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The 2013 tax deadline for your 2012 tax return is back to the traditional April 15 deadline. Last year, the 2012 tax deadline for your 2011 tax return was April 17, 2012.
The deadline to file taxes last year was due to the Emancipation Day holiday. The 2012 tax deadline was extended for everyone even though all states do not observe the holiday. Tax day 2012 was also extended since the traditional April 15 deadline fell on a Sunday last year.
Whether or not you meet the tax deadline is based on the postmark on your taxes. You must have your taxes postmarked by the deadline, but the IRS doesn’t need to receive your taxes by the 2013 tax deadline. If you are using TurboTax, and plan to mail your taxes, deliver it to the post office before closing time on Monday April 15, 2013.
Make sure you check the address if you mail your return on tax day 2013. The IRS changed the mailing address for many taxpayers last year.
If you efile, you’ll also need to submit your return electronically by April 15.
How to File for a Tax Extension. If you file for an extension, your tax return will be due six months after the April tax deadline. The tax deadline for extended returns this year is October 15, 2013. You can file Form 4868 to get an automatic extension. However, you still have to pay the tax due by the original tax deadline on April 15.
While you are working on your tax return, there are some other deadlines that fall on the same day as the tax deadline.
Retirement Contributions. The tax deadline is also the deadline for making contributions to your IRA and Roth IRA.
Estimated Tax Payments. If you make estimated tax payments, the April tax deadline is also the same day that that estimated tax payments are due for first quarter.
Tax Refund Dates. Once you file your tax return, see the tax refund cycle chart to find out when to expect your refund.
Refund Delays. Two thirds of readers are reporting refund delays of more than 35 days. Something to keep in mind when you file.
If you put off filing until now, it’s time to get it done! Now that you know when the 2013 tax deadline is, you can file your tax return online with TurboTax.