One of the POSITIVE fallouts of the federal budget stalemate
is that the IRS has furloughed 94,500 of its employees.
GOOD NEWS — BAD NEWS
Yes, that IS good news, BUT if you filed the form to extend your Tax Filing
deadline for six months, you still must file your 2012 Tax Return by Oct. 15.
That’s just a week from Tuesday, so don’t dally – after that date you
will automatically own late-filing fees and penalties.
ONE EXCEPTION – If the IRS owes you money, then they don’t really care
if you are a little late. They’re more than happy to hold on to your refund a little
LATE-NIGHT TV HAS HAD FUN WITH THE BUDGET STALEMATE
The Late-Late-Show with Craig Ferguson:
Most people think the IRS Is just out to audit people. But that is not true.
In addition to the people who do the audits, the IRS has people dedicated
to defending taxpayers who get audited. But guess which group just got furloughed?
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:
It is day three of the government shutdown. Right now 33 percent of the government
is doing absolutely nothing, which is not bad considering that before the shutdown
80 percent weren’t doing anything.
Regarding the problems with starting Obamacare, President Obama said that Apple
had some glitches with the iPhone too, but then they fixed them. Technically the
president is correct, but you have to remember: Apple has geniuses working there.
This is Washington.
ENOUGH OF THE FUN.
NOW BACK TO REALITY…
Remember to have your 2012 tax return Postmarked no later than Tues, Oct 15.
Best way to send it: “Certified Mail with Return Receipt Requested.”
That forces the IRS to sign a green postcard, which is returned to you,
giving you proof that they received your tax return.