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2017 Tax Filing Deadline Set for April 17, 2018 by Adam Slavin, CPA

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Adam Slavin

The IRS announced that the deadline for taxpayers to file their federal income tax returns for the 2017 tax year will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  The filing deadline is extended because the traditional due date of April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Monday is a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. April 17 is also the deadline for taxpayers to request a filing extension if needed.

In addition, the IRS said that that it will begin accepting taxpayers’ 2017 federal returns on Jan. 29, 2018, a few days later than last year, to ensure its systems are prepared to respond to any impact that tax legislation will have on 2017 returns.

Due to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, the returns that taxpayers file this year for 2017 should, for the most part, reflect the tax code that was in existence prior to the tax reform law.

About the Author: Adam Slavin, CPA, is a senior manager with Berkowitz Pollack Brant’s Tax Services practices, where he provides tax planning and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals and closely held business.  He can be reached at the CPA firm’s Boca Raton, Fla., office at (561) 361-2000 or via email at info@bpbcpa.com.

 

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