When is the 2018 Tax Season? It’s Ongoing with the Tax-Filing and Payment Deadline Set on April 17, 2018
This year’s tax season started on Jan. 29 with the deadline for tax filing and payment of any taxes due set on April 17, 2018. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15, 2018 to file.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects more than 155 million federal individual income tax returns for 2017 to be filed this year. The IRS is now busy accepting paper and electronic tax returns with the deadline fast approaching.
The usual tax filing deadline is April 15, but because that date falls on a Sunday this year and because the following Monday is Emancipation Day, a Washington, D.C., holiday, the deadline was set the next day, April 17.
More than 70 percent of taxpayers are expected to get tax refunds this year. In 2017, nearly 112 million refunds were issued, with an average refund of $2,895, according to the IRS.
About 90 percent of the tax returns are expected to be filed electronically, considering that this is the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund.
Reminders for Taxpayers
The IRS urges all taxpayers to prepare all their year-end statements before filing and to carefully fill in all the blanks with the correct data. Tax deduction claims should also be supported by required documents. Doing so will help avoid refund delays.
For this reason, more than 90,000 volunteers have spread out around the country to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers correctly complete their return.
The IRS reminds taxpayers that there are many ways to get help in filing and preparing their tax return. These are specified in IRS.gov, the official IRS website. There, taxpayers can find answers to all their tax questions.
Taxpayers may also visit IRS.gov/account to safely get access to their federal tax account. They can check the amount they owe the government, pay online or set up an online payment agreement.
Tax Deductions for Charitable Car Donations
If you donated vehicles to Veteran Car Donations last year, you need to attach all the documents that support your tax deduction claims when filing your itemized income tax returns. These include the donation receipt, the sales receipt, and Form 1098-C if you’re claiming an amount that’s more than $500 for one vehicle you donated that was sold at that same price. This will ensure the approval of all your claims.
If you did not make a car donation last year, anytime this year is as good as any in showing that you truly care for our struggling veterans who deserve all the help they can get. Your car donations to us at Veteran Car Donations will certainly go a long way in improving the living conditions of our former warriors who are facing a variety of problems in their transition to civilian life. They include the inability to find jobs for various reasons, inability to find support from the government and sometimes even from their own family, service-related physical disabilities, depression and other psychological problems, and homelessness.
How Your Car Donations Will Help Needy Veterans
The proceeds from your car donations will be used by our certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization partners to sustain, develop, and improve their veteran-directed programs that provide these services to needy veterans and their families:
- Medical care for those who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and other mental and physical problems
- General transitioning assistance for those who were recently discharged
- Permanent mortgage-free housing for those who are homeless
- Specially-adapted houses for those who have service-connected disabilities
- Job training programs and career workshops to boost the veterans’ chances of employment
- Grief counseling sessions for the families left behind by our fallen heroes
A Rewarding Giving Experience Awaits You
If you believe in the cause that we’re fighting for, then consider donating your unwanted car to us. We accept nearly all types of vehicles, in good running condition or not. You can contact us wherever you are in the United States since we have vehicle donation programs all over the country. Just call us at 877-594-5822, and we’ll walk you through our fast and simple car donation process. You can begin this process right away by filling our online donation form.
Your charitable act will of course not go unrewarded. Expect to receive a maximized tax deduction, a fast and free towing of your unwanted vehicle, and other perks when you donate your vehicle to us. Experience a joy-filled and highly rewarding giving experience that you will long remember. Donate now!