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Extended Individual Tax Deadline: What information do you send your tax preparer?


If you were granted a tax filing extension and want to pay more than you need to…this blog is not for you. For anyone else, who was granted an extension, this post will help you to avoid the failure to file a penalty and also guide you on everything you need to make your tax filing go as smoothly as possible.

The extended individual tax filing deadline is October 15. If you have not filed your 2021 taxes yet, you have less than a month to complete this task or risk facing steep penalties.

The fine for missing the deadline is known as the failure to file a penalty. This penalty equals 5% every month you don’t file up to 25% of what you owe.

To put this in perspective, if you owe $10,000 in taxes, and fail to file on time, you’ll owe an extra $500 a month up to $2500. In many places, $2500 is a month or two of rent.

The best way to avoid this penalty is to meet with a tax preparer as soon as possible. When you do meet with your tax preparer, here’s what you should bring to be prepared:

Forms of identification including

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Cards
  • TIN assignment letters for you, your spouse, and dependents (if applicable)
  • Bank account information if receiving direct deposit for return (voided check can also work)
  • Last 2 years of tax returns

Income documents including

W-2 form(s) for all jobs last year

  • 1099-NEC and/or 1099-K 
  • Records of income not reported on 1099 forms
  • Records of expenses including receipts, credit statements, etc.
  • Record of estimated tax payments
  • SSA-1099 form for Social Security benefits (if retired)
  • 1099-R for pension/IRA/annuity income (if retired)
  • 1099-G (if you received unemployment income or refund of state/local income taxes)
  • 1099-R (if you received disability income)
  • Documents for income or loss from the sale of stocks, bonds, or real estate (if applicable)
  • Documents for alimony received (if applicable)
  • Statements for prizes or lottery/gambling winnings (if applicable)
  • Documents for any other income

Expense documents to claim tax deductions including

  • 401k or IRA contributions
  • Taxes paid on the state and local level
  • Mortgage and property tax bills
  • Receipts for charitable donations
  • Records for supplies used as an educator

Everyone’s situation is different. It’s best to call a tax preparer as soon as possible to know precisely what is needed for your appointment.

Don’t spend 25% more on taxes by missing the deadline. Book an appointment with a tax preparer today and be prepared by gathering all the documents you need to make your appointment go smoothly.

Don’t pay more than you need to.

File today.

A.K. Burton, PC, has been working with the IRS for our clients for many years. Our firm has experienced accountants and lawyers who can represent you before the IRS and resolve any issues you may have. Call us at (301) 365-1974 for a consultation.

We serve the Bethesda, Rockville, and Montgomery County, MD area.

For more information, visit the Tax Outreach website

Extended business tax deadline 1065, 1120S: What information do you send your tax preparer?

If you are reading this, chances are you are a business owner, who filed an extension, getting ready to file, but you need guidance on what to do next.

Also, you may be worried because the extension deadline is approaching, and want to be prepared.

You’ve come to the right place. 

With the extension deadline quickly approaching, it’s best to file our return as soon as possible.

The original deadline passed (March 15, 2022) for partnerships, S corporations, or LLCs taxed as partnerships. If you filed an automatic six-month extension, your deadline is September 15, 2022.

When you do meet with your tax preparer, here’s a list of items to get you started as to what you need to bring:

If you have it:

  • a copy of your books (for example accountant’s copy of QuickBooks)
  • applicable spreadsheets

Income documents including:

  • Receipts from sales and services (example: forms 1099-k, 1099)
  • Accounts receivable records
  • Business checking/savings accounts interest (forms 1099-INT)
  • Investment income documents (including form 1099-DIV)
  • Additional income (including rental income, tax credits, etc.)

Forms related to Costs of Goods Sold (if applicable)

Expenses documents include:

  • Advertising
  • Phones (landline, fax, or cell phones related to business)
  • Computer & internet expenses
  • Transportation and travel expenses (include taxi fares, tax, tips, food, gas, and all expenses incurred to facilitate any business trips)
  • Commission and fees
  • Labor expenses paid to subcontractors and independent contractors
  • Depreciation
    • Cost and first date of business use of assets
    • Any records for using assets for personal activities
    • Documentation of prior year depreciation
    • Sales price and disposition date of any assets sold
  • Intangible assets (copyrights, etc.)
  • Business insurances
  • Interest expense (can include mortgage, business loan, or any investment expense)
  • Professional fees (lawyers, accountants, consultants, tax preparers, etc.)
  • Office supplies expenses
  • Rent expenses (if applicable)
  • In-home Office expenses (if applicable)
  • Payroll including wages, benefits, and other employee expenses
  • Repairs, maintenance of office facility, etc.
  • Total mileage 
  • Business mileage
  • Estimated taxes paid
  • Other business-related expenses

Every business is different, so it’s best to contact a tax preparer to know if there are any items not listed you may need.

Of course, if you don’t file by the extended deadline, there is a Failure to File penalty. The basic penalty is 5% of the unpaid taxes for each month a filing is late. The maximum penalty is 25%. If the return is more than 60 days late, the minimum penalty is the lesser of $435 or 100% https://cpa-maryland.com/services/tax-preparation/of the tax required to be shown on the return.

Late filings can also be charged interest. Visit the IRS website to get an exact calculation https://www.irs.gov/payments/interest

Be prepared. File today.

AK Burton, PC serves small businesses with all of their tax needs. Our experienced tax preparers can file your business and personal tax returns and represent you to the IRS. Call us at (301) 365-1974 for a consultation. 

We serve the Bethesda, Rockville, and Montgomery County, MD area.

Sources:

https://www.irs.gov/payments/failure-to-file-penalty 

https://www.blockadvisors.com/tax-preparation-checklist/ 

https://www.irs.gov/payments/interest 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-planning-and-checklists/important-tax-deadlines-dates/L7Rn92V1d