Legal Tax Defense, America’s one-stop destination for IRS and state tax problems, simplifies and elucidates IRS Tax Filing extension for 2021 as well as the Covid Tax Relief Options for taxpayers for proper clarification and comprehension.
When a citizen begins a new job, a Form W-4 is required to set up a payroll withholding. The information entered on this form determines how much employers are required to withhold from their employee’s gross pay. Last year, the IRS introduced a revised Form W-4 for taxes which is much easier to complete, guiding eligible taxpayers through the process and eliminating every complication and question that bedeviled its previous form.
Using this form, taxpayers must file a tax return every year to come up with a final tally of individual tax situations. This is to determine whether the taxpayer owes taxes beyond what is already paid or is due for a refund of withheld taxes. The tax return is supposedly due around April 15 of the year following the tax year. However, in response to the Covid pandemic, The Biden Administration, through the IRS, made an exception to this rule for the 2020 tax year, the return to be filed in 2021. The filing deadline has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021
Citizens can file their taxes by manually completing Form 1040 according to instructions provided by the IRS, use a tax software program or the website of a service like TurboTax or H&R Block, or get professional help from Legal Tax Defense. The latter has proven to be the most effective as the firm has a dedicated team of experts and tax attorneys with the necessary skillset to file taxes.
Tax Debt Relief Options for taxpayers:
On November 2, 2020, the IRS announced a new program, the Taxpayer Relief Initiative, designed to give specific relief to taxpayers who are unable to pay their taxes because of the pandemic (IR-2020-248), adding more options to previously existing ones.
The highlights of the Taxpayer Relief Initiative, according to the IRS:
- 180 days instead of 120 days for Taxpayers who qualify for a short-term payment plan option to sort out their tax liabilities
- More flexibility to be offered to taxpayers who are temporarily unable to meet the payment terms of an accepted offer in compromise.
- Instead of having taxpayers default on their agreements, there will be an automatic addition of new tax balances to existing installment agreements for individuals and business taxpayers affected by Covid.
- Some individual taxpayers who owe only 2019 taxes and owe less than $250,000 may qualify to set up an installment agreement without having a Notice of Federal Tax Lien filed by the IRS.
- Taxpayers who cannot pay can contact the IRS to request a temporary halt in collection efforts, which the IRS will grant if the taxpayer is currently unable to pay.
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