Salt Lake City, Utah – The tax filing deadline in Utah was moved from Friday, April 15th to Monday, April 18th.
Several tax experts explained what else you need to know as the deadline approaches.
According to Raphael Tulino from IRS media relations, in order to make the filing deadline, you should avoid filing with paper and use E-file and direct deposits instead. Avoiding errors in your return also expedites the process.
If Utahns aren’t ready to file yet, they can get an extension to file, CPA David Cash with Cook Martin Poulson P.C. based here in Salt Lake City said. You need to have 90% of your tax liability paid already in order to qualify for a filing deadline extension. Any amount unpaid after an extension is subject to fees and penalties.
If Utahn’s are behind schedule on filing by April 18th, Cash advises that you should file an extension. “Make sure to pay what you owe, and if you are going to mail things in do it in mail certified for proof of mailing.”
Tulino with the IRS also reminds taxpayers that they need to claim any refunds from 2018 by April 18th as well and that it is also the deadline for the first 2022 quarterly estimated tax payment and to contribute to an IRA for 2021.
For helpful resources when filing such as payment options and free filing options, Tulino encourages Utahns to visit IRS.gov.