unpaid tax balances, it's best to make an estimated tax payment before the April 18 deadline.
Where to Do Your Taxes in Rapid City
Need some help in filing your taxes for the 2016 tax season?
Fortunately, there's no shortage of financial services in the Rapid City area. Check out our lists of places to do your taxes in Rapid City—whether in person or online.
Doing Your Taxes In Person
If you're looking for tax services in Rapid City, we recommend starting with Yelp or Yellow Pages to find our area's best businesses.
Based on those lists, here are some of the top-rated tax offices in Rapid City:
- Tax Solutions/Accouting Too, P.C.
- Ketel Thorstenson LLP
- Mrnak Business & Tax Services
- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
- Kahler Financial Group
- Liberty Tax Service
Doing Your Taxes Online
In our digital day and age, it doesn't come as a surprise that a quick Google search will direct you to online tax services. But how do you know the best ones to use?
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